Rand Paul

Health and Welfare
3:28 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Rand Paul Says the Country Needs Healthcare Reform

LRC Public Information

It’s not the kind of reform favored by the Obama Administration, but, Kentucky’s junior Senator Rand Paul says health care reform should continue. If the US Supreme Court overturns health care laws enacted a few years ago, Paul says Congress gets a re-do. And he says with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, the country would get a better set of reforms. 

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Afternoon Update
3:54 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/14/12

Kentucky Politics:

The Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee has unanimously approved a bill to help 18-year-olds transition from foster care to independent living.

A Kentucky Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that calls for a constitutional amendment to allow lawmakers to divide more counties during redistricting.

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Government
3:22 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Sen Paul Opposes Alternative Energy Loan Program

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US Senator Rand Paul says the federal energy department should stop its loan guarantee program for companies developing alternative energy products. The Kentucky Republican told Energy Secretary Steven Chu Tuesday some of the loans have gone to wealthy friends of President Obama and that raises questions about the whole program.

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KY GOP Reorganization
3:02 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Rand Paul Seeking Grassroots Support for KY Republican Party Reorganization

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is encouraging his supporters to get involved in the reorganization of the state Republican Party. Paul e-mailed supporters asking them to take part in precinct elections get county delegates to the state convention where the top Republican Party of Kentucky leaders are chosen. RPK holds its reorganization every four years to coincide with presidential elections. There’s no talk in Paul’s letter about taking over the party, but getting supporters elected to local, county and state positions is a tool the senator’s father, U.S.

Kentucky Budget
8:17 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Budget Chairman Foresees No Major Budget Overhaul

Kentucky House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Rick Rand says he expects no major overhaul of Governor Steve Beshear's budget proposal.  Rand says House lawmakers will likely do some "fine tuning" but Governor Beshear's 19 and a half billion dollar two-year budget proposal won't undergo wholesale changes.  Lawmakers spent Sunday at the Capitol examining the budget proposal, which could be presented to House lawmakers for a vote within two weeks.  Rand says he expects the almost 8 and a half percent cuts Beshear proposed for most government agencies will largely stay in place.

Election 2012
4:27 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Paul on Vice Presidential Possibilities

Kentucky's junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn't close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate.

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Government
10:29 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Paul Says Re-enrichment Fight is Not Over

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he's still optimistic US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will authorize spent uranium re-enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant. Paul tells The Paducah Sun preservation of the plant's nearly 1200 jobs will be a factor.

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Government
10:09 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Paul Keeps Surgery Skills Sharp with Pro Bono Work

AP Report

An eye surgeon turned U.S. senator is keeping his medical skills sharp by doing pro bono eye surgeries for the uninsured in Kentucky. Republican Rand Paul removed cataracts from four patients in Paducah Tuesday. Paul was a longtime Bowling Green ophthalmologist before he was elected to the Senate in 2010. Paul says he has found his pro bono work during Senate recesses to be especially rewarding. Many of his patients have had extremely poor vision because they've put off treatment due to a lack of insurance.

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