August 2, 2011 - 7:54pm
"Never again will any president from either party be allowed to raise the debt ceiling without being held accountable for it by the American people"
The U.S. Senate today, with a bipartisan 74-26 vote, passed the $2 trillion-plus debt extension and sent it to the White House, where President Obama signed it, with a promise to cut about $1 trillion in future spending and set up a process to cut more than $1 trillion more.  Out in the White...
August 1, 2011 - 6:56pm
"This plan does not solve our problem. Not even close. I cannot abide the destruction of our economy, therefore I vigorously oppose this deal and I urge my colleagues and the American people to do the same."
Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, announced today that he would not be voting in favor of the debt ceiling compromise pending in the Senate.  In an “open letter,” sent to the press and posted on his web page, he characterized the proposal with a paraphrased...
July 30, 2011 - 9:03pm
"Senate Democrats are now holding up compromise on the debt ceiling not over how much to raise it, and not over what or where to cut. They are holding up the debt ceiling simply because they will not agree to a Balanced Budget Amendment."
Saturday afternoon, Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul (R., Ky.) attempted to offer a simple amendment to Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s debt ceiling plan: to add a condition that it not be raised until passage of a real Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.  He...
July 29, 2011 - 10:46pm
"Rather than come up with a bill that can pass, they've been busy ginning up opposition to everything else. Now it's time for them to act. I eagerly await the Majority Leader's plan for preventing this crisis."
The plan introduced by Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, to raise the nation's the debt ceiling and slash government spending, passed in a sharply polarized House of Representatives by a 218-210 margin, late Friday afternoon.   The bill was quickly sent over to the Senate...
July 16, 2011 - 11:07pm
Sen. Paul suggested to the committee that the most serious threats to our country from terrorism come from people entering from abroad on travel visas, refugee visas, and student visas.
Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, responded to last month’s apprehension of two suspected terrorists in his hometown of Bowling Green, Ky., by immediately insisting upon an investigation into what procedures and safeguards broke down, allowing the men into the United...
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