Senator Rand Paul Questions Former Obama Administration’s Official and Advisor at Foreign Relation Committee Hearing on America’s Military Role in the World

Senator Rand Paul Questions Former Obama Administration’s Official and Advisor at Foreign Relation Committee Hearing on America’s Military Role in the World

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Please allow me to update you on this week’s happenings in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rand Paul Questions Former Obama Administration’s Official and Advisor at Foreign Relation Committee Hearing on America’s Military Role in the World

On Thursday, I attended the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to question former Secretary of State James Baker and former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on our nation’s current role in the world and our priorities for future global engagement. During the hearing, I emphasized the need for the President to always seek congressional approval before engaging in any type of armed conflicts or wars, as well as come before Congress with an exit strategy prior to any combat operations.

Click or below to watch my remarks.

Dr. Rand Paul Introduces Resolution Commending the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction for Providing Accountability for Taxpayer Dollars

Also on Thursday, I introduced a resolution in the Senate commending the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) for providing accountability for taxpayer dollars spent in Afghanistan.

In the resolution, I also urged all inspectors general to look to the SIGAR as an example of the vigor and independence the Senate expects of persons given the responsibility to conduct agency oversight. Since the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s creation in 2008, the office’s recommendations has resulted in more than $1,000,000,000 in potential taxpayer savings.

Click HERE to read my entire statement.

Dr. Rand Paul Uncovers $70,000 NSF Study Investigating the Gender of Wikipedia’s Contributors

Earlier this week, I released the latest edition of ‘The Waste Report,’ which is an ongoing project cataloguing egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. In the latest edition of ‘The Waste Report,’ I uncovered the National Science Foundation (NSF) spending $70,000 taxpayer dollars to fund a New York University study investigating the gender voluntary participation rate among contributors to the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Click HERE to read my latest ‘Waste Report.’

Dr. Rand Paul Meets with the Kentucky Association of Realtors

This week, I met with members of the Kentucky Association of Realtors to discuss important issues affecting the real estate industry throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We additionally touched on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is stifling business and growth in Kentucky.

(Dr. Rand Paul and Kentucky Association of Realtors – May 11, 2016)

Dr. Rand Paul Meets with Kentuckians from I.B.M.

I had the privilege of meeting again this year with I.B.M.’s Senior State Executives of the Lexington and Louisville offices, Owen Cropper and Don Fitzpatrick, and discussed the trans-pacific partnership agreement, as well as many important issues pertaining to trade.

(Dr. Rand Paul and I.B.M – May 11, 2016)

Dr. Rand Paul Meets with Kentucky ALS Association

Also this week, I had the opportunity to meet with a group of Kentuckians whose lives have been and are still being affected by the ongoing battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). The group, comprised of Kentuckians with ALS, caregivers, and family members, discussed ways that the U.S. Senate can help those who suffer from this terrible disease.

(Dr. Rand Paul and University of Kentucky ALS Association – May 10, 2016)

Dr. Rand Paul Meets with Hopkinsville Milling Company

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to speak with Robert Harper, President of the Hopkinsville Milling Company, in my offices in Washington, D.C. We discussed national food labeling and agricultural issues affecting western Kentucky during the meeting.

(Dr. Rand Paul and Robert Harper – May 11, 2016)

Dr. Rand Paul Meets with University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine

On Wednesday morning, I had the pleasure of meeting with the University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine. While speaking with the group, we focused on safe nursing staffing, mental health, and trauma care.

(Dr. Rand Paul and University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine – May 11, 2016)

Dr. Rand Paul Meets with University of Louisville’s McConnell Scholars

On Wednesday, I also had the privilege of meeting with students from the University of Louisville who qualified for the McConnell Scholars Program and Scholarship. I would like to congratulate and commend these remarkable individuals on their academic excellence.

(Dr. Rand Paul and University of Louisville’s McConnell Scholars – May 11, 2016)

Dr. Rand Paul Meets with Northern Kentucky University Undergraduates and Chase College of Law Students

On Thursday, I also had the opportunity to speak with students from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) outside on the Capitol steps. The group consisted of NKU undergraduates and students from NKU’s Chase College of Law. I enjoyed speaking with the students on a number of topics including upholding the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

(Dr. Rand Paul and NKU’s Students – May 12, 2016)

MediaWrap-Up

This week, I spoke with several radio stations in Kentucky including Brian Jackson of WVJS, Alan Watts of WDKZ, and Chad Toung and Al Arbogast of WKCT.

Have An Issue Or Concern?

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