Paul Derides Democrats Over FEMA Funding

With a partisan fight over a short-term federal spending bill escalating, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is criticizing Senate Democrats over federal disaster funding and blaming them for another potential government shutdown. Democrats and Republicans disagree over how to fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency and whether it should include cuts to other programs. Senate […]

Paul, Yarmuth Will Join Obama Aboard Air Force One Today

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., will travel with President Obama on Air Force One Thursday morning en route to the Brent Spence Bridge in northern Kentucky. The president is visiting the span in Cincinnati to rally support for his jobs plan and both lawmakers plan to speak with Mr. […]

Davis Battling Heritage Foundation Over Scorecard

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., is having a war of words with leaders of the Heritage Foundation after the Kentucky lawmaker slammed their legislative scorecard system. The group Heritage Action for America is a more aggressive grassroots arm of the conservative policy organization that recently released its ratings of the 112th Congress. Among the Kentucky […]

Paul Rips Senate for Rejecting Disaster Relief Amendment

In a statement to the press, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., denounced colleagues who voted against his amendment to offset federal funding  disaster relief through cuts to foreign aid. On Thursday, Democratic leaders granted Paul a debate on the measure in exchange for cooperation in allowing the bill to go forward ahead of schedule. The […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Praise Medal of Honor Recipient

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor from President Obama Thursday, becoming the first living Marine to receive the award in four decades. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama thanked Meyer and other members of his unit for their service in Afghanistan. “You did your duty above and […]

Paul: Securing Sherman Minton Bridge Should Be Top Priority

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., received an emergency briefing from federal officials regarding the Sherman Minton Bridge on Wednesday. The bridge was recently closed after an inspector found a crack in the main load-bearing portion of the 50-year-old span, which connects Louisville to southern Indiana. Paul says he spoke with Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez […]

Paul Wants End of ‘False Partisanship’ , Calls for Compromise

Speaking at the 48th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., stressed compromise and called on both parties to relinquish their ‘false partisanship’ as the 12-member super committee prepares to meet. The bipartisan panel has until late November 23 to recommend $1.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade. […]

Political Speculation Says Ron Paul Bid Could Give Rise to Rand Paul Presidency

A piece in the U.S. News & World Report speculates the presidential campaign of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., could pave the way for his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to run for the White House in the coming years. The article points out Congressman Paul came in second in the Iowa straw poll […]

Paul Denounces EPA for Coal Miners’ Week

While officials from the Environmental Protection Agency tour eastern Kentucky to asses the effect of coal mining on residents, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., denounced the agency as an “out of control” bureaucracy that is waging a war the industry. For most of this week, WFPL Environment Reporter Erica Peterson has been following EPA officials […]

Virginia Attorney General to Campaign for P’Pool

Helping a Republican ticket across state lines, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be campaigning for Kentucky attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool in late September. The trip will be highlighted by a fundraiser in Elizabethtown, which will further highlight GOP nominee’s attempts to nationalize the race against Demcoratic Attorney General Jack Conway as a referendum […]