Louisville Disability Protesters Question Proposed Legislation

A group protested outside Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Louisville office on Tuesday. The protest was meant to raise awareness of a bill being considered by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions, which Paul sits on. The legislation was drafted by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). It will help protect youth with disabilities… Continue reading Louisville Disability Protesters Question Proposed Legislation

KIPDA to Lobby for Aging Care Funding

A local agency for aging and independent living will be in Washington next week to lobby legislators in the hope of preserving the federal budget for aging care programs. The Social Services Division of the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency provides assistance to disabled persons of all ages as well as the elderly, and… Continue reading KIPDA to Lobby for Aging Care Funding

Failure of Paul Amendment Clears Way for Patriot Act Renewal

Kentucky’s senior Senator Mitch McConnell won a legislative victory over his colleague Rand Paul today. Senator Paul had proposed an amendment to a measure extending the Patriot Act for four years. The amendments delayed action on the legislation, which was likely Paul’s goal. He says the Patriot Act, which was passed in response to the… Continue reading Failure of Paul Amendment Clears Way for Patriot Act Renewal

Paul Lobbying for Exemption to Pay Expenses for Medical Practice

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is seeking an exemption to conflict-of-interest rules. Paul is an ophthalmologist and he’s been performing eye surgeries for free at his Bowling Green practice since taking office. Senate rules prohibit members from being paid for other employment, but Paul is asking his colleagues to allow him to bill patients only to… Continue reading Paul Lobbying for Exemption to Pay Expenses for Medical Practice

Kentucky Republicans Hold Unity Rally

In the wake of Tuesday’s primary election, around 200 Kentucky Republicans turned out for a unity rally Saturday at state GOP headquarters in Frankfort. The spotlight fell mostly on Senate President David Williams, the Republican gubernatorial nominee. After getting all of Tuesday’s winners to join him on stage, Williams launched into an attack on Gov.… Continue reading Kentucky Republicans Hold Unity Rally

Ron Paul on Diane Rehm

Ron Paul, the Republican Congressman, Presidential candidate and father of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be on the Diane Rehm show today at 10 am. The conversation should be interesting, since they’ll be taking calls and a lively discussion has already started on the show’s website.

Rand Paul’s Brother Considering Senate Bid in Texas

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s brother Robert Paul is reportedly mulling a bid for the Senate in Texas. Robert and Rand Paul are Texas Congressman and former Presidential candidate Ron Paul’s sons. Robert Paul has not yet started raising money, and while his chances may appear slim, his brother’s campaign was similarly inauspicious.

Rand Paul Discusses 2012 Aspirations, Libya, Budget

The senator spoke briefly about the conflict in Libya and criticized the president for not involving congress more heavily in the decisions to enforce a no-fly zone over the country. He also told the Louisville Rotary Club Thursday he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012, but will not run against his father.

Members of Congress Continue Supporting Measures to Limit EPA

The proposals include: a limit on how long the EPA has to approve or reject mining permits; a block on new carbon emissions regulation; and a call for hearings on the President’s plans to protect waterways from mining.