|Please allow me to update you on what took place this week while I was in Washington, D.C.
Opposing the Export-Import Bank
On Thursday, I took to the Senate floor to urge my colleagues to oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. While hard-working American families continue to struggle in this economy, I believe the time has come for crony capitalism and corporate welfare to be put to an end. Click HERE or below to watch video of my floor speech.
FOCUS Act Testimony at the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee
I testified this week before a U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Subcommittee with Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.). The hearing regarded the Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures Act of 2012 – or FOCUS Act, which, earlier this year, I introduced in the Senate.
This legislation aims to amend the Lacey Act, a law that currently allows the federal government to apply foreign law to American citizens and businesses. Click HERE or below to watch my testimony, and click HERE to learn more about the FOCUS Act.
Taxpayers’ Friend Award from National Taxpayers Union
By consistently voting to reduce the burden on America’s taxpayers The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) awarded me this week with their 2011 Taxpayers’ Friend Award. The NTU does a comprehensive analysis of every vote on tax and fiscal policy each year to determine a member’s voting record on issues of importance to taxpayers. This year I was one of just 53 Members of Congress to receive an “A” grade.
(Sen. Paul receives the National Taxpayers Union’s 2011 Taxpayers’ Friend Award from NTU Vice President of Government Affairs Andrew Moylan (left) and NTU President Duane Parde (right). 05/10/12)
Tea Party Challenges the Establishment and Wins
Also this week, I wrote an op-ed that appeared in The Washington Times regarding the Tea Party’s recent success in Indiana with the victory of Richard Mourdock. I still firmly believe today, as I did running for office in 2010, in the Tea Party’s core principles of rising above the status quo. I will continue fighting against the Washington establishment to preserve America’s constitutional liberties. To read my op-ed, click HERE.
This week I appeared on Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News and also spoke with several Kentucky radio stations as well as those across the country.
You can find updates on what I’m doing by visiting my Senate website, www.paul.senate.govand you can follow my official Twitter account HERE. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE. Don’t forget to become a fan of my official Facebook page for other timely updates.
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