Sen. Rand Paul Newsletter — Dec 09, 2011

Reining in Out-of-Control Government Regulations
In 2009 alone, the Obama Administration’s unelected bureaucrats published a record-breaking 160,000 pages of rules in the Code of Federal Regulations. These federal regulations threaten peaceful citizens with heavy fines or jail time and place unreasonable burdens on businesses. The overreach of these regulatory agencies is simply out of control and is the reason why I introduced the REINS Act earlier this year.This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the REINS Act, or Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, championed by fellow Kentuckian Rep. Geoff Davis, and passed with a vote of 241-184.  As the sponsor of the REINS Act in the Senate, I will continue to work tirelessly to see its passage. Click HERE to read my entire statement. You can also click HERE to read my joint op-ed with Congressman Geoff Davis regarding the REINS Act that appeared in Roll Call this week.

Balanced Budget Amendment

Also this week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and I took to the Senate floor to address regarding Washington’s fiscal irresponsibility. The Senate has not passed a budget in over two years, and the U.S. national debt hovers at a staggering $15 trillion and will continue to rise. I believe the time has come for a Balanced Budget Amendment to be added to our Constitution. The future of our country depends on Washington taking control of it’s reckless spending and balancing it’s budget.  Click HERE or below to watch the video.

Constitutional Liberties

Earlier this week, I penned on op-ed in the National Review, denouncing the indefinite detention of American citizens suspected of terrorism. While I believe it is gravely important to prevent terrorism, it must not be at the cost of threatening the constitutional rights of American citizens. Last week, I took to the Senate floor and successfully blocked a vote that would have allowed the United States government to detain an American citizen indefinitely. I refuse to let Congress undermine our basic constitutional rights. Click HERE read the article. 

Media Wrap-Up

This week I appeared on Fox’s Hannity with Monica Crowley and Happening Now with Jon Scott and Jenna Lee. I also spoke with several Kentucky radio stations as well as those across the country.

Stay tuned for future updates. You can follow my official Twitter account HERE and subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE. Also, don’t forget to become a fan of myofficial Facebook page for other timely updates.

Warm Regards,


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