Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced recently that he has returned over $6.5 million from his official operating budget to the taxpayers since taking office in January 2011.
“It’s easy to picture Washington’s out-of-control spending as a massive, untamable beast,” said Dr. Paul. “I’m determined to show change is possible by starting in the area under my control, while working everywhere else I can to stop ‘business as usual.’ When I ran for office, I promised Kentuckians I would stand for smaller, more efficient government, balanced budgets, and spending restraint. I’m proud my staff and I have kept that pledge while operating one of the most active federal offices.”
Dr. Paul has achieved the savings by asking his staff to do more with less.
This past year, Dr. Paul and his staff have assisted thousands of Kentuckians with casework all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, fielding over 13,000 calls and over 14,000 letters, emails, and faxes to Kentuckians in need of assistance. His team has also assisted Kentuckians in obtaining approximately $14.9 million in federal dollars from federal agencies. They were among the first on the ground and have continued to assist local and state officials in the aftermath of the western Kentucky tornadoes and the eastern Kentucky floods. They have also traveled and met with Kentuckians in all 120 counties over this past year.
In Washington, D.C., Dr. Paul and his staff continue working for all Kentuckians and taxpayers by fighting for commonsense, fiscally conservative solutions to bureaucratic problems and waste. Dr. Paul has led the way for reform by introducing a five-year balanced budget, and shining a spotlight on reckless federal spending. Dr. Paul and his staff continue to defend the liberties and rights of every American, and are committed to doing so while also preserving your tax dollars.