Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator from Kentucky

Randal Howard Paul was born in January 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. After completing his residency in ophthalmology, he moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he worked at a vision center, and later a private medical group. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist.

He began his political career working with his father, Ron Paul, also a physician, in a presidential campaign. He was elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2011.

Paul is married to Kelley Ashby and they have three sons. He was baptized in the Episcopal Church and later identified himself as a practicing Christian from the time he was a teenager. He is now a Presbyterian.

In the News…

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said that, since America does not have almost $2 trillion “sitting around” to spend on the coronavirus stimulus plan, all the money for it would have to be borrowed. He called this a mistake.

“People don’t see the unforeseen complications of this down the road. What it does for currency, ultimately does to our economy, it’s a big mistake, even if they say it’s for legitimate purposes.”

As for the economy, he said, “I think we are rounding the bend. This is not the time to put the country further into debt.”

The senator discussed various aspects of the legislation including the proposed $15 minimum wage, which he said will cause unemployment and eliminate minimum wage jobs, particularly for young workers looking for their first paychecks. “I think it is a big mistake and a disservice to our youth” to set wages higher than the market will sustain, he said.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Paul today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky
167 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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