U.S. Senate (R-KY)
Dr. Rand Paul is the junior United States Senator for Kentucky. He serves on the Foreign Relations, Health, Labor, & Education, Homeland Security & Government Affairs, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committees.
Elected in 2010, he has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility, and a warrior against government overreach. Paul is a leading voice in the U.S. Senate on criminal justice reform and believes that policymakers should focus on rehabilitation and not incarceration.
While originally opposed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Paul advocated for the U.S. to remain in the nuclear deal as long as Iran was in compliance with the terms of the agreement. He favors a more balanced U.S. policy approach towards the Middle East.
Paul is a cosponsor of the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2018” (S. 3517), which would prohibit appropriated funds from being used for US military action against Iran without the authorization of Congress.
Residence: Bowling Green
Marital Status: Married (Kelley)
Prev. Occupation: Ophthalmologist
Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office
Education: BS Baylor University, 1984; MD Duke University, 1988
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA