Rand (Rand) Paul (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.4343
FAX: 202.228.6917
District: 270.782.8303
Senator
Room 295 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-1704

Residence: Bowling Green, KY
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2028
Spouse: Kelley Ashby   DOB: 1/7/1963
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Children and Families
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
MemberSenate Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management
MemberSenate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
MemberSenate Committee on Foreign Relations
Ex-OfficioSenate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
FC MemberSenate Tea Party Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Pro-Life Caucus

Bio

Dr. Paul's entrance into politics is indicative of his life's work as a surgeon- a desire to diagnose problems and provide practical solutions, whether it be in Bowling Green, Ky., or Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, M.D., is one of the nation's leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the United States Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. As a fierce advocate against government overreach, Dr. Paul has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope. As a hard-working and dedicated physician - not a career politician - Dr. Paul came to Washington to shake things up and to make a difference.

Dr. Paul is a devoted husband and father of three and has been married for 31 years to Kelley Ashby Paul of Russellville, Ky. Dr. Paul and Kelley are both devout Christians and are active in their local church. Dr. Paul is the third of five children born to Carol and Ron Paul. He grew up in Lake Jackson, Tex., and attended Baylor University. He graduated from Duke Medical School in 1988. Dr. Paul completed a general surgery internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga., and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center. Upon completion of his training in 1993, Dr. Paul and Kelley moved to Bowling Green to start their family and begin his ophthalmology practice.

Dr. Paul founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, an organization that provides eye exams and surgery to needy families and individuals. He is a former president and 17-year member of Lions Clubs International, which is dedicated to preserving sight by providing eyeglasses and surgery to the less fortunate around the world. In recognition of his outstanding and sustained efforts to provide vision care to Kentuckians in need, Lions Clubs International has awarded Dr. Paul many of its highest commendations.

During his free time, Dr. Paul currently performs pro-bono eye surgeries for patients across Kentucky. Additionally, he provides free eye surgery to children from around the world. Most recently, he traveled to Guatemala and Haiti on a medical mission trip. During his time in Guatemala and Haiti, over 200 patients, many of them blind with cataracts, had their vision restored.