Published On: Sat, Feb 21st, 2015

Rand Paul returned nearly $2 million to taxpayers since taking office

Following in the footsteps of his father, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, as being a good steward of our tax dollars, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced Friday he is returning nearly $500,000 from his office budget to the US Treasury.

Rand Paul at CPAC 2013 Image/Video Screen Shot

Rand Paul at CPAC 2013
Image/Video Screen Shot

Since taking office in January 2011, from his Senate office budget, Sen. Paul has returned: $1.8 million to the U.S. Treasury in cumulative yearly operating budget savings; $170,000 more through sequester cuts in 2013 and 17% of his total budget to taxpayers.

“Washington has put out-of-control and reckless spending on autopilot and I have pledged to Kentuckians that I will do everything I can to stop it,” said Sen. Paul. “I will continue to lead the fight to rein in government spending, both in my own office budget and my votes in the U.S. Senate.”

Sen. Paul has achieved the savings by asking his staff to do more with less and by taking advantage of technology. Even with the savings, he maintains one of the most active offices on Capitol Hill.

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