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Rand PaulREPRepublican United States Senator
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Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician serving as the junior United States senator from Kentucky since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he is a son of former three-time presidential candidate and 12-term U.S. representative from Texas, Ron Paul. Paul describes himself as a constitutional conservative and supporter of the Tea Party movement. He has also described himself as libertarian-leaning like his father Ron Paul.Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul was a practicing ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Kentucky, from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2010. He was re-elected to a second term in 2016, and won a third term in 2022.Paul was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He ended his campaign in February 2016 after finishing in fifth place during the Iowa caucuses. While he initially opposed Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican primaries, he supported him following his nomination and became one of his top defenders in the U.S. Senate during his first impeachment trial, though on key votes Paul aligned with Trump the third least among Republican senators during Trump's presidency.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Duke University
Duke University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Brazoswood High School
Baylor University
1981 - 1984
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
United States Senate
2011 - Current
The Case Against Socialism
Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America
Our Presidents & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders
Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds
The Tea Party Goes to Washington
Private Practice
1993 - 2010
Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center
1991 - 1993
General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
1988 - 1991
Other Experience1 - 14 of 14
Lions Club International
Children of the Americas Program
2010 - Current
National Board of Ophthalmology
Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic
1995 - Current
Kentucky Taxpayers United
1993 - Current
Young Conservatives of Texas
1981 - 1983
Former President
Lions Club International
Senate Tea Party Caucus
2011 - Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
Former Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Former Member
Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate