Rand Paul (son of former Congressman Ronald Ernest Paul) is a Senator from Kentucky. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1963, he attended Baylor University and graduated Duke University with his M.D. in 1988. He is an ophthalmologist and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010 as part of an insurgent campaign that was seen as a major victory for the Tea Party movement. In his victory speech, he declared he was bringing "a message from the Tea Party" to Washington. In 2016, he was a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination.
Senator Rand Paul has voted for less spending than have any of his colleagues, and is one of only two to have voted for less spending on net. In 2019, he voted against the "Bipartisan Budget Agreement," citing its high price tag and declaring its passage would mark the end of the Tea Party.