05.20.16

Senator David Perdue Receives Award For Work To Fix National Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, this week was named a Fiscal Hero by the Campaign to Fix the Debt for his work to improve our nation’s fiscal future and address the core drivers of the national debt.

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Campaign to Fix the Debt’s Maya MacGuineas presents Senator David Perdue with the Fiscal Hero award.

“We are $19 trillion in debt today and on track to near $30 trillion in the next decade,” said Senator Perdue. “This mounting debt crisis will not fix itself and we must act now. It’s time for Washington to be honest with the American people. If we don’t get serious about tackling our debt crisis, we will not be able to fully support our national security and other top priorities. I am optimistic that we can fix this, but it will require working together to make some tough decisions. We simply cannot afford to wait any longer.”

“Senator Perdue has worked through a variety of channels to draw attention and find solutions to the nation’s fiscal challenges,” said Maya MacGuineas, Head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. “While many lawmakers have chosen to bury their heads when it comes to these issues, Senator Perdue has shown courage and leadership and has been willing to stand up for what is right for the country - even when it’s not easy to do so. The longer we wait, the more severe and difficult the choices will be to fix the debt. Yet very few Members of Congress take this problem seriously. Those who do, like Senator Perdue, deserve our thanks and praise.”

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a nonpartisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. To raise awareness about the national debt crisis and call attention to Washington’s broken budget process, Senator Perdue joined Maya MacGuineas in writing an op-ed in The Washington Times. Read the full op-ed here