07.11.17

ICYMI: CBS News Highlights Senator David Perdue’s Push For Working Through August Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Nancy Cordes on CBS News’ This Morning about his effort to cancel or truncate the Senate’s scheduled August state work period if meaningful progress has not been made on the following five priorities: fixing health care, funding the government, dealing with the debt ceiling, passing a budget resolution, and improving our tax code.  

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Highlights:

Acting On Priorities: “I can tell you what, if you did a vote out there in the real world, they would vote for us to stay here and get their work done.”

Breaking Through Gridlock: “The gridlock up here is not understood by people back home, nor is it going to be tolerated.”

On June 30, Senator Perdue was joined by nine other senators in sending a letter sent to Leader McConnell outlining their request to work through the August recess period. Senator Perdue also wrote an op-ed on the need to cancel or truncate August recess in the Daily Signal.  

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.