12.19.18

Senator David Perdue: Another Continuing Resolution Is Totally Unacceptable

“This does nothing to address disaster relief for the people of Georgia who have been devastated by historic hurricanes.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about Congress again failing to fully fund the federal government or address much-needed disaster relief funding.

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Highlights: 

Absolute Embarrassment: “The U.S. Senate should have already fully funded the federal government's discretionary budget by September 30 of this year. That was three months ago.”

186th Continuing Resolution: “This will be the 186th continuing resolution that Congress has used to fund government in a temporary manner. I have a major problem with that.”

Does Nothing On Disaster Relief: “It’s incredibly disappointing that this continuing resolution does nothing to address disaster relief funding for the people of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, or California, who have been devastated by historic wildfires and hurricanes.”

Democrats Are Not Being Genuine: “President Trump wants to help these farmers and the people in California who have been devastated by these fires. He has said so repeatedly. The President said, ‘Farmers really got hurt, especially here in Georgia. But we're going to get it taken care of.’ There's no question the President of the United States wants to make good on that promise. The problem is he's dealing with another party that's not being genuine in their effort to find a solution to the funding issue right now.”

Finish The Job Now, Not February: “I fully believe the United States Senate should be back in Washington the day after Christmas to debate this, to get some compromise in order to protect the strategic industry of agriculture.”

No More Drama: “It is very clear that this continuing resolution is improper. It should not be done, and it puts the people who have been devastated by hurricanes and wildfires at risk. Going forward, we need to find a way to create a politically-neutral platform to fund this government on time, every year, without all this drama.”

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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.