03.16.16

Senator David Perdue: Balancing The Budget Should Not Be A Partisan Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary and Budget Committees, continues to advance an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget—a top priority of Georgians.

“To address our exploding debt crisis, we must make many changes to Congress’ current budget process, and a good starting point would be passaging a Balanced Budget Amendment,” said Senator Perdue. “When Washington spends more money than it brings in, it threatens our ability to fund our nation’s priorities. Frankly, balancing the budget should not be a partisan issue and, until recently, balanced budget proposals had broad bipartisan support. Georgians and Americans expect us to advance this amendment and other common-sense legislation aimed at getting our fiscal house in order.”

In his first weeks in office, Senator Perdue cosponsored the Balanced Budget Amendment. Georgia’s Constitution requires the state government to balance its budget every year. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on this federal legislation.