09.12.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Debt Surpassing $20 Trillion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on our nation’s debt surpassing the $20 trillion mark:

“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound? One thing is for sure, most Americans don’t know yesterday our country’s debt surpassed the $20 trillion mark. This should have sounded the alarms in Washington. Instead, today it is business as usual.

“Washington has got to wake up. This debt crisis is well past the tipping point and it is directly impacting our ability to fund our priorities. A perfect example is natural disaster relief funds. This isn’t anything new. The warning signs have been there. What’s been missing is the political will to do something about it. We can get out of this debt crisis but first we will have to fix Congress’ budget process.”

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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.