04.01.19

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Support For Disaster Relief Package

“It’s time to put aside individual political interests and pass this disaster relief bill for Americans who are depending on us.”

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s support for disaster relief for Georgia and other states impacted by recent natural disasters.

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“President Trump has been resolute in his support for the people of Georgia and other areas of our country who have been devastated by natural disasters, including Puerto Rico,” said Senator Perdue. “It’s unacceptable that Washington’s intransigence continues to threaten the livelihoods of the very people who sent us here to represent them. Every day we continue debating disaster relief is a day people across the country face crippling uncertainty. It’s time to put aside individual political interests and pass this disaster relief bill for Americans who are depending on us.”

In February, Senator Perdue, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and a group of senators introduced a bipartisan disaster relief package with funding for Georgia and other states that are recovering from recent hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters. Senator Perdue spoke on the Senate floor last week to urge support for this bipartisan disaster relief package.

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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.