08.01.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Progress To Fund The Government On Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on passage of the second package of 2019 funding bills:

“In March, President Trump was clear when he said he will not sign another massive omnibus bill. That’s why we pushed for the Senate to work through August and avoid another last-minute spending battle. We’ve made some progress. After this funding package, we have five more funding bills to complete before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Congress has only funded the government on time four times in the last 44 years, and the last time was in 1996—more than 20 years ago. On top of that, the federal government has shut down 20 times in the last 42 years because Congress failed to meet its funding deadline.”

Senator Perdue is leading a push to expedite floor consideration of funding bills and President Trump’s nominees in order to make substantial progress before the end of the fiscal year, September 30. The group of senators outlined their request in a letter sent to Leader McConnell on May 10, 2018. On June 5, 2018, Leader McConnell updated the Senate calendar to extend the work period to fund the government on time and make progress on nominees.

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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.