06.05.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Updated Senate Calendar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds Majority Leader McConnell for changing the U.S. Senate calendar in order to make progress on key items:

“Senate Republicans have accomplished a great deal this year, but more needs to be done. That’s why it is encouraging that Leader McConnell took our concerns into consideration. We still have 271 nominations to confirm, and we must complete the appropriations process before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. President Trump was clear when he said he will not sign another last-minute omnibus spending bill again. We should not go home until we have completed our work. It is important to remember that simply canceling the August state work period is not the goal. We should be working nights and weekends now to get the results the American people sent us here to deliver.”

Senator Perdue is leading a push, along with 15 other U.S. Senators, to expedite floor consideration of funding bills and nominees in order to make substantial progress before the end of the fiscal year, September 30. The senators outlined their request in a letter sent to Leader McConnell on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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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.