06.20.18

Senator David Perdue: Cutting Unnecessary Funding Should Be An Easy Vote

“This debt crisis will get worse, and it’s time for Washington to come to grips with this reality.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) calls out the United States Senate for its unwillingness to debate spending cuts on unused and expired government programs:

“We are past the tipping point in this debt crisis. Today, most of the money we spend on our military, our veterans, and domestic discretionary programs is borrowed money. President Trump realizes this, which is why he suggested cutting unused and expired government programs. These are simple cuts, arguably the easiest we could make, and they should have been easily supported today. This debt crisis will get worse, and it’s time for Washington to come to grips with this reality.” 

Yesterday, Senator Perdue publically urged his colleagues to support his bill that rescinds government funding for unused and expired government programs. These programs were approved on March 23, 2018 in Congress’ massive, last minute omnibus bill, which Senator Perdue voted against.

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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.