07.12.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses August Recess & President Trump’s Priorities On Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke with Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom about postponing the scheduled August state work period to make continued progress on President Trump’s priorities.  

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Highlights:

Postponing State Work Period: “I applaud the Leader’s decision to delay this. We had 10 senators actually put a letter together to encourage our caucus to stay in, and that’s what we are doing.”

Confirming President’s Nominees: “There are over 130 nominations and because of Democratic obstructionism here, we can’t get them confirmed. We’ve got to get that done.”

Acting On Priorities: “We’ve got the debt ceiling to deal with. We’ve got the fiscal year 2018 budget, the reconciliation that goes with that, and 12 appropriations bills—and we’ve got to do that by September 30th. We only have 40 working days, between now and September 30th, and then—if we get all of that done—we’ve got the tax package in front of us.”

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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.