07.19.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Health Care & Tax Reform On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network’s Mornings With Maria about moving forward on President Trump’s agenda to fix the health care system and overhaul the tax code.

Click here to watch or click on the image below.

071917_DPonMorningsWithMaria

 

Highlights:

Prioritizing National Interest: “My observation after two years, coming from the business world, is that self-interests sometimes trump the national interest. I see that in every issue we take up in Washington.”

Cleaning Up Obamacare Mess: “You know what is dysfunctional, is that there was a Democrat super majority in 2009 and 2010 that crammed Obamacare down our throats and now millions of people are hurting. If we could start over and not have to fix this mess, it would be a lot easier.”

Doing Nothing Is Not An Option: “Right now, Obamacare lives and you see more and more people losing insurance every day. This thing is collapsing under its own weight. The reality is Congress has to do something, sooner rather than later.”

Delivering A Solution: “Right now, people are afraid of losing access. Premiums have skyrocketed and people are losing their insurance because they can't afford it. We put Medicaid on a long-term sustainable path. And we protect preexisting conditions. That’s what we wanted to do and that’s what this Senate bill actually does.”

Looking Forward: “We’re not going to get to tax reform before September 30th. We’ve got to fund the government first.”

 ###

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.