07.12.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Postponing August Recess 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 postponing the scheduled August state work period, ending the Obamacare crisis, and tackling our country’s debt crisis.

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Highlights:

Focus On The People’s Priorities: “I think Don Jr. was very open and honest. We've got three investigations under way right now. One in the House, one here in the Senate and then independent investigators looking into all of this...I'm focused on getting back to the things that we're trying to focus on here, in order to get the people's work done.”

Outsiders Producing Results: “I am an outsider myself. That’s exactly how I got elected and that’s how President Trump got elected…What I am looking at is a President who is working at a business pace not a bureaucratic pace. He is focused on why the people elected him. Job one is to get the economy going again and let me tell you, aside from the headlines, the work going on in the White House is producing results.”

Working Through August: “Right now we've got to focus on getting the people's work done…We’re focused on this health care issue right now but we've got to move on. We've got so many things that we've got to do and that’s the reason we wrote the letter to Senate leadership.”

Ending The Obamacare Crisis: “This is an effort to try to find an 80 percent acceptable solution, just like you do in the business world every day. Nobody gets a 100 percent perfect solution in a business deal. What we're trying to do here is find something that is certainly better than Obamacare.”

Tackling The Debt Crisis: “We’re down a rabbit hole. Maria talks about the debt all the time and this is something we've got to start facing. The long-term dangers of that are really republic-threatening.”

Moving Forward: “The economy wants to turn. Consumer confidence is at a 13-year high. I have studied that for a long time and I have to tell you it’s fragile, because household debt is now back up to just where it was before 2009. This is a fragile potential turnaround, and we need to see the work in Congress move.”

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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.