06.19.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Syria Conflict & Government Funding On Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Armed Services and Budget Committees, today spoke with Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom about recent developments in Syria and upcoming government funding deadlines.

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Syria Conflict:

Sending A Clear Message: “This is a way that sends a message not only to Russia but also to Bashar al-Assad. No more chemical weapons, and we’re going to defend our people on the ground.” 

Ousting Assad: “The bigger issue in my mind is once this is settled, and we will get this settled eventually, what do you do with Syria? It's a non-state today. Bashar al-Assad has to go.” 

Rebuilding Syria: “The economy has got to be rebuilt. We need a global Marshall Plan. There are 65 million refugees walking the face of the Earth today—many of them in that region. We have to find a way to give those people a reason to go home and have a reasonable life once this is over.”

Government Funding:

Tallying Budget Failures: “This budget process is broken. It’s not worked but four times in 43 years. The Budget Act of 1974 is broken.”

Impacting Our Military: “We have had 178 continuing resolutions. Continuing resolutions hamstring our military.”

Quickly Approaching Deadline: “We only have 43 working days between now and the end of this fiscal year so we are guaranteed we won't have regular order appropriations. We’ve only averaged two and a half appropriations bills a year in the last 43 years to fund the government. We should appropriate 12 appropriation bills every year.”

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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.