12.18.15

Senator David Perdue Fights For Georgia Priorities

Stands with Delegation to Protect Georgia’s Water Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the passage of the appropriations package for the remainder of fiscal year 2016:

“When it came to funding the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2016, I’m proud the Georgia Delegation stood together to advance Georgia priorities. The Georgia Delegation along with Governor Deal worked to stop the latest political attempt to intervene in our state’s water supply. Additionally, Georgia’s critical role in our national security and agriculture production was supported so we can keep America safe and Georgia growing.

“However, after my first full year in the Senate, I can tell you Washington’s budget process is broken. The Senate made some progress earlier this year when we advanced a balanced budget that cut $7 trillion from the President’s original request and paved the way for the repeal of Obamacare. Unfortunately, Washington’s latest grand bargain, which I strongly opposed, abandoned those efforts and afforded no opportunity for a full debate on other critical issues. It’s clear we still have much work to do to fix the budget process going forward since it has only worked four times in the past forty years.

“Above all, I’m committed to solving our nation's debt crisis and upholding my responsibility to protect the vital interests of Georgia. That will continue to be my focus as we carry this fight forward.”