Senator David Perdue: Highway Bill Relies On Washington Budget Gimmicks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the latest highway bill:

“Our highways need to be repaired and critical infrastructure projects need long-term certainty, but Washington cannot keep relying on budget gimmicks that leave us worse off down the road. Georgians expected the Senate to spend the past three months developing a serious long-term solution that responsibly fixes our highway-funding problem. Instead, in typical Washington fashion, we’ve been given a highway bill that relies on mythical savings and includes multiple unrelated items that merit separate debate. We must repair our highways but Congress cannot ignore our country’s staggering debt crisis, and this type of governing has become dangerously acceptable to politicians in Washington.”