Senator David Perdue: Holding Our Military Hostage Is No Way To Govern

“Don’t tie immigration to funding the government. Our men and women in uniform deserve better”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor to reiterate that funding the government and solving the DACA situation are two entirely different issues, with two separate deadlines, and should not be tied together as one.  

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DP Floor Speech 1.18.2018

Only In Washington: “It is absolutely ridiculous that we're in the fourth month of this fiscal year, in the middle of January, and we still haven’t funded the government for the balance of the year. No other entity that I know of can do this except the United States federal government.”

Two Separate Issues: “The DACA solution and funding the federal government are two issues that we're talking about. They have nothing to do with each other and should not be tied together.”

False Deadlines: “I'm shocked Democrats would advocate for shutting down the government over a bill no one has seen yet and for an issue that has nothing to do with getting the government funded. Creating a false deadline for a DACA solution and using it to hold our military hostage is no way to govern.”

Right Back Here: “If we don't actually solve what created this we're going to be right back here in a few years, and that's the problem I have with the bill that's being discussed here, the so-called Graham-Durbin proposal.”

Solving DACA: “All we want is to solve DACA and ensure we aren’t doing this again in a few short years. That means we need a real investment in border security. We need to put the focus on immediate families of incoming immigrants. We need to end the archaic, outdated visa lottery.”

Time For Action: “It’s time for action. The American people demand it, but this should not be tied to funding the government. Our men and women in uniform deserve better.”