Senator David Perdue: I Have Heard Every Excuse Under The Sun

“Not being from the Washington bubble, I see our government’s out-of-control spending so clearly.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed another short-term funding patch, instead of fully funding the federal government until the end of the fiscal year:

“Here we go again. For the 19th consecutive year, Washington has not funded the federal government on time. As the current continuing resolution is expiring in the midnight hour, Congress is once again trying to pass a temporary fix three months after the beginning of the current fiscal year. This is ridiculous. In fact, Congress has only completed the full budget process four times in the past 42 years. Not being from the Washington bubble, I see our government’s out-of-control spending so clearly. We are well past the tipping point in this debt crisis and both political parties are to blame. This is a complete dereliction of duty and demonstrates how broken the system is and why our national debt will soon surpass $20 trillion.

“Over the past year, I have heard every excuse under the sun from my Senate colleagues about how this is the only way to get things done, when we all know it’s not. Every other entity in America must balance its budget and do so on time, and Congress is no different. Soon we will have a new president who is an outsider businessman that values budgets and the certainty they bring to businesses and families. I look forward to working with President-elect Donald J. Trump to completely change Washington’s funding process so we can finally begin to set real priorities and debate serious policies that produce results for all Americans.”