Senator David Perdue: Irresponsible Governing Must Stop Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked a vote to advance a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government until December 11, 2015 and end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood:

“Today, I voted to temporarily fund the federal government and protect life by ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Yet again, Senate Democrats have ignored the will of Georgians and the American people. In recent weeks, Senate Democrats blocked a bipartisan vote against the dangerous Iran nuclear deal to defend President Obama's legacy and blocked a defense appropriations bill preventing funding for our military. Now, Senate Democrats have chosen to block a bill that would responsibly keep the federal government functioning so they can protect Planned Parenthood. This is reckless behavior and Georgians are fed up with these childish antics. I am too. The Senate’s structure requires bipartisan cooperation and without it, Washington cannot continue down this unsustainable path. It is time for the political brinkmanship to stop and cooperation to start. Putting politics over practicality and protecting President Obama's legacy instead of the American people’s priorities is irresponsible governing and it must stop now.”