04.11.18

Senator David Perdue: It’s Time Politicians Get Serious About Balancing Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the U.S. House of Representatives’ upcoming vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution:

“One of the first things I introduced when I got to the United States Senate was a Balanced Budget Amendment. Forty-five states, including Georgia, are required to balance their budgets every single year, and Washington needs to do the same thing. It’s about time politicians get serious about balancing the budget without any gimmicks. However, let’s not kid ourselves here. Passing a Balanced Budget Amendment alone will not solve our country’s debt crisis. We won’t solve the debt crisis unless and until we fix our broken budget process.”

Senator Perdue has introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment in the U.S. Senate, and he has made it one of his top priorities to change Congress’ failed budget process. Over the past three years, he has met with policy experts, outside groups, retired Members of Congress, and his colleagues from both parties and chambers to study best practices and highlight the flaws of the current budget process.

In February 2018, Senator Perdue was chosen to serve on the newly established Joint Select Committee tasked with fixing Congress’ broken budget process. He is also a member of the Senate Budget Committee.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.