05.17.18

Senator David Perdue On Laura Ingraham Show: This Is Historic Obstructionism

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins The Laura Ingraham Show to discuss his efforts to confirm President Trump’s nominees and avoid last-minute funding battles.

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Highlights:

No More Omnibus Bills: “The last time we funded the government on time before the end of the fiscal year was 1996. We’ve only funded the government on time four times since the 1974 Budget Act passed. President Trump just wants Congress to do its job and fund the government. He doesn’t want another back-ended omnibus bill.”

Two Options: “The first thing we can do is keep the Senate open and force the Democrats to run out the clock. Secondly, we could use the nuclear option and get it back to 51 votes. Quite frankly, if the Democrats don’t start behaving more responsibly, both options should be on the table.”

Historic Obstruction: “These are not controversial nominees. Most of these nominees are all getting 70 and 80 votes. The Democrats are clear in what they are doing. This is unadulterated, historic obstructionism.”

Whatever It Takes: “The 16 letter signees and other Senators are willing to stay here and do whatever we have to do to get these nominations confirmed. If we don’t get it done, that puts all recesses in play, including the August state work period. We have to get these nominations confirmed.”

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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.