Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2020, which cuts spending by $2.7 trillion over ten years and is projected to balance within 15 years:

“The debt crisis is the single greatest threat to our national security. President Trump understands this, which is why his administration is working to cut spending, grow the economy, and restructure the Pentagon’s budget to effectively rebuild our military. In his budget proposal, the President continues to prioritize critical infrastructure projects that have a high return on investment, including full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track.

“Now that we’ve received the President’s budget, Congress must work quickly to fund the federal government on time so we don’t wind up in another last-minute spending battle. If we don’t get serious about fixing Washington’s broken funding process and solving this debt crisis, our country will lose the ability to do the right thing.”