11.21.19

Senator David Perdue Opposes Congress’ 188th Short-Term Spending Bill

“Congress should work every single day and night until we resolve this funding crisis.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, votes against Congress’ 188th continuing resolution (CR), which will extend federal funding through December 20, 2019:

“Let’s get one thing straight: the only reason the Senate didn’t work through August was because we had a bipartisan deal in July to fund the government on time without partisan poison pill amendments. Senate Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for reneging on that agreement upon return in September. Since then, Democrats have blocked funding for our military at every turn and forced our women and men in uniform to operate from one continuing resolution to the next. The Democrats know CRs cost the military billions of dollars every year, yet they continue to punt every opportunity to negotiate in good faith. Kicking the can to December 20th does nothing to solve the real issue. Congress should work every single day and night until we resolve this funding crisis. Again, nothing will change until we fix the way we fund the federal government and hold Congress accountable.”

Background On Senator Perdue’s Work To Responsibly Fund The Federal Government:

  • In May, Senator Perdue warned about the devastating impact that CRs have on military readiness.
  • In June, Senator Perdue introduced bold changes to fix Congress’ broken funding process and end the use of continuing resolutions.
  • In July, Senator Perdue led a group of 16 senators encouraging Trump administration officials to reach consensus on a budget deal to fully fund the government on time. The senators warned that another continuing resolution (CR) would devastate the military, delay the implementation of President Trump’s National Defense Strategy (NDS), and increase spending.
  • In August, Senator Perdue encouraged his colleagues to support President Trump’s bipartisan budget agreement and voted in favor of the budget deal.
  • In September, Senator Perdue opposed Congress’ 187th CR after Senate Democrats reneged on their previous bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government on time.
  • Senator Perdue has continuously called out the flaws in Congress’ funding process and warned of the damage CRs inflict on the military.

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