06.04.18

Senator David Perdue Recognizes President Trump’s First 500 Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) recognizes President Donald Trump’s successful first 500 days in office:

“President Trump’s first 500 days will be defined by promises made and promises kept. He is listening to the American people and moving at a business pace, not a bureaucratic pace. When the President took office, he made it clear that job one was growing the economy. To do that, he worked with Congress to focus on three things: reducing onerous regulations, unlocking our energy potential, and changing our tax system. As a result, consumer confidence is at a 17-year high, CEO confidence is at a 20-year high, and we have created nearly three million new jobs.

“President Trump has confirmed the most circuit court judges of any President in their first year, and conservative Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court. We have a president who is reinvesting in our military and working to clean up the VA for our nation’s heroes. Last month, the President followed through on his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. We are strengthening relationships with our international allies and holding rogue regimes accountable. President Trump continues to put the American people first and work to create a level playing field.”

President Trump’s First Year of Accomplishments:

  • Nearly three million new jobs created
  • 870 rules and regulations eliminated
  • 1,500 bureaucrats fired at the VA for poor performance
  • 300 underperforming bureaucrats fired at the Department of Education
  • Consumer confidence is at 17-year high
  • CEO confidence is at 20-year high
  • Neil Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court
  • Confirmed the most circuit court judges of any President in their first year
  • Lowest unemployment rate since 1969
  • Lowest African American unemployment rate on record
  • More NATO countries paying their fair share on defense
  • Reinvested in our military with a strategy-driven budget
  • Improved South Korea Free Trade Agreement
  • Repealed the Obamacare Individual Mandate

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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.