07.08.15

Senator David Perdue Responds to Proposed Army Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement regarding the proposed Army restructuring by the Department of Defense: 

“When national security alerts are at an all-time high and ISIS is recruiting new terrorists daily, scaling back our military is nonsensical. Today, I spoke directly with Secretary of the Army John McHugh to express my concern for this proposed cut back, specifically the impact on Fort Benning, Fort Stewart, and Fort Gordon. Georgia’s strong military community cannot be significantly reduced at a time when we need it most. 

“Furthermore, these cuts are an example of Washington’s inability to responsibly budget. Funding our military should be our top priority. In order to combat our growing global security crisis, we need a strong military supported by a strong economy and a budget that reflects these priorities. I urge President Obama, as our Commander in Chief, to reconsider his dangerous downsizing and finally provide a coherent military strategy.”