02.01.18

Senator David Perdue Speaks With PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour about an array of issues that lie ahead in 2018.

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Highlights:

Infrastructure Investments: “The only way Chuck Schumer is going to get infrastructure financing done without including private companies is by creating more taxes, and we know what that does to the economy. We’ve got examples right now, like Power Africa. The U.S. State Department invested $8 billion and attracted $48 billion in a public-private partnership that will bring power to Africa for the next decade. We have the same opportunities in the United States.”

Deterring Bad Actors: “We've got to be very serious with not only Russia but also North Korea, Iran, and other nefarious actors around the world today. They need to know we're serious about messing with our election process. This is a democracy. That won't be tolerated. Republicans and Democrats agree on that.”

Concluding Investigations: “I'm anxious to get these intelligence committee investigations done, and to get the independent investigation over and done with. I think we need to get past this. We've been doing this almost a year now.”

Upping Pressure: “There's no question we need more serious sanctions against Iran and North Korea. So the calculus here is, is Russia going to help us with North Korea? Are they going to respond to sanctions from the President? We'll see very quickly.”

Results Driven: “This President does not fit the mold of the traditional Washington establishment president. He's an outsider. He's a business guy. I'm not worried about popularity polls. I'm worried about results. Right now his agenda is providing those results. The work we did on regulation last year, the work we did on energy and taxes are producing results. That's not lost on people in my state and across the country.”

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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.