11.29.18

Senator David Perdue Stands For Bold Changes To Fix Broken Funding Process

“We have to keep fighting for a politically neutral platform to fund the government because without that we will never solve this debt crisis.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform’s final legislative product. The committee did not make significant changes to Congress’s broken funding process, so Senator Perdue voted against the final product.

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Highlights:

Disappointed In Outcome: “If we don’t start standing up to our leadership and doing what’s right, we are going to have disappointment like mine because we have to wait until another day to fix the budget process that has been broken for 44 years.”

Product Should Have Been Bipartisan: “This select committee passed 5 amendments – 3 were sponsored by Democrats, 2 were sponsored by Republicans. There were many more amendments with Democrat and Republican cooperation that didn’t make it into the final product.”

Failed To Achieve Objective: “I want to be a yes on this. These are small steps and they do push the ball forward, but they will not achieve the objective to create a politically neutral platform to help us fund this government on time.”

Keep Up The Fight: “We have to keep fighting for a politically neutral platform to fund the government because without that we will never have a platform to stand on to solve this debt crisis.”

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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.