Senator David Perdue Statement On Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the funding bill Congress passed for the remainder of fiscal year 2017:  

“President Trump is undertaking an ambitious turnaround of the federal government. His first funding bill is a step in the right direction to move forward after eight years of dysfunction. However, both the President and Congress are still hamstrung by the broken budget process. Too many in Washington will only negotiate when there is an ultimatum between funding the federal government or stopping everything in its tracks. We need to break through this vicious cycle by changing the budget process and putting in place a politically neutral platform that responsibly funds the government on time. Fixing the budget process is a prerequisite to solving our nation's debt crisis, and I will continue to work directly with President Trump and OMB Director Mulvaney to make sure we don’t take our eye off the bigger picture.”