Senator David Perdue Statement on Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a three-month highway bill:  

“The gridlock that held up the highway bill exemplifies why Georgians are so frustrated with Washington. I continue to support funding critical infrastructure, but we must do so responsibly. For too long, Washington insiders have ignored our $18 trillion national debt and have wasted time on priorities that don’t match those of the American people. If we want to solve our fiscal crisis, we’ve got to grow the economy, and building infrastructure supports a robust economy. That’s why I proposed an amendment to the highway bill that would simply match the length of authorization with the available funding. I will work with my Senate colleagues over the next three months to find a serious long-term solution to responsibly fund our national highway system.”