02.27.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s budget blueprint for federal agencies:

“After my first two years in the Senate and after over 40 years in business, it’s clear Washington’s entire approach to budgeting is broken. Just look at the results, our country is nearly $20 trillion in debt.

“Setting clear spending priorities is a good first step, but let’s be realistic, there is a lot we have to do to fix our country’s fiscal problems. We can’t simply cut spending to solve the debt crisis. In addition to cutting spending, we have to grow the economy, fix our broken budget process, save Social Security and Medicare, and reduce the spiraling cost of health care.

“I’m glad to see President Trump begin to realign Washington’s actions with the American peoples’ priorities, and I’m optimistic more can be done. We are going to have to take some bold actions if we want to dig out of this fiscal hole and tackle 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.