11.06.19

Senator David Perdue Supports Committee Action To Change Broken Budget Process

“Ultimately, we need a politically neutral platform that will fund the government on time every year.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, supports committee passage of a bipartisan package that will make significant changes to Congress’ broken budget process:

“Since I first came to the U.S. Senate, many of us have consistently called for fixing this broken funding process. The sad reality is that Congress has only funded the government on time four times in the 45 years since the 1974 Budget Act became law. We are finally taking a major step toward our goal of achieving a politically neutral platform that will fund the government on time every year. I want to thank Senators Enzi and Whitehouse for working in a bipartisan way to get us to this point. Now, it’s absolutely critical that we work to establish funding deadlines with severe consequences if Congress doesn’t get the job done. We’ll never fully fix this broken funding process or the national debt crisis if Congress refuses to hold itself accountable for failure.”

Senator Perdue is an original cosponsor of the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act of 2019.

Over the past four years, Senator Perdue has met with policy experts, outside groups, retired Members of Congress, and his colleagues from both parties and chambers to study best practices and highlight the flaws of the current funding process. In June, he introduced bold changes to fix Congress’ broken funding process and end the use of continuing resolutions.  

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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.