01.24.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Immigration Latest On Georgia Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined multiple Georgia radio shows across the state to provide an update on ongoing immigration discussions.             

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Highlights

Totally Irresponsible: “The Senate Democrats overplayed their hand. The funding deal that was offered to them on Friday is the same deal they took on Tuesday, and the Schumer Shutdown totally misread the American people. Americans see this as totally irresponsible, as do I.”

Majority Want Border Security: “The Harvard-Harris poll says that 80% of Americans want border security. Over two-thirds believe that President Trump is right, and that a DACA solution must include border security with a wall, an end to chain migration, and an end to this archaic visa lottery.”

Return To Founding Principles: “We need a government that is closest to the people, to the principles that built this country in the first place, and that’s economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty. That’s what Washington has gotten away from over the last 100 years.”

Big Government Failed: “People have realized, during the last eight years, we had the lowest economic growth in our history. What the Democrats proved is that bigger government, more regulations, and an onerous tax system is not consistent with growing our economy. If we don’t have a strong economy, we’ll never be able to afford our military. We’ll never be able to afford protecting our country. We’ll never be able to afford the safety net the Democrats boast about. The Democrat mantra of bigger government has failed. The evidence is abundant.”

Always An Outsider: “I came to this with no background in Washington politics. The President didn’t have a background in Washington politics either. So he and I are alike in that regard, in that we come to this with a different perspective. We just want to get results.”

Listening To Americans: “Americans support the President’s position on immigration. This is an issue he has been instinctively in line with the American people all along. I know the Washington media and the swamp up here don’t get that but the American people do.”

Moving To Merit-Based: “Senator Tom Cotton and I have a bill called that RAISE Act. It would lead us towards a merit-based immigration system, like Canada and Australia have had for decades.”

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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.