06.29.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Supreme Court & Farm Bill On Georgia TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins WRDW in Augusta and WALB in Albany to discuss Justice Kennedy’s retirement and Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Click here or on the image below to watch the WRDW interview. Click here to watch the WALB interview.

Senator Perdue on WRDW

Highlights:

Another Superb Nominee To Come: “We want someone on the Supreme Court who will adhere to the basic fundamental principles outlined in the Constitution: economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty. I think President Trump is going to bring us another superb nominee, just like he did with Neil Gorsuch.”

Nothing New: “Four times since 1980 both parties have nominated and confirmed Supreme Court justices during midterm elections.”

Meet Farmers’ Needs: “We’ve been working the last two years on this Farm Bill. I’ve been all over the state talking to farmers about how the current Farm Bill is working and things we can do to meet the needs of some commodity farmers. This is a bill that speaks to the peanut growers, cotton growers, pecan growers, and timber industry.”

Level Playing Field: “The Farm Bill is an opportunity for us to grow exports too, and that’s one reason why President Trump right now is working so hard to create a more level playing field in the trading area with our allies and people around the world. In the long-term, that’s going to benefit our farmers and people in Georgia in the agriculture industry.”

Recognize Family Effort: “Family farms are the backbone of our agriculture industry. We want to make sure that just because you aren’t on a tractor every day, it doesn’t mean you aren’t an active participant in that business. I grew up working on my family’s farm and can tell you that my aunts, my mother, my cousins, all of us had roles in the business, and they were very necessary. I’m hoping we’ll be able to fix this before the bill reaches President Trump’s desk.”

80% Solution: “This is not a perfect bill, but it’s a compromise. It’s a better than 80 percent solution. It makes sure that the ag industry continues to be treated as a strategic industry.”

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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.