08.21.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Trade, Funding & National Security On Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins David Westin and Shery Ahn on Bloomberg TV live from the White House to discuss trade, government funding, the debt crisis, and the critical role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plays in our national security.

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Highlights:

Honoring Heroes Of ICE: “The men and women of ICE put their lives on the line every day. About one million people a day cross our borders in one fashion or another, and 90 percent of the people that ICE detained last year were convicted of a crime. ICE is protecting our personal and national security.”

Getting Results On Trade: “We have an updated free trade agreement with South Korea. We may be weeks away from a revised NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada. We have the European Union talking about moving toward zero tariffs. We’re getting the results President Trump is going after, and that’s equal access on trade. We want a level playing field for our manufacturers, our agriculture producers, and all of our workers in America.”

Senate Session This August: “Over the last 44 years, since the 1974 Budget Act was put in place, Congress has only averaged 2.5 appropriations bills per year. To fund the government, you need to pass 12. We have a lot of work to do. The reason the Senate is in session this August is to get the government funded on time.”

Past The Tipping Point: “The federal government will spend $150 billion more in interest payments this year than we did last year. By 2023, unless we do something, we’re going to be spending more on interest on our national debt than on our national defense. The President wants to solve this debt crisis. He’s been working on it over the last year and a half by growing the economy.”

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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.