06.06.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Updated Senate Calendar On Fox News

“This is not about canceling August recess. It’s about doing our job and getting our work done.”

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends about Majority Leader McConnell’s decision to change the U.S. Senate calendar in order to make progress on key items. Last month, Senator Perdue and 15 other senators urged Leader McConnell to expedite floor consideration of funding bills and nominees and offered to work nights, weekends, and through the August state work period if necessary to get it done. 

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Highlights: 

Doing Our Job: “This is not about canceling August recess. It’s about doing our job and getting our work done. We’ve got to fund the federal government before September 30.”

 Similar Effort: “Last year, we did the same thing. The Democrats released 77 nominations in one day. Prior to that, only 44 nominees had been confirmed all year.”

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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.