Senator David Perdue: This Is The Second Schumer Shutdown This Year
“Let’s fully fund this government, secure our border, and provide disaster relief for the people who are in need right now.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about the second Schumer Shutdown and ongoing negotiations to fully fund the federal government, including critical funding for border protection and disaster relief. Currently, most of the government remains open and essential services continue, including: federal law enforcement, TSA screening, payments to veterans, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP benefits, and USPS mail delivery.
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Second Schumer Shutdown: “Republicans and Democrats had a deal earlier this week with $1.6 billion for border security. That deal was taken away. We are now experiencing the second Schumer Shutdown this year.”
Ready To Make A Deal: “This President has shown over and over again that he is workable with our colleagues across the aisle to find a common solution that we can all live with. He’s ready to make a deal today.”
Time To Get This Done: “The U.S. House sent a bill back to the Senate that included not only border security funding, but also a serious disaster relief package for hurricane and wildfire victims. The U.S. Senate should have included President Trump’s priorities from the very beginning. Now this body has the chance to do the right thing. It’s time to get this done.”
75% Complete: “This year, the U.S. Senate and House did something for the first time in 22 years, and that was fund at least 75% of our federal government on time by September 30. We are here at the end of the first quarter of our next fiscal year still trying to fund the last 25% because of this controversy over the border wall.”
44 Democrats: “The flow of human trafficking at our borders is completely unacceptable. Everybody in this body agrees with that, demonstrated by the fact that 44 Democrats actually voted for a $25 billion border security package earlier this year. There is no way the Democrats can avoid admitting that. This has to stop. The undampened flow of illegal drugs has created a crisis in our country.”
Totally Unacceptable “The fact that some members of Congress are more concerned with politics in Washington than stopping human trafficking across our borders is totally unacceptable. An open border goes against the very ideas of why our country was founded. It totally undercuts American sovereignty. The American people know that, and they are fed up with the status quo. I can tell you firsthand, so is President Donald Trump.”
Democrats Prefer Open Borders: “The Democrats have been very clear in demonstrating they prefer open borders, illegal drug transfers, and human trafficking over commonsense protection of our southern border.”
Fighting For America: “President Trump is leading right now in his first responsibility, and that is to protect every citizen of the United States of America. He’s fighting for the American people.”
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.
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