Senator David Perdue Urges Lawmakers to Solve Our Fiscal Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution:

“Georgians are commonsense people, and they know that families can’t spend money they don’t have, and the government cannot either,” said Senator Perdue. “They know our outrageous national debt is a threat to both our economic and global security. In the Senate, we have spent the last six weeks dealing with the last six years of fiscal irresponsibility that has failed middle class families.

“Today, we passed a budget that is simply a first step in solving our long-term fiscal crisis. Even though this budget isn’t perfect, it lays the critical groundwork of balancing the budget and eventually creating a surplus to start paying down our debt. It starts by confronting our nation's chronic overspending and safeguarding the future for our kids and grandkids.

“We have a lot more work to do to improve the overall budget process, and I call upon all of my Senate colleagues to approach our fiscal crisis with a renewed sense of urgency. This means we can’t merely celebrate the passage of a budget and then avoid the politically difficult, but essential, decisions on our national debt. It’s here. It’s growing. We must tackle it head-on before it’s too late, and I will work every day on behalf of Georgians to ensure that we do.”