02.14.19

Senator David Perdue Votes To Secure The Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the bipartisan solution to fully-fund the federal government, including border security:

“The Senate took action to address the national security crisis at our southern border. This bipartisan solution funds 55 miles of new barrier in the Rio Grande Valley border sector – the most dangerous and heavily-trafficked sector of the U.S.-Mexico border. Earlier this week, I visited the Rio Grande Valley to see the crisis firsthand. The growth in illegal drug and human trafficking is alarming. Our border patrol agents need these additional resources and barriers so they can do their jobs and protect the American people. This bipartisan package is a step in the right direction and allows President Trump to better secure the most concerning areas along our southern border.  

“The fact that Congress is still discussing border security funding five months into the current fiscal year only underscores the dysfunction in Washington’s broken funding process. Additionally, I am deeply disappointed that Congress still has not addressed disaster relief funding for Georgia and other states that were devastated by last year’s hurricane and wildfire damage. Our people are hurting and in desperate need of more assistance as they work to rebuild, and we will have their backs.”

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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.