12/07/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2017 18:26
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, blasts Congress' broken budget process and Congress' reliance on temporary funding patches:
'Congress' budget process is a total failure, and in my opinion, a fraud perpetrated on the American people. It has only worked four times in 43 years. The federal government was supposed to be fully funded 68 days ago on September 30, the end of our fiscal year. Instead, Washington has given itself another extension. This is insanity. If Congress were any other entity, it would have been working day and night in the months prior to September 30 to ensure this deadline was met. If we don't fix this budget process, this fiscal insanity will never end. Coming from the business world, it's obvious to me that Congress needs a budget process that funds the government by the end of the fiscal year every single year. This allows our military to plan for our national defense and our business communities to develop long-term plans. It's time to put politics aside and be responsible about our government's finances.'
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.