U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) opposes the Senate’s short-term funding bill:
“Here we go again. In typical Washington fashion, Congress has once again fallen short of completing its Constitutional responsibility. We had the opportunity to fully fund the government on time for the first time in 22 years. Congress has used over 180 continuing resolutions instead of getting it all done. We are going to walk past the deadline on September 30th and fall into the same trap. This is unacceptable.
“Some Senators are already patting themselves on the back for partially funding the government. That is simply not good enough. This failure only further exposes the underlying problems with our current budget process, which has only funded the government four times in the last 44 years. We didn’t cancel August recess and make significant progress on the appropriations process only to give up this close to the finish line. In the real world, you are held accountable to complete the job. The goal should be to never do another continuing resolution.
“There is a different way to get results. For the last year, I’ve been working closely with Republicans and Democrats on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee to completely change the budget process. I am convinced more than ever we need a politically neutral platform to fund the government on time, every year. I am convinced more than ever we need real consequences for Members of Congress if they don’t get the job done. Ultimately, I came to Washington to change how things work, and I’m not done yet.”