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Sen. Perdue releases statement on President Trump's budget blueprint

Sen. Perdue (Source: Sen. Perdue/Twitter) Sen. Perdue (Source: Sen. Perdue/Twitter)

(WTVM) – U.S. Senator David Perdue, who is also a member of the Budget Committee, commented on President Trump’s budget blueprint.

Perdue released the following statement:

Over the past 16 years, government spending exploded from 2.4 trillion to 3.9 trillion in constant dollars. For this $1.5 trillion in new spending, what did the American people get? A debt crisis, a global security crisis, and a government so overgrown that our national priorities were put on the backburner.

 President Trump has years of experience managing large budgets and streamlining operations to improve efficiency. Like any major turnaround, this initial budget blueprint shows us he is keeping his promises. He has applied his outsider approach to our government’s overrun budget and reallocated money to meet our country’s most pressing needs—national security, economic growth, and restoring an accountable government. This is a welcome, and needed, change.

We cannot, however, ignore that the national debt is nearly $20 trillion. Since 1974, Congress has only fully funded the government four times under its current budget process, and instead abused continuing resolutions as a temporary fix that leads to more spending. Something must be done to stop this nonsense going forward. With President Trump in office, we can start to make some real changes that will take us in the right direction.

Trump’s budget proposes to eliminate funding for the following 19 agencies:

  • African Development Foundation
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Chemical Safety Board
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Delta Regional Authority
  • Denali Commission
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Inter-American Foundation
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
  • Northern Border Regional Commission
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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