Senator David Perdue Comments On Senate Action To Speed Up Confirmations

“The Democrats’ blatant obstruction has to stop.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the U.S. Senate’s action to speed up the confirmation process and end obstruction of President Trump’s nominees. Since coming to the Senate, Senator Perdue has led efforts to make Congress work more efficiently and effectively in advancing important policies and funding the government on time.

“Since President Trump was elected, we have witnessed historic obstructionism from Senate Democrats,” said Senator Perdue. “One of the fundamental responsibilities of the United States Senate is to provide advice and consent on presidential nominations. President Trump continues to nominate highly qualified and skilled individuals to fill positions within his administration. Yet, for the first time in U.S. history, the minority party is using obscure rules of the Senate to force up to 30 hours of debate on mid-level, non-controversial nominees. We should always look for ways to make the Senate more efficient and effective, and this action to end unnecessary confirmation delays is long overdue. The Democrats’ blatant obstruction has to stop.”