Republicans announced the Senate committee assignments on Tuesday and David Perdue was a winner. He picked up a seat on the Armed Service and Banking committees–both quite powerful committees.
Perdue dropped his Aging, Foreign Relations and Judiciary committee assignments for his new posts. He will continue to serve as a member of the Agriculture and Banking committees.
The Senate will vote to confirm their assignments on Thursday.
In a fairly boilerplate statement on Perdue’s website, Georgia’s junior Senator said:
Georgia has a long tradition of representation on both the Senate Armed Services and Agriculture committees. I am humbled to carry on this legacy and will make it my priority to promote our Georgia values on these key committees…
The very best of America serves in our armed forces. It is our responsibility to support our military and ensure our troops have the tools they need to protect our homeland and support our allies around the world. We must also look for ways to streamline operations at the Department of Defense so we can dedicate more of our resources to completing our military’s missions and preparing for future challenges.
As a business guy, I’ve had to compete, create jobs, and make business decisions despite the onslaught of unintended consequences coming from Washington. Our current business environment is sucking the life out of our free enterprise system and preventing businesses from accessing capital. We need to dismantle the regulatory regime of Dodd-Frank, encourage entrepreneurial innovation, and unleash economic growth to get Americans working again…
Agriculture is one of Georgia’s richest assets. It’s humbling to represent our farm families and agricultural traditions on this committee. Years of excessive regulations have hurt the farm economy and I will continue to work to both roll-back these regulations and advance Georgia’s agricultural interests…
Our country is well past the tipping point in this debt crisis and Washington must get serious about cutting spending, budgeting responsibly, and saving Social Security and Medicare. I will continue to fight for Georgia’s priorities and to build a better future for our kids and grandkids.
“Business guy”? Really? Ugh.