One Year Ago: Pentagon Confirms that Perdue Put Funding For Georgia Military Projects at Risk

March 19, 2020

Perdue put partisan politics over national security concerns and let Trump administration threaten funding for Georgia military projects

ATLANTA — Today marks the one year anniversary since the White House, with Senator David Perdue’s support, forced the Pentagon to release a list of potential military projects to be cut — including projects in Georgia — as part of the administration’s 3.6 billion military funding raid for its sham emergency declaration.

Instead of standing up for Georgia and its 88,000 active-duty servicemembers, Perdue stood behind the White House’s reckless plan to put critical Georgia military projects at risk. In fact, Perdue later voted to let the administration continue to raid money from key military construction projects across 23 states after the Pentagon’s list was released — funding that was not replaced in this year’s defense budget that Perdue also supported.

But even after repeatedly refusing to fight for Georgia’s military facilities, Perdue is once again putting military resources on the line after the administration announced another $3.8 billion raid from the military budget, this time from National Guard and combat equipment funds. Already, the Pentagon warned of “dire outcomes” from the last round of cuts and a report from the Air Force outlined how the budget raid “risks national security.” But when push comes to shove for military funding, Perdue continues to put the White House over our servicemembers.

“Even with Georgia military projects at risk, Senator David Perdue continued to choose scoring political points over national security concerns and Georgia military facilities,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Perdue made his priorities clear when the Pentagon released its list of at-risk military projects that included Georgia facilities: he’ll always stand with the administration and its reckless agenda over what’s right for Georgia.”

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