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Perdue: A Strong Military Requires A Strong Economy
Announces Desire To Serve On Senate Armed Services Committee
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, recently met with the 21st Century Partnership in Warner Robins to discuss the public-private partnerships that support Robins Air Force Base. Perdue also expressed his interest in serving on the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services if elected:
“Providing a strong national defense is one the most important roles of the federal government. Georgia has much to be proud of in Robins Air Force Base and our other military installations. In order to have a strong military, we must have a strong economy to finance it. Right now, I am worried that Washington’s inability to balance its budget gravely threatens our military’s capabilities. When I spoke with four former Secretaries of Defense, they said the number one national security threat we face is our national debt. We need to set priorities in Washington and make sure we can responsibly support the needs of our service men and women. If elected to the U.S. Senate, a priority of mine will be to serve on the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Not only will I work to keep our national defense strong, but I will also fight to make sure Georgia’s bases remain fully capable to fulfill their strategic missions,” said David Perdue.