- The Washington Times - Friday, December 2, 2016

After meeting Friday with Donald Trump, Sen. David Perdue expressed optimism about accomplishing the president-elect’s 100-day action plan.

Mr. Trump’s agenda for his first 100 days in office includes pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, imposing term limits on congressional members, lifting restrictions on the energy industry, rolling back federal regulations and launching a new cybersecurity effort.

“I’m very optimistic we’ll get all of it underway very rapidly and soon as he’s sworn in,” Mr. Perdue told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan.

“I’m so excited about the potential direction of our country,” the Georgia Republican said. “I just had a great meeting with the president-elect and his team and I committed my position in the Senate to full support about getting this 100-day plan executed.”

Mr. Perdue said that he wasn’t talking to Mr. Trump about a post in the administration but instead on how he could help from his perch in the Senate. However, he said that he did highly recommend his cousin, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, who is reportedly under consideration for Agriculture secretary.

Mr. Perdue said that Mr. Trump has made putting people back to work “job one” for when he takes office Jan. 20.

That effort will included repealing and replacing Obamacare, approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline and relaxing restrictions on power plants intended to fight climate change, said the senator.

“Then we were talking about things like getting money flowing back to small communities and small business, repatriations tax — this whole tax package that they’re looking at right now is geared up to get people back to work,” Mr. Perdue said. “So I’m very energized and excited about that opportunity.”

• S.A. Miller can be reached at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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