Perdue focused on economy, tax reform at swearing-in ceremony

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A ceremonial swearing-in service was held for new senator David Perdue.

A crowd of people poured onto the federal courthouse steps in downtown Macon Saturday to watch the senator take the oath of office.

“I was very honored [to have the ceremony] right here in less than 200 yards away from where I was born actually,” said Perdue. “To be sworn-in here, it really means a lot to me.”

Perdue was sworn in by U. S. Middle District Court Chief Judge Clay Land, who also swore in his cousin, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

He says his focus is on the economy and tax reform.

Perdue says he co-sponsored a bill last week that would limit people serving in the senate to two terms and limit those serving in the house to three terms.

He admits he asked to be on the Agriculture and Armed Services Committee.

“Being on the farm relations will allow me a lot of opportunities to weigh in on issues effecting our armed services right here in Georgia,” he added.

Perdue says he does not agree with President Barack Obama’s immigration bill.

The Republican senator explained he wants immigrants already living in the United States to have legal access to legal labor in the construction and agricultural industries

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