Supporting our military

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I'm honored to support Georgia's military installations and our servicemembers. My friend and fellow Georgian Arnold Punaro, a retired General in the Marine Corps, recently wrote an op-ed about what we've done to rebuild our military. Read his op-ed here, or below. Perdue fighting for Georgia's military community By Arnold PunaroAugust 23, 2020 The State of Georgia is home to nine military installations and hund… Continue Reading


Georgia update

Here's some news from this week: 1. Protecting students It is absolutely critical to keep kids safe as they go back to the classroom. I recently introduced the SCHOOL Act to help give parents, teachers, and local administrators the resources they need to make the best decisions and keep students safe. Read more from my conversation with the Gwinnett Daily Post here. 2. Growing our infrastructure After 20 years of gridlock, we are finally deepening the Savannah Harbor to boost global tr… Continue Reading


News for you

Here's some big news I didn't want you to miss: 1. Getting through this crisis I spoke with Georgia Public Broadcasting about how the Paycheck Protection Program has saved 1.5 million Georgia jobs, and what we're doing to help keep kids safe as they go back to school. Read GBP's article here. 2. Funding for children's hospitals Georgia's children's hospitals received $33 million in CARES Act funding last week to help serve their patients during COVID-19. Read the Griffin Daily News ar… Continue Reading


Traveling Georgia

Here are some highlights of my travels around Georgia this week: 1. Deepening the Savannah Harbor I visited one of the dredges working around the clock to deepen the Savannah Harbor, which will boost trade and grow our state's economy once completed. 2. Honoring an American hero I had the honor of presenting Petty Officer 3rd Class (Ret.) Craig Petraszewsky with the Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, and Meritorious Unit… Continue Reading


Getting through this crisis

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, I have had the privilege of speaking directly with Georgians from all 159 counties to provide updates, share resources, and answer questions. I have heard the struggles many of you are facing, and have gone to work to help us get through this crisis together. I wrote an op-ed in the Houston Home Journal about what we're doing to help Georgians in these difficult times. Read the op-ed here or below. Helping Georgians get through this crisis By U.S. Senator D… Continue Reading


On the road

I've been traveling all around Georgia this week. Here are a few highlights from my stops on the road: 1. PPP Success: Friends Grille In Georgia, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has saved 1.5 million jobs. Helping small businesses like Friends Grille in Valdosta bridge the gap is exactly what the program was designed to do. Thanks to PPP, Friends was able to offer all its employees their jobs back. Read more in the Valdosta Daily Times. 2. Front Line: Northeast Georgia Medical Cente… Continue Reading


Resilience and Recovery

When the COVID-19 crisis began, it was critical that we help every American weather the storm. The Paycheck Protection Program provided critical resources for the smallest businesses in America. As a result, 1.5 million Georgia jobs have been saved. We're currently negotiating the next round of relief. Our priorities are providing small businesses with coverage for the next few months, supporting our schools as they reopen, and giving more assistance to our healthcare providers. Our econom… Continue Reading


Keeping kids safe in school

All of us want students back in school eventually, but as a grandfather, it is my number one priority to make sure kids are safe. How and when schools reopen is a decision best left to parents, teachers, and local administrators. I introduced the SCHOOL Act to help give schools the resources they needto make the best decisions. My wife Bonnie, a former special needs teacher, wrote an op-ed about how the SCHOOL Act can help keep students safe. Read her op-ed here, or below. Empowering s… Continue Reading


Good news of the week

Here's some good news from this week I thought I'd share with you: 1. Going back to work In July, 1.8 million Americans went back to work, meaning over 9 million jobs have been added since May. This shows that our phased approach to reopening our economy is working. 2. Rebuilding our military Since taking office, one of the President's top priorities has been to rebuild our military. This year's National Defense Authorization Act supports military readiness and helps us stand up to comp… Continue Reading


News from this week

Here are a few things that happened this week that I didn't want you to miss: 1. Protecting our freedom The Chinese Communist Party poses a major threat to freedom and democracy around the world. This week, I questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about what we need to do to stand up to China. Watch the exchange here. 2. National Leader This week, the state of Georgia was listed as the number one destination for film makingin the country. On… Continue Reading


Growing our Navy

The U.S. Navy is one of the best forces for peace in the world. Unfortunately, our Navy is not growing fast enough to keep up with some of our biggest competitors, like China. In order to maintain safety and stability across the globe, it is critical that we ramp up our naval shipbuilding enterprise. I wrote an op-ed in Defense News about why we need to boost shipbuilding. Read the op-ed here or below. To keep up with our competitors, America must boost shipbuilding By U.S. Senator Da… Continue Reading


Remembering John Lewis

In every generation, a handful of people rise to the level of greatness. John Lewis was the embodiment of greatness. John Lewis was a titan in the fight for civil rights and the equality of races. He never backed down from fighting for what is right, and he always remained peaceful. As our country mourns John Lewis this week, we should follow his example and continue fighting for justice, equality, and peace. I led a resolution in the U.S. Senate and spoke on the floor to honor John Lewis' … Continue Reading


Helping the leaders of tomorrow

At Morehouse College in Atlanta, approximately 45% of talented young men who start as freshmen will not graduate. We can help change that. These young men of the color are the leaders of tomorrow. With help from the local business community, they can pursue their dreams and start changing our world for the better. I wrote an op-ed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about how we can help young men at Morehouse succeed. Read the op-ed here or below. Young men of color are being left behind. … Continue Reading


What we're working on

Here are some of the top issues we've been working on this week: 1. Keeping students safe The best decisions in education are made by parents, teachers, and local administrators. I introduced the SCHOOL Act to give schools the resources they need to keep kids safe in the upcoming school year. Watch my interview with Fox News' Trace Gallagher on the SCHOOL Act here. 2. COVID-19 relief In March, Congress passed the CARES Act to help the American people weather the COVID-19 crisis. As Co… Continue Reading


Protecting our schools

The best decisions in education are made by parents, teachers, and local administrators. With the school year fast approaching, our number one priority is to make sure we provide our kids with a safe learning environment. This week, I introduced the SCHOOL Act to help give schools the tools they need to make the best decisions for their students, faculty, and local communities. The SCHOOL Act does four critical things: Establishes a grant program to help schools purchase supplies they ne… Continue Reading


In case you missed it

In case you missed it, here are a few things that happened last week: 1. Thanking our National Guard Whether it was combating COVID-19 or keeping our streets safe, the Georgia National Guard has stepped up to every challenge. Last week, I visited Clay National Guard Center in Marietta to get briefed on their efforts and thank them for serving our communities. 2. Relief for eligible Georgians In March, Congress authorized direct relief payments to help people get through the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


Growing Georgia's infrastructure

To compete in the global economy, America has to have world-class infrastructure. This week, President Trump came to Atlanta to announce a new policy that will speed up critical infrastructure projects in Georgia and across the country. In Georgia, we've seen the success of this business approach: Getting the collapsed bridge on I-85 repaired a month ahead of schedule Keeping the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on track for completion in 2022 Helping our airports get through the COVID… Continue Reading


A story of success

The Paycheck Protection Program has been a lifeline for so many small businesses across our state, including Atlanta Pediatric Therapy. When the clinic ran into an issue with its PPP loan application, my constituent services team was able to cut through the bureaucracy and help secure much-needed relief for the business. As a result, Atlanta Pediatric Therapy has been able to continue serving its patients, many of whom are children with disabilities. This week, I had an opportunity to visi… Continue Reading


Three things

Here are three things that happened this week that I didn't want you to miss: 1. Stopping Lawlessness The lawless violence that we are seeing in our cities is totally unacceptable. We cannot allow peaceful protests to be hijacked and become violent. I joined The Brian Kilmeade Show to condemn this violence and talk about how we move forward as a country. Listen to the interview here. 2. Rural Connections Governor Kemp launched Georgia's Broadband Availability Map. This tool helps provi… Continue Reading


Stop lawless actions

Over the weekend, 31 people were shot in Atlanta and five were killed. That is unacceptable. Peaceful protests are an important part of our democracy. However, we cannot allow those protests to become violent. I joined radio programs across our state to condemn these lawless actions and talk about how we move forward as a country. We are a nation of laws, and it is absolutely critical that those laws be enforced fairly and forpeace to be restored. P.S. You can listen to my interviews wit… Continue Reading

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