Saving our seas

Did you know more than 8 million tons of plastic waste makes its way into the ocean every year? The growing amount of plastic in the ocean is extremely concerning. Georgia's coastal line is a point of pride for our state. From tourism to trade, many of our top industries rely on the health of the ocean. That's why I signed on to the bipartisan Save Our Seas 2.0 Act. The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act will: Help reduce the creation of plastic waste Find new uses for debris that already exists … Continue Reading


Joining Bret Baier on Fox News

Sunday was a great day for America and the world. Our special forces and intel community took out the founder of ISIS, the number one terrorist in the world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This was the man who beheaded 21 people on a beach in Libya. This was the man who locked a Jordanian pilot in a cage and burned him alive. This was the man who killed thousands of Christians and Muslims in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Special Forces took him out. I joined Bret Baier on Monday to talk about al-Baghdadi'… Continue Reading


ISIS Leader Killed By U.S. Special Forces

President Trump announced that the leader of ISIS has been brought to justice following a successful operation by United States Special Forces. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. al-Baghdadi and his followers are responsible for heinous crimes against thousands of innocent people -- including American citizens. President Trump's decisive action sends a clear message to terrorists: You can run but you cannot hide. This victory would not have been possible without the relentless work of the … Continue Reading


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thanks to recent advances in technology, it's has become easier to post, share and connect with others online. Unfortunately, this accessibility has led us to be more susceptible to fraudulent offers and criminal activity. President Trump recently declared October to be National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity to review your online habits and make sure you are safeguarding your information. Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission: Update Your Softwa… Continue Reading


The Illegitimate Impeachment Inquiry

Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have abandoned decades of precedent and denied President Trump basic due process rights with their partisan show trial. I introduced a Senate Resolution with Senator Lindsey Graham condemning the U.S. House of Representatives' illegitimate impeachment inquiry. Our resolution calls on the House to: Vote to initiate a formal inquiry before further investigation Provide President Trump with due process Allow Republicans to participate fully in all proceedin… Continue Reading


October In Georgia

I wanted to share some photos from my recent travels throughout the state. It is always encouraging to meet with so many Georgians. View the full album here. ________________________________________________________________________________ 1. ATHENS - Talking with students and sharing lessons in leadership at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. 2. DOUGLASVILLE - Visiting Georgia's Red Cross Biomedical Processing Center for a tour and discussion about disaster prepare… Continue Reading


Lowest unemployment rate in 50 years

President Trump's economic agenda is working. In the most recent record breaking jobs report, the U.S. economy saw the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 at 3.5%. We are also experiencing the lowest African-American and Hispanic unemployment ever measured and the highest middle-class income in U.S. history. Thanks to President Trump, America is witnessing the biggest economic turnaround in history. These are promises made and promises kept.… Continue Reading


How Georgia is working to end human trafficking

Georgia has one of the highest rates of human trafficking in the country. We want to be the number one state in terms of fixing it. Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have made this a top priority in their administration.The Governor launched Georgia's first-ever human trafficking prosecution unit and established the GRACE Commission to help fight human trafficking.At the state and federal level, we have taken action to increase penalties on those who commit these heinous crimes an… Continue Reading


Meeting with our sheriffs

This week I met with sheriffs from across the state to talk about how they are working to keep our communities safe. Georgia is home to some of the most impressive law enforcement officers in the nation. They are on the front lines of their communities, and work every day to preserve peace, prevent crime, and protect all Georgians. I'm grateful for all the work they do to keep us safe.… Continue Reading


One of Georgia's Finest

Today, as we commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day, I want to share the story of one of Middle Georgia's finest, Lt. Col. Crawford Hicks. U.S. Air Force photo by Rodney Speed Mr. Hicks served in World War II and was held as a prisoner of war for nearly a year after his B-17 was shot down over Germany. My office helped surprise Lt. Col. Hicks with the POW medal during a U.S. Air Force birthday celebration at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. Mr. Hicks is the definition of an A… Continue Reading


Senator Isakson - a true statesman

Johnny Isakson's time in the Senate can be summed up in one word - service. He's a true statesman, and it shows every day. I spoke on the Senate floor this week about what an honor it is to serve as Johnny's partner in the Senate. He's been a mentor, great leader, reliable colleague and most of all, a friend whom I deeply cherish. Watch my full speech here.… Continue Reading


Meeting Georgians across the globe.

Last week, I visited with Georgians stationed across the ocean including the U.S. Indo-Pacific Headquarters and the USS Michael Murphy. Our men and women in uniform are some of the best our nation has to offer and it's incredible to witness all they do on a daily basis to protect our homeland. I wanted to share some photos of my travels. View the full album here. ______________________________________________________________________________ 1. USS Michael Murphy - Senator Perdue meets two … Continue Reading


Commemorating 9/11

September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in our country's history. The men and women who rushed to danger as the Twin Towers crumbled are true American heroes. We will never forget the innocent lives lost, nor the bravery of the first responders. Thank you to the men and women in uniform who fight to protect our nation. We are forever grateful for their sacrifice and service.… Continue Reading


August In Review

As the August state work period comes to a close, I wanted to share a look at my travels throughout Georgia over the past month. View the full album here. 1. Johns Creek - Meeting with local business leaders from the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Circle. 2. Cumming - Touring Mashburn Elementary School in Forsyth County. 3. Ocilla - Participating in a community meeting with South Central Primary Care Center, health care professionals, and local officials during … Continue Reading


Hurricane Dorian Resources

Hurricane Dorian is moving quickly and has the potential to impact many Georgians as it makes landfall. Governor Kemp has issued an emergency declaration for 12 counties in Georgia: Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce and Wayne counties. Here are some important resources to help you before, during, and after the storm: View up-to-date emergency declarations from Governor Kemp here. View updates from Georgia Emergency Management a… Continue Reading


Standing up for free enterprise

Folks, the free-enterprise system is working. As a result, we are experiencing the greatest economic turnaround in U.S. history. But make no mistake: America's free-enterprise system is under attack. If we do not stand up for capitalism, we will lose the ability to do the right thing as a society. This is the message I shared with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce at their annual Congressional Lunch. Watch the full video here.… Continue Reading


Week In Review

A Week In ReviewAugust 18-24 Touring Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia I toured the Kia manufacturing plant in West Point and discussed their commitment to workforce development. Kia has partnered with local schools, colleges, and career academies to create a pipeline of highly-skilled technicians and engineers within the state. See more of the visit to KMMG here. Visiting Fort Benning I visited with Major General Brito and his team at Fort Benning for an update on the important work … Continue Reading


Visiting Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

Over the last ten years, Kia has made an incredible impact on Georgia and the West Point community. This week, I toured the Kia manufacturing plant in West Point and discussed their commitment to workforce development. By partnering with local schools, colleges and career academies, they are creating a pipeline of highly-skilled technicians and engineers within the state. I am proud Kia calls Georgia home. See more of my visit to Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia here.… Continue Reading


On front lines of our health care

Georgia's community health centers are on the front lines of so many of our health care issues. From flu shots to addiction treatments, our community centers provide better and more convenient care to families across the state. Last week, I visited with health care providers at South Central Primary Care Center in Ocilla, GA. Community health centers like South Central Primary Care Center play a key role in providing solutions to our fix broken health care system. Read more about my visit … Continue Reading


Bringing rationality back to our courts.

President Trump is bringing rationality back to our court system. Under the Trump administration, 144 judges have been confirmed: 2 Supreme Court Justices, 43 Appeal Court Judges and 99 District Court Judges. He is filling vacancies with conservative judges at a historic rate. These judges - who receive lifetime appointments - will be one of the most enduring parts of President Trump's legacy. Americans across the country will be better served because of the vacancies these nominees have fi… Continue Reading

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