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


The latest step

Today, Washington is one step closer to fully funding the government on time. The bipartisan budget agreement reached by President Trump and congressional leaders passed the Senate and is now heading to the President's desk to become law. This deal isn't perfect, but the alternative would have been sequestration, a one-year CR or another government shutdown. Any of these outcomes would be draconian for our military, and would reverse the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. Though t… Continue Reading


ICYMI: A 'no' vote on the budget deal is a vote to increase spending.

In case you missed it... A 'no' vote on the budget deal is a vote to increase spending.By U.S. Senator David Perdue When President Trump set out to negotiate a budget deal, he had two primary goals: continue to reduce discretionary spending as a percentage of the economy, and fully fund our military. Those goals were accomplished last week when the Trump Administration and congressional leaders struck a deal on spending caps and the debt ceiling. Unfortunately, many… Continue Reading


3 things.

Here are three things I didn't want you to miss… 1. Washington reaches budget deal Like any compromise, it's not perfect. But at this point, Congress cannot afford to waste more time. Read more about the funding agreement here. 2. Senate confirms Georgian Stephen Dickson for FAA Commissioner Senate confirmed Georgian Stephen Dickson as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commissioner. His extensive experience in the aviation industry makes him the right man for the job a… Continue Reading


Washington's reached a compromise.

This week, Washington reached a compromise on a two-year budget deal. Like any compromise, it's not perfect. But at this point, Congress cannot afford to waste more time. The agreement allows us to keep the ball moving on the funding process to avoid another devastating shutdown or 1-year temporary spending deal. It protects the progress we have made to reinvest in our military and provides certainty to our men and women in uniform. I shared my views on the recent budget deal with CNBC this… Continue Reading


My visit to the Dublin VA Hospital

Over the weekend, I visited with our veterans at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA. The men and women who have worn the uniform represent the very best in our nation. As Americans, we have a responsibility to uphold our commitments we made to our veterans, and it's a job I take very seriously. Read about this visit and my discussion with the center's new director, David Whitmer, here.… Continue Reading


We're just days away

Congress is in the middle of budget talks with only a few days until the August state work period is set to start. Time is running out to get a funding agreement in place. If we do not reach a budget agreement, it will cause costs to skyrocket and create uncertainty for our women and men in uniform. I shared these concerns with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business this week. Watch the full interview here. P.S. Sixteen of my colleagues and I sent a letter encouraging the Trump Administration to … Continue Reading


Merion West: "Sen. David Perdue: Making Washington More Results-Oriented"

In case you missed it... Sen. David Perdue: Making Washington More Results-Oriented By Erich Prince "We need to go back to what the Founding Fathers and Mothers had in mind: a citizen-legislator-somebody that comes here, tries to get results, and then goes home and lets the next person try." Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) took office in January, 2015. Prior to being elected to the Senate, Mr. Perdue spent decades in the private sector, rising to CEO of Reebok and later Dollar General. Hi… Continue Reading

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