ICYMI: Leveling the playing field.

After years of unfair treatment from other countries, President Trump is creating a more level playing field for America with the rest of the world. Watch my conversations with CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Our economy is growing at an all-time high, and for this to continue, our exports and trade have to grow as well. By standing firm in our trade negotiations, President Trump's work will benefit our economy long-term, in a dramatic way.… Continue Reading


The military needs to know we have their back.

Congress is only weeks away from leaving town with no agreement on a funding plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Some people in Washington have suggested using a temporary one-year measure - or continuing resolution - that would lock defense spending at last year's levels. This would be devastating to our men and women in uniform. Specifically, this: Kills readiness resulting in costly delays and warfighters who are less lethal. Delays recapitalization of many of the military's current syst… Continue Reading


Army Chief of Staff: Continuing resolutions are a poor way to do business

Today, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley echoed my concern for the negative impacts a continuing resolution (CR) would have on our military. Watch my full line of questioning to Gen. Milley here. Gen. Milley shared what this would mean for our men and women in uniform: "A one year CR has never been done so we would be in uncharted territory. CRs in general are an ineffective, inefficient use of taxpayer dollars. It's a poor way to do business. A CR would have a negative impact in terms o… Continue Reading


The price of socialism is freedom

The price of socialism is FREEDOM. Recently, I shared this powerful message at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference. Watch my full speech here. I never thought in my lifetime that I'd have to defend capitalism against socialism. Democrats' socialist policies are dangerous and have proven to fail time and time again. They want higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine. They want the Green New Deal and Modern Monetary Theory. There's a better way. Today, ou… Continue Reading


A farm to table experience for our kids.

As a father and grandfather, I understand what it means to teach our kids healthy habits. Too often we teach physical education but skip over teaching the value of a balanced diet in our classrooms. This week, I introduced the Farm to School Act, a bill that connects schools and local farmers to place fresh produce in school meals. This program provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn where their food comes from, while supporting our agriculture communities and growing local ec… Continue Reading


Celebrating our freedoms.

Today, we celebrate America's 243rd birthday. Independence Day is a time to remember and celebrate America's founding principles: economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty. These are the opportunities our founding mothers and fathers fought for, and the liberties that our service men and women continue to defend today. Thank you to our soldiers overseas and their families here at home for serving our country and defending freedom around the wor… Continue Reading


The most dangerous world I’ve ever lived in.

Our world is more dangerous today than any other time in my lifetime. Our men and women in uniform are constantly facing emerging threats from Iran, North Korea, China and Russia. Now, more than ever, it's important that we ensure our armed forces have all the resources they need to protect Americans at home and abroad. I'm proud to share that this week the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This year's NDAA includes a 3.1 percent pay raise for our troops -the highe… Continue Reading



A #PHIT you, is a healthier you. Having spent a portion of my career working in the fitness industry, I know how important exercise is to physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But whether it's gym memberships dues, your child's little league fees or cost for fitness equipment, physical activities can cost families a fortune. This week, I joined on to the PHIT Act, a bill that allows Americans to use pre-tax health care account funds to pay for physical activity expenses. The PHIT Act e… Continue Reading


3 things.

Here are a few things I didn't want you to miss: 1. Drug cartel business worth half a trillion dollars Five hundred billion. That's how much drug cartels bring in every year worldwide. This makes the cartel business bigger than Walmart. It's time to secure the border and put these cartels out of business. Watch my questioning in the Senate Drug Caucus here. 2. Senate confirms Decatur's own Judge J.P. Boulee Another Georgia judge has been confirmed to the federal bench. Judge J.P. Boul… Continue Reading


Enough excuses

Yesterday, I introduced my plan to fix our broken funding process. Since I came to the Senate, this has been one of my top priorities. Anyone can see that this process is dysfunctional. In the last 45 years, we've had 186 temporary funding bills, 21 shutdowns and only four times when the government has been fully funded, on time. My plan - the Fix Funding First Act - makes bold changes to the funding process: Changes fiscal year to match calendar year. Provides topline spending levels… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Politics has no place in disaster relief

In case you missed it... Politics has no place in disaster relief By U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) Today marks eight months since Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Michael hit Southwest Georgia at exactly the time when most crops were ready for harvest. Peanuts, pecans, blueberries, cotton, poultry - nothing was spared. Agriculture is Georgia's top industry and our No. 1 economic driver. Before the hurricane, farmers were exp… Continue Reading


Good news

Yesterday, we brought good news to Georgia farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael: President Trump has signed the disaster relief bill into law. Governor Brian Kemp, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, and I talked with folks about what this relief will mean for their families and communities. Click here to watch a short recap video. Finally, after eight months, Georgia farmers and producers will have access to the resources they need to… Continue Reading


Disaster relief is on the way.

Yesterday, President Trump fulfilled his promise to help Georgia farmers and communities rebuild after Hurricane Michael's devastation. He signed a $19.1 billion disaster relief package into law - including $3 billion to cover agriculture losses. This is great news for Georgia and means our farmers and producers will finally have access to the resources they need to replant, rebuild, and recover. Disaster relief should never be a partisan issue. The American people need to know that we will h… Continue Reading


Announcing Class of 2023 Service Academy Appointees

There is no higher calling than serving our country in uniform. It was an honor to appoint 24 Georgia students to U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2023. Each of these students has set a positive example for their communities and demonstrated the moral and ethical values it takes to succeed in our Armed Services. Their decision to attend one of our five service academies is a testament to their willingness to serve our country. I have no doubt they will rise to meet the challenges of … Continue Reading


Honoring Those Who Gave Their All

Memorial Day is a time to reflect, remember, and honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect America and defend freedom around the world. My father, David A. Perdue Sr., served in World War II and the Korean War. He taught me that no one understands the real price of freedom better than those who have served in uniform. It is because of their sacrifice that America is still a land of liberty and opportunity. It's humbling to know that while we honor those who gave their all, there are … Continue Reading


Cracking Down On Illegal Robocalls

Good news: The U.S. Senate took bipartisan action to crack down on illegal robocalls. I get robocalls too and know how disruptive they can be. Unfortunately, these calls have become an avenue for criminals to prey on innocent people. This step will help protect consumers and prevent your information from falling into the wrong hands. Learn more about how the TRACED Act will help here.… Continue Reading


Disaster Relief Bill Passes Senate

President Trump has broken through the gridlock to get disaster relief across the finish line. A bipartisan disaster relief package just passed the Senate 85-8. Finally, farmers in Georgia are closer than ever to getting the assistance they desperately need after Hurricane Michael. This package is a major win for farmers, families, and businesses who were devastated by floods, wildfires, and historic hurricanes across 12 states, Puerto Rico, and the Mariana Islands. However, the fact that it… Continue Reading


Optimism in America is back.

Optimism in America is back. After eight years of the lowest economic growth in U.S. history under President Obama, President Trump said that job one was to grow the economy. Guess what? After focusing on regulations, energy, taxes, and Dodd-Frank, we are now experiencing the greatest economic turnaround in U.S. history: The economy is growing at twice the rate as it did under President Obama. Over five million new jobs have been created. We have the highest middle-class income in U.S. h… Continue Reading


Working together

Here are a few things I thought you'd like to know: 1. Working Together Georgia's Historically Black Colleges and Universities are one of our state's greatest assets. In last year's Farm Bill, Congressman David Scott (D-GA-13) and I worked together to secure funding for agriculture scholarships at HBCUs across the country, including Fort Valley State University in middle Georgia. These scholarships are a great step forward and will help encourage diverse leadership in our agricultural commun… Continue Reading


What’s causing the delay in disaster relief

I wanted to share my recent op-ed about disaster relief in Fox News. Democrats ought to be ashamed of themselves for holding hostage farmers in the Southeast, fire victims in California, earthquake victims in Alaska, and flood victims in the upper Midwest. Senator Isakson and I are not giving up. We are going to continue this fight, and we will get it done. -David What's causing the delay in disaster relief? Here's what really happened behind closed doors By U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA… Continue Reading

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