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


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

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