Press Releases

08.07.20

Senator Perdue’s Field Representative Receives U.S. Army Award

COLUMBUS, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) West Central Georgia Field Representative, Kathy Burns, recently was awarded the U.S. Army's Meritorious Public Service Medal for her service to the Fort Benning community. One of the Army's highest civilian honors, the medal was presented by Major General Gary M. Brito ahead of the installation's change of command. As a military spouse herself, Kathy has a special connection with Georgia's military families. She works closely with Senator Perd… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Senator David Perdue On Rebuilding Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss this year's defense bill and his efforts to help students and teachers safely return to the classroom or virtually learn until the time is right. Click here or on the image below to listen. Highlights: Democrats Decimated Readiness: "Georgia is very important to our military and our national defense. The last two Democratic presidents reduced spending in the military by 25%. We saw what Obama and B… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Perdue, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Establish Subnational Diplomacy, Counter China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week introduced legislation to establish an Office at the U.S. State Department to coordinate policy and programs to help mayors and governors engage with their foreign counterparts and solidify a subnational diplomacy structure within the federal government. The City and State Diplomacy Act would codify the Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator David Perdue: “Allies Are The Answer With China”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China's rising global influence in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Click here or on the image below to watch the exchange. On Getting China Wrong Senator Perdue: "For the last 50 years, with all good intentions, we got China wrong. I think there's a general awakening to that on both sides. I would like to quote some of your comments: 'Securing our freedoms from the… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator David Perdue Statement On Herman Cain

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of Herman Cain: "Bonnie and I are devastated to learn of the passing of one of our closest friends, Herman Cain. Guided by faith, Herman grew up humbly and went on to become an accomplished business leader. He lived the American dream and aspired to share his success with others. Herman's love for our country was unmatched, and he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with Gloria and their family, and all of Herman's frien… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Senator Perdue: Our Goal Is To Eventually Get Kids Back To School Safely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the introduction of the SCHOOL Act, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following video message. Click here or on the image below to watch. Click here to download additional photos. Click here to download b-roll video. Transcript: Hi, I'm David Perdue, the senior United States Senator from Georgia. Parents, teachers, and students are understandably anxious about going back to the classroom in this current environment. Our goal is to eventually get ki… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Senator David Perdue Pushes Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congressional leadership to include the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act in the next coronavirus relief package. The bipartisan, bicameral bill was introduced earlier this year to strengthen our national response to the pandemic and has received strong support from our nation's medical community. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act currently has 37 sponsors in the Senate an… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor in honor of Congressman John Lewis. Following his remarks, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution Perdue introduced to commemorate the life of the late Congressman. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Embodiment Of Greatness: "Throughout all of human history, in every generation, there are a handful of people who rise to the level of greatness. Despite adversity, danger, and sometime… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Senator David Perdue Mourns Loss Of John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today attended the arrival ceremony for the late Congressman John Lewis at the U.S. Capitol. Congressman Lewis will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol through Tuesday. "In every generation, there are a handful of people who rise to the level of greatness. John Lewis was one of those people," said Senator Perdue. "He helped lead this country through some of the most tumultuous times in our history. Against all odds, John showed the world how to… Continue Reading


07.24.20

Bipartisan Group Of Members Urge Congress To Address Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) yesterday led a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to include the bipartisan, bicameral Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act in the next coronavirus relief package. This legislation was introduced earlier this year to strengthen our national response to the pandemic and has received strong support from our nation's medical community. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act currently has 36 sponsors in the Sen… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Senate Passes Critical Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, supported Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. "The last two Democratic presidents reduced military spending by 25 percent as a share of the economy. Clinton did it, and Obama/Biden did it. Working with President Trump, we are now rebuilding our military after years of disinvestment. We've brought new missions to Georgia's bases and supported our… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Senator David Perdue Talks To Georgia’s School Superintendent & Local School Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Georgia's School Superintendent Richard Woods along with other local education leaders across the state to hear about current plans to begin the upcoming school year. The discussion included Dr. Mark Scott, Superintendent of Houston County Schools, Dr. Curtis Jones, Superintendent of Bibb County Schools and 2019 National Superintendent of the Year, and Kerensa Wing, Principal of Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County and 2020 N… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue: Our Priority Is Protecting Kids & Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour to discuss his proposal to help schools safely reopen and additional COVID-19 relief being discussed in Congress. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Reopening Schools: "I know it's a very tough decision by local administrators. I believe the best decisions are made by the local parents, teachers, and administrators, and so does President Trump. I've just been on the phone with super… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue On Safely Reopening Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Trace Gallagher on The Daily Briefing to discuss his plan to help schools safely reopen. The SCHOOL Act will help K-12 schools effectively prepare reopening plans, share best practices, streamline data transparency, and connect with health care professionals for additional support. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Local Level: "The best decisions are made at the local level between the parents, teachers, and ad… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue Leads U.S. Senate In Honoring John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today led a Senate wide resolution commemorating the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis. Read the text of the resolution here or below. Whereas the Senate mourns the loss of John Lewis, a titan in the struggle for civil rights and equality for all races, and commemorates his life and accomplishments; Whereas John Lewis was born during the era of Jim Crow in a segregated community in which racism and discrimination ran rampant; Where… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Safely Reopen America’s Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined WXIA's Cheryl Preheim to discuss his proposal to help schools safely reopen. The SCHOOL Act will help K-12 schools effectively prepare reopening plans, share best practices, streamline data transparency, and connect with health care professionals for additional support. Highlights: Local School System: "My mom and dad were school teachers. My wife was a special needs teacher. Public school systems are here to serve families and child… Continue Reading


07.20.20

Senator David Perdue To Introduce SCHOOL Act

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announced that he will introduce a common-sense proposal to provide parents, teachers, and educators with the tools they need to begin to safely reopen schools across the country. The Safely Creating Healthy Opening Options Locally (SCHOOL) Act will help K-12 schools effectively prepare reopening plans, share best practices, streamline data transparency, and connect with health care professionals for additional support. "With the school year quick… Continue Reading


07.18.20

Senator David Perdue Statement On John Lewis

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: "No one embodied the word 'courage' better than John Lewis. As a civil rights icon, John inspired millions of Americans to fight injustice and reject the status quo. Without a doubt, his wisdom and resolve made the world a better place. Bonnie and I join the nation in sending heartfelt prayers to John's loved ones during this difficult time. We hope they find comfort in knowing he is at peace and t… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Senators Fight To Ensure Eligible Georgians Receive Relief

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure all eligible individuals receive their Economic Impact Payment by processing the current backlog of inquiries and fixing the persistent problems preventing many Georgians from getting their relief. In a recent letter, Perdue and Loeffler asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Retting to review the current tools… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Senator David Perdue Receives Briefing From Georgia National Guard

MARIETTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today visited the Clay National Guard Center to thank Adjutant General Thomas Carden and his team for their service to Georgians, particularly over the last few months. Senator Perdue received a briefing on the National Guard's role in the state's COVID-19 response and their efforts to restore order in the City of Atlanta. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "The Georgia Nationa… Continue Reading

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