Press Releases

05.24.19

Senators Perdue, Cortez Masto Take Bipartisan Action To Relieve Burdens During Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) are taking action to provide relief for Americans impacted by state-declared disasters and states of emergency. In the midst of a hurricane or forest fire, taxes are far from Americans' minds as they seek safety and shelter. The current, bureaucratic process of securing a tax extension is subject to long periods of delays before families and small businesses get the relief they need. The Filing Relief for Nat… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Crack Down On Illegal Robocall Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to crack down on predatory robocalls. The Senator joined colleagues in passing an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that would help identify and penalize scammers, as well as give federal agencies and state attorneys general the tools they need to enforce the laws on the books and prosecute robocallers. "Even United States Senators get robocalls," said Senator Perdue. "Something that once was an annoying disturbance has now becom… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Senator David Perdue Secures Georgia Military Priorities In Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, comments on committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Senator Perdue secured dozens of provisions of importance to Georgia in the annual defense bill, which now awaits consideration by the full United States Senate. "President Trump is committed to rebuilding our military after years of disinvestment from th… Continue Reading


05.23.19

President Trump Breaks Through Logjam On Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today praised Senate approval of critical disaster relief funding for Georgia and other states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. Perdue and Isakson have fought for months to secure disaster funding for Georgia, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. "President Trump has broken through the gridlock to get disaster relief across the finish line. Finally, farmers … Continue Reading


05.22.19

Senator David Perdue: Continuing Resolutions Devastate Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During Military Appreciation Month, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the devastating impact that continuing resolutions (CRs) have on the military. Senator Perdue urged colleagues to work diligently toward passing a defense authorization act and defense appropriations bill before the end of the fiscal year in order to avoid a continuing resolution in fiscal year 2020. Click here or on the image … Continue Reading


05.22.19

Senator David Perdue: It’s Time To Get Disaster Relief Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins Bloomberg TV to discuss trade negotiations and his continued efforts to pass a disaster relief package for Georgia and other states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Time To Get Disaster Relief Done: "It's been almost eight months since Hurricane Michael devastated the southeast. There have been fires in California, earthquakes in Alaska, fl… Continue Reading


05.21.19

Senator David Perdue On White House Briefing About Iran Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on today's briefing from Trump Administration officials about recent confirmed threats from Iran. The briefing was led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford. "Based on today's briefing, it's clear that the Trump Administration's response to confirmed threats made by Iran has been… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Senator David Perdue Tours Savannah Port To See Progress On Harbor Deepening

SAVANNAH, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) toured the Port of Savannah and received a briefing from Georgia Ports Authority leadership on the progress of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Click here or below to download photos. Click here for b-roll footage. "There's no doubt the Port of Savannah is an economic engine for Georgia," said Senator Perdue. "It's the third largest and fastest growing port in the entire country, and it consistently shatters records for container … Continue Reading


05.16.19

Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s Merit-Based Immigration Platform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Donald J. Trump's platform for legal, merit-based immigration: "President Trump is serious about finding solutions to fix our broken immigration system and secure our borders. If we want to continue this economic boom, we must have an immigration system that responds to the needs of our growing economy, while protecting American workers. I will continue working with the Trump Administration and my Senate colleagues to mo… Continue Reading


05.15.19

Senator David Perdue: The Budget Law Is A Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, called out the flaws in Congress' broken funding process, which has only worked four times in 45 years since the Budget Act of 1974 was signed into law. Senator Perdue has made it one of his top priorities to change Congress' failed funding process. Over the past four years, he has met with policy experts, outside groups, retired Members of Congress, and his colleagues from both parties and chambers t… Continue Reading


05.14.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud $34.88 Million In HUD Disaster Recovery Funding For Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded an announcement by the Trump Administration that it will award $34.88 million through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Georgia for disaster recovery efforts. This funding will cover some of Georgia's infrastructure damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Senators Isakson and Perdue applauded this news as they continue to fight for disaster relief funding for agricultural losses as a… Continue Reading


05.14.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Recognize National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in introducing a bipartisan resolution that honors law enforcement officers in Georgia and across the country. The resolution is sponsored by every member of the Senate and designates the week of May 12 to 19, 2019, as National Police Week. Peace Officers Memorial Day is recognized annually on May 15. The resolution recognizes by name the 159 law enforcement officers across the U… Continue Reading


05.14.19

Senators Perdue, Menendez Take Bipartisan Action To Protect Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee's Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, are taking bipartisan action to protect American homeowners. The senators are introducing a bill to prevent the United States Senate from enacting a controversial provision that would allow Congress to increase guarantee fees on homebuyers to finance the federal government's unrelated sp… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Secretary Carson To Swiftly Release HUD Disaster Relief Funds

ATLANTA, GA - Today, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined Senate colleagues in asking U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to swiftly publish, in the Federal Register, the rules that will allow states affected by 2018 disasters to receive Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance. This funding, which was announced by President Trump on May 8, 2019, was appropriated by Congress just five days befor… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Senator David Perdue Talks U.S.-China Trade On CNBC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss the latest in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Today, the Trump Administration will resume high-level meetings with China's trade delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He. Click here to watch. Highlights: Cautiously Optimistic: "It's disappointing to hear that the Chinese are backing up from some of the earlier agreements. However, it is encouraging that Vice Premier Liu He is here this week and we're enterin… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Bonnie Perdue Hosts Record-Breaking Benefit Supporting March Of Dimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, Bonnie Perdue, wife of U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), cohosted the 37th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala at the National Building Museum. The record-breaking event attracted over 800 guests and raised more than $1.3 million for March of Dimes. Click here to download photos. Click here to download b-roll video. "March of Dimes is doing incredible work to support expecting mothers and ensure every child has the best possible start," said Bonnie Perdue. "Thro… Continue Reading


05.06.19

Senators David Perdue & Rick Scott: Families Can’t Wait Any Longer for Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Rick Scott (R-FL) today sent a letter to Democrat Senators in states impacted by natural disasters urging them to immediately pass disaster relief funding, which has been stalled by political obstruction. It's been 208 days since Hurricane Michael devastated Florida's Panhandle and Southwest Georgia. See the full letter HERE and below. Dear Colleagues, As you know, this body has a long history of supporting states hit by natural disaste… Continue Reading


05.02.19

Senator David Perdue Pays Tribute To Woody Woodside

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor in honor of Woody Woodside, retiring president of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Woodside has been president of the Chamber since 1985. Click here to watch. Click here to download a photo. Transcript: "I rise to speak about a personal friend of mine - a man by the name of Woody Woodside. He's actually here with us today in the United States Senate Gallery. Woody is the epitome of what m… Continue Reading


05.02.19

Senators Slam Democrats For Backing Experimental Modern Monetary Theory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) are calling out Congressional Democrats for embracing the experimental Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to pay for expensive policy proposals, such as the Green New Deal and socialized medicine. MMT states that the federal government can continue to spend without offsets and incur endless debt without serious consequences. In response to Democrats floating the idea… Continue Reading


05.01.19

Senator David Perdue Meets With Georgia Farm Bureau About Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined Georgia Farm Bureau to discuss ongoing efforts to advance a bipartisan disaster relief package for states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. It has been nearly seven months since Georgia was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. Click here to download photos. "It's been nearly seven months since Hurricane Michael hit Southwest Georgia, and… Continue Reading

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