Press Releases

12.11.18

2018 Farm Bill Passes Senate, One Step Closer To President Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, secured numerous provisions important to Georgia in the final negotiations of the 2018 Farm Bill. "Getting a good Farm Bill across the finish line is critical for rural communities in Georgia and around the country," said Senator Perdue. "This bill ensures America's agriculture industry will continue to be a strategic industry for years to come. It preserves programs that have helped Georgia farmers… Continue Reading


12.11.18

Senator David Perdue On Trump Administration’s Rollback Of Water Overregulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineer's new proposal to reduce federal regulations on water resources and replace President Obama's overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: "This is a huge win for farmers, businesses, ranchers, and landowners in Georgia and across the country," said Senator Perdue. "President Trump knows the last thing fa… Continue Reading


12.10.18

Senator David Perdue Announces Support For Improved First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announces his support for the improved version of the First Step Act: "The First Step Act is a bipartisan solution that will improve our criminal justice system at the federal level. After working closely with the Trump Administration, we were able to address several concerns that I have had with certain provisions. For years, Georgia has been leading the nation in reducing recidivism, providing drug rehabilitation, and increasing job trainin… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Senator David Perdue Acts To Relieve Regulatory Burdens On Farmers, Business Owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Banking Committee, is taking action to relieve financial regulatory burdens and extra costs that are passed down to small business owners, farmers, and consumers. After the 2008-2009 financial crisis, federal bank regulators were driven to increase the amount of capital held by banks for certain "risky" activities. This included the supplemental leverage ratio (SLR), which requires banks to hold a certain amount of capita… Continue Reading


12.04.18

Senator David Perdue Brings Together Georgia HBCUs & Business Leaders

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, hosted a breakfast and roundtable discussion with Dr. David A. Thomas, President of Morehouse College, and Georgia business leaders. Roundtable attendees included Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche North America, Steve Hennessey of Hennessey Auto, presidents of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and senior le… Continue Reading


12.01.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On President George H.W. Bush

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: "Bonnie and I join the nation in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush. As a World War II aviator, member of Congress, CIA Director, Ambassador, Vice President, and Commander in Chief, President Bush dedicated his life to serving our country. He was a skilled leader who showed tireless dedication to our nation during some of our most trying times. George and Barbara Bush's sacrifice, … Continue Reading


11.30.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Continue Efforts To Aid Georgia Recovery From Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) continued their efforts to support Georgians recovering from Hurricane Michael with a direct appeal to Senate leadership urging support for disaster assistance for Georgia farmers and the state's agriculture community. In a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Isakson and Perdue requested that Congress provide supplemental disaster funding to help with recovery from bi… Continue Reading


11.30.18

Senators Perdue, Isakson Request Disaster Aid For Georgia Farmers

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent a letter to Senate appropriators requesting disaster assistance for Georgia's agriculture industry as a result of Hurricane Michael. "Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to Georgia and across the Southeast," said the senators. "Georgia's agricultural industry alone suffered more than $2.5 billion in losses. Late-season crop losses are especially devastating with the producer having already invested the vast ma… Continue Reading


11.30.18

Senators Perdue, Lankford, Ernst: Political Self-Interest Prevented Changes To The Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) comment on the Joint Select Committee for Budget and Appropriations Reform: "The Joint Select Committee was our chance to make meaningful changes to Congress' broken budget process - instead, it turned out to be a lost opportunity. This is completely irresponsible. Throughout the process we had bipartisan discussions of ideas that could have fixed the way Congress funds the federal government and … Continue Reading


11.29.18

Senator David Perdue Stands For Bold Changes To Fix Broken Funding Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform's final legislative product. The committee did not make significant changes to Congress's broken funding process, so Senator Perdue voted against the final product. Click here to watch. Highlights: Disappointed In Outcome: "If we don't start standing up to our leadership and doing what's right, we are going to hav… Continue Reading


11.27.18

Senators Perdue, Lankford, Ernst Propose Bold Changes To Ensure Congress Funds Government On Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) are proposing bold changes to the funding process to ensure Congress does its job and fully funds the federal government on time. The Senators are introducing amendments to create specific milestones for passing a budget and appropriations bills that would keep Congress on track. The proposals will be considered in the bicameral, bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Proces… Continue Reading


11.21.18

Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Critical Funding To Advance Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), have secured additional federal funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track in 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its fiscal year 2019 work plan, which includes $52.12 million in additional funds for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This additional funding, combined with the President Trump's original budget request of $49 … Continue Reading


11.19.18

Senator David Perdue On First Audit Of Defense Department

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on the first audit of the Department of Defense: "Until now, the Department of Defense - the largest single discretionary line item in the federal government's budget - has never been audited. When I came to the United States Senate, I heard dozens of excuses for this, the most common being the DOD is too large and complex to complete an audit. The truth is bureaucrats were dragging their feet. I c… Continue Reading


11.16.18

Senate Passes Bill To Name Columbus Post Office After Fort Benning Unit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) applauded the Senate's passage of a bill yesterday that they introduced to designate a United States Post Office in Columbus, Georgia, as the "Richard W. Williams, Jr., Chapter of the Triple Nickles (555th P.I.A.) Post Office." The bill, S.3237, was introduced in honor of Columbus-area veterans who served in military units that originated from the Army's first all-black parachute unit, which was activated at Fort Be… Continue Reading


11.15.18

Duckworth, Perdue Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Investments in Airport Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve airport infrastructure by allowing airport projects to access cheaper public and private capital financing. The TIFIA for Airports Act would expand eligibility for Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) credit assistance to state and local airport projects, including passenger terminals and runways. "This bipartisan legislation is a step in… Continue Reading


11.15.18

Senator David Perdue Proposes Bold Changes To Fix Broken Funding Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Budget Committee, announces five key priorities for changing Congress' broken funding process, which will be considered in the bicameral Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: "Since I first came to the United States Senate, I've called for changing Washington's broken budget and funding process. We began with an informal, bipartisan working group of members who agreed it was time to change th… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Resolution Promotes Safe Driving During Thanksgiving, Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today reintroduced a Senate resolution urging caution on roadways during the holiday season. The resolution designates the Sunday after Thanksgiving as "Drive Safer Sunday." The Sunday after Thanksgiving is among the busiest highway traffic days of the year and provides an opportunity to remind drivers to use extra caution throughout the season. Drive Safer Sunday falls this year on November 25. "With the holiday se… Continue Reading


11.14.18

U.S. Senators Take Action To Hold Proxy Advisory Firms Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Doug Jones (D-AL), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), members of the Senate Banking Committee, are taking action to protect investors, improve corporate governance, and hold proxy advisory firms accountable. The Senators are introducing the bipartisan Corporate Governance Fairness Act, which would help ensure investors can confidently rely on the advice of proxy advisory firms by requiring th… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Senator David Perdue Highlights Georgia’s Booming Film Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks at a special screening of Instant Family, which was filmed entirely in Georgia and stars actors Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Viacom and Paramount Pictures invested over $52 million in Georgia while filming Instant Family. Click here to download photos. "On top of being the best state in the country in which to do business for six straight years, Georgia is now the number one filming… Continue Reading


11.10.18

Senator David Perdue Honors America’s Veterans

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) honors America's veterans ahead of Veterans Day, November 11, 2018: "Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and free. The women and men who wear the uniform represent the very best of our nation. As Americans, we have a responsibility to uphold the commitments we made to our veterans, and it's a job I take very seriously. In the United States Senate, we've taken action to restore accountability at the Depa… Continue Reading

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