Press Releases

07.16.18

Senator David Perdue & Secretary Sonny Perdue Visit Georgia Ag Leaders

GRIFFIN, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black traveled across Georgia to hear from farmers, foresters, researchers, and stakeholders in the agriculture industry. The day included a tour of Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, a stakeholder meeting at Georgia Forestry Association's headquarters in Forsyth, and a briefing from the University of Georgia's Turfgrass and Weed Science department in Griffin. Cli… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Senator Perdue Talks Supreme Court & NATO Summit On Georgia Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined WDUN's Morning News with Bill & Joel to discuss the NATO summit, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, economic growth, and the debt crisis. Highlights: 66 Days: "The last two Supreme Court Justices have gone through the confirmation process in about 66 days. Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed before November." Democrats' Bias: "The Democrats were hysterical before they even knew who the Supreme Court candidate was. It… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Senator David Perdue Pushes To #DrainTheSwamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is leading the effort in the Senate to cut government waste and ensure the highest performing federal employees are serving the American people. Senator Perdue's Modern Employment Reform, Improvement and Transformation (MERIT) Act, offers an alternative dismissal protocol for all government agencies and gives managers the option to expedite the dismissal process of bad employees. Companion legislation was introduced by Congressman Barry Louder… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Senator David Perdue: “This Is About Making Sure America Is Treated Fairly”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) urges the Senate to reject an procedural vote that included additional language geared towards tying President Trump's hands in on-going trade negotiations. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Tariffs Are Not The Goal: "I just don't understand why this body continues to try to tie the hands of this President at every turn. We all know that enacting tariffs on all imports is not the goal here. This President is committed… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Senator David Perdue Discusses NATO Summit & Trade On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's Mornings With Maria after introducing a Senate resolution encouraging NATO allies to increase their defense contributions. They also discussed trade and President Trump's Supreme Court nomination. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Paying Their Fair Share: "Every president since President Eisenhower has tried to get our NATO allies to pay their fair share for their own na… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Ahead Of NATO Summit, Senators Encourage Allies To Increase Defense Contributions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), James Lankford (R-OK), and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduce a Senate resolution to reinforce the need for greater defense spending in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and stress the importance of the alliance. This week, President Trump is meeting with world leaders at the annual NATO summit, where he will reaffirm the United States' commitment to global security and encourage NATO allies to fulfill… Continue Reading


07.10.18

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue On Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following video after attending the White House nomination ceremony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the United States Supreme Court. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: "Hi guys, it's David Perdue, the Junior U.S. Senator from Georgia. It's first thing in the morning on Tuesday, after last night's historic evening where President Trump announced his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court. I was invited to be th… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After attending the nomination ceremony at the White House, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: "President Trump has again fulfilled his promise to the American people and put forward an outstanding nominee to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout his remarkable legal career, Brett Kavanaugh has shown a commitment to upholding our country's Constitution. T… Continue Reading


07.02.18

Senator David Perdue Recognizes 40th Anniversary Of Kings Bay

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced a Senate resolution honoring the 40th anniversary of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, which was established on July 1, 1978, in Kings Bay, Georgia. "Congratulations to Kings Bay and the Camden County community," said Senator Perdue. "As home to the Atlantic fleet of the Ohio-class submarine, Kings Bay plays an integral role in our national defense and strategic deterrence. Kings Bay also p… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Momentum Builds For Changing Congress’ Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform held an open mic hearing where Members of both chambers of Congress suggested their ideas for improving the budget and appropriations process. U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee and Joint Select Committee, has made it one of his top priorities to change Congress' failed budget process. Over the past three years, he has met with policy experts, outside group… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Supreme Court & Farm Bill On Georgia TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins WRDW in Augusta and WALB in Albany to discuss Justice Kennedy's retirement and Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Click here or on the image below to watch the WRDW interview. Click here to watch the WALB interview. Highlights: Another Superb Nominee To Come: "We want someone on the Supreme Court who will adhere to the basic fundamental principles outlined in the Constitution: economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited g… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Senator David Perdue Supports Farm Bill That Includes Georgia Agriculture Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, comments on Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes numerous key Georgia priorities: "Agriculture is Georgia's number one industry and a major reason why our state continues to be the best state in the country in which to do business. I've traveled across Georgia to listen to farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture industry. One thing is clear - this Farm Bill is a jobs bill. Am… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Senator David Perdue: Farm Bill Is A Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the 2018 Farm Bill, which is currently being considered by the U.S. Senate. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Farm Bill Is A Jobs Bill: "One thing is very clear: this Farm Bill is indeed a jobs bill. Getting this across the finish line is simply a must for rural communities in Georgia and around the country." Prioritizes People: "I grew up … Continue Reading


06.27.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Retirement Of Justice Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: "Justice Kennedy has served our country honorably for decades, and I join the country in wishing him all the best as he retires from the Supreme Court. President Trump made a fantastic choice with Justice Gorsuch, and I'm confident he will make another outstanding nomination, given that the decisions made by the United States Supreme Court have such a long-lasting impac… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On U.S. Supreme Court’s Travel Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's strengthened vetting requirements for entry into the United States from countries that pose a national security risk: "It's the President of the United States' responsibility to protect American citizens. The Supreme Court made clear today that President Trump is acting well within his authority by increasing our country's baseline security requirements for Iran… Continue Reading


06.25.18

First Funding Package Passes Senate, Senator David Perdue’s Port Provision Included

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on passage of the first package of 2019 funding bills: "Congress has moved one step closer to funding our government on time. This first funding package addresses many important items, including a provision I introduced to help the government prioritize deep-draft navigation projects, which will generate a great economic return. East Coast ports are not deep enough to accommodate fully loaded Post Panamax ships, and this puts our coun… Continue Reading


06.25.18

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Georgia Farmers & Agriculture Leaders Applaud 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgia farmers and agriculture industry leaders are applauding committee passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) helped craft the bipartisan plan and secured a number of provisions important to Georgia. The Farm Bill now heads to the Senate floor for a vote. Georgia Agribusiness Council: "Having a bipartisan Farm Bill advance in the Senate gives great hope for a struggling, complicated agriculture indus… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Immigration & Trade On Georgia Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Denis O'Hayer on WABE's Morning Edition and Laura Anderson on AM Savannah to discuss immigration, trade, defense funding, the debt crisis, and full funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Highlights: Strengthening Our Military: "Military investment around the state of Georgia is critical. We have nine military installations, and Savannah is a huge part of that because of the port, air facilities, and the big footp… Continue Reading


06.22.18

Senator David Perdue Acts To Relieve Regulatory Burden On Health Care Providers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to simplify regulations governing physician self-referrals under the Medicare program. Currently, the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly referred to as Stark law, makes no distinction between technical and substantive violations, even when there has been no legitimate violation or harm to the Medicare program. Senator Perdue's proposal would create an alternate self-disclosure path for unintentional, technical errors that w… Continue Reading


06.22.18

HHS Wasted $89,000,000,000; Senator David Perdue Is Asking For Answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee in asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to explain how the agency plans to stop wasteful spending and address the $89 billion in improper Medicaid and Medicare payments the agency paid in fiscal year 2017. "Improper payments continue to be a major problem for the federal government," wrote the senators. "The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that govern… Continue Reading

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