Press Releases

11.24.20

Senator David Perdue Secures New Aircraft Fleet For 165th Airlift Wing

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that a new fleet of C-130Js will be stationed at the 165th Airlift Wing (AW) at the Georgia Air National Guard Base in Savannah. "This is extremely exciting news for Savannah's Airmen and the entire coastal community," said Senator Perdue. "We've made it a top priority to modernize and upgrade military equipment in order to preserve our competitive advantage around the world, and the… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Senator Perdue Leads Bipartisan Effort To Ease Burdens On Agricultural Trucking

ATLANTA, GA - Following a bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday took action to ease regulatory burdens on agricultural trucking. FMCSA's final rule provides clarity for our nation's farmers and commercial truck drivers by leveling the playing field for the transportation of agricultural products. Agriculture contributes over $1 trillion to the nation's economy and $73 billi… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Senators Perdue, Loeffler Highlight Health Care Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today introduced a Senate resolution expressing the continued need for common sense solutions to improve health care delivery, affordability, and choice for all Americans. The Senators' resolution specifically discusses the need for protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, lower costs of prescription drugs and devices, lower insurance premiums, protections from surprise medical bills, and safeguards … Continue Reading


11.18.20

Senators Perdue, Loeffler Fight To Level Playing Field For Georgia Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) continue to fight for a level playing field for Georgia farmers. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, the Senators requested a broadening of USTR's current Section 332 investigation to include the impact of seasonal cucumber and squash imports on Southeastern markets. "Fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico continue to dramatically impact U.S. markets and threaten the future of domestic… Continue Reading


11.17.20

Senator David Perdue On Third Annual Department Of Defense Audit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on the Department of Defense's third consecutive audit: "It's critical that we ensure taxpayer dollars spent on our Department of Defense are used as effectively as possible," said Senator David Perdue. "These audits continue to help the Pentagon improve its business operations and identify ways to enhance our overall national security. I commend the DOD's focus on making improvements … Continue Reading


11.12.20

Senators Perdue, Loeffler Introduce SAFE Votes Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today introduced the Securing America's Future Elections and Votes (SAFE Votes) Act to create a bipartisan commission to review the 2020 election and report to Congress with recommendations to strengthen election integrity going forward. "Our democracy depends on the integrity of our elections. Every legal vote must be counted, and any illegal vote must not be counted," said Senator Perdue. "Many Americans have serio… Continue Reading


11.11.20

Senator David Perdue Honors Georgia’s Veterans

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, honors Georgia's veterans on Veterans Day: "Georgia's veterans are truly American heroes. Our women and men in uniform, both past and present, have sacrificed so much to keep our country free and safe, and to protect our way of life. It's because of their service that America remains a nation worthy of envy. As Americans, we have a responsibility to uphold the commitments we made to our veterans, an… Continue Reading


11.10.20

Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Ensure Fair Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored the Securing Our Elections Act to ensure fair elections and increase criminal penalties for bad actors who attempt to interfere with America's election system, whether that be through illegal and fraudulent ballot harvesting, voter intimidation or identification theft. "There is nothing more sacred to our democracy than the premise of one person, one vote," said Senator Perdue. "Anyone who attempts to take advantage of this p… Continue Reading


11.10.20

Senator David Perdue On Protecting Senate Majority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following Leader McConnell's unanimous re-election by his colleagues as Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) underscored his commitment to protecting the Republican Senate majority: "As a political outsider, I was elected to the Senate to make a difference for the people of Georgia and help change the direction of our country. The stakes have never been higher than they are right now. Senate Republicans are the last line of defense against Chuck Schumer's … Continue Reading


10.26.20

Senate Confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Click here to download photos of Senator Perdue's meeting with Judge Barrett. Click here to download b-roll video. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an accomplished, experienced jurist and a brilliant legal mind," said Senator Perdue. "Throughout her impressive career, Judge Barrett has demonstrated her commitment to preserving the Constitution and the American ru… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Senator David Perdue Highlights Savannah Port Progress

SAVANNAH, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted progress on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) during Georgia Ports Authority's virtual 2020 State of the Port Address. Working with the Trump Administration, Senator Perdue and the Georgia congressional delegation have secured full federal funding for SHEP for four straight years, putting the project on track for completion after nearly 20 years of delays. Once completed, the port will be able to accommodate larger, … Continue Reading


10.22.20

Senator David Perdue Helps Launch New STEM Center At Spelman College

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the bipartisan HBCU Caucus, participated in the virtual launch of Spelman College's new Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Perdue championed this partnership between the Department of Defense and Spelman's continued growth in STEM education. The Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM is the first center of its kind and will provide Spelman students and f… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Democrats Continue To Block Additional COVID Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) called out Democrats for their continued obstruction and refusal to provide additional relief for the American people: "It's absolutely shameful that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi continue to hold up real relief that could help the American people today," Senator Perdue. "Once again, the Senate voted on a critical COVID-19 package focused on getting people back to work, getting kids safely back to school, and beating this virus with more reso… Continue Reading


10.20.20

Senate Democrats Block Additional Small Business Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) blasted Senate Democrats' refusal to provide additional relief for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As Senator Perdue travels across Georgia, he continues to hear directly from small business owners about the success of the PPP and what they need going forward. "The Paycheck Protection Program has been extraordinarily successful and saved over 1.5 million Georgia jobs," said Senator Perdue. "As I travel around … Continue Reading


10.20.20

Bipartisan Senators Express Strong Support For The Quad & Australia’s Return To Exercise Malabar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan group of senators in expressing strong support of India's decision to formally invite Australia to participate in the annual Exercise Malabar. The letter, addressed to Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu, was signed by U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R… Continue Reading


10.19.20

Senator Perdue Applauds CVS & Walgreens Partnership To Administer COVID-19 Vaccine To Vulnerable Communities

ATLANTA, GA - As part of Operation Warp Speed, CVS and Walgreens have agreed to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines, once available, to residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs. "With critical funding from the CARES Act, the United States is working at record speed to develop effective treatments and vaccines for COVID-19," said Senator David Perdue. "Ensuring easy access to these vaccines, once available, will help save lives and eventually get … Continue Reading


10.15.20

Senator David Perdue Praises Georgia’s Action To Lower Health Premiums, Increase Choice

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) praised the Trump Administration's review of Governor Brian Kemp's healthcare waivers, known as Georgia Pathways and Georgia Access, which will bring down health insurance premiums and increase choice for consumers: "This announcement today from Governor Kemp and CMS Administrator Verma is welcomed news for the millions of Georgians who have been struggling to afford their healthcare coverage since the passage of the so-called Affordable Care Act. … Continue Reading


10.15.20

Senator David Perdue Fights For Additional COVID Relief For Georgia

DULUTH, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) safely met with the Gwinnett and Greater North Fulton Chambers of Commerce to discuss the success of the bipartisan CARES Act and ongoing efforts in the U.S. Senate to pass additional relief for Georgians. "In Georgia, the CARES Act and other relief packages provided our state with $47 billion in relief and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) saved over 1.5 million jobs. It also delivered additional resources to help our healthcare workers, ramp… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Senator Perdue Talks Supreme Court With Sean Hannity

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Sean Hannity Show to discuss Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings and the path forward in the Senate. Highlights: Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "If every American could meet Amy Coney Barrett, they would absolutely march on Washington saying 'Of course, she needs to be our next Supreme Court Justice!'" Precedent: "The Democrats are playing pure partisan politics. There is no reason why Judge Barrett should not confirmed. Histo… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Senator David Perdue Fights For Georgia Veterans

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, continues to stand up for Georgia's veterans. Yesterday, the Senator wrote to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to communicate several concerns raised by constituents and seek solutions to systemic problems within the VA. "Under this Administration, efficiency and accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs have greatly improved and patient satisfaction within the Veterans Hea… Continue Reading

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