Press Releases

05.21.20

Support Grows For Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced 15 new cosponsors of the bipartisan Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, bringing the total number of senators on the bill to 21. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would recapture a limited number of unused visas from prior years and allocate them to doctors and nurses who can help in the fight against COVID-19. The bill will not increase current immigration numbers and will not displace American workers. Senator Perdue … Continue Reading


05.19.20

Senator David Perdue Highlights Success Of PPP Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted the success of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during a virtual Senate Banking Committee hearing on the CARES Act. Witnesses included Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Click here or on the image below to watch Senator Perdue's comments. Transcript: "I want to correct the record and highlight some numbers here. First of all, the Dodd-Frank bill killed about 4,000 community ban… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Senator David Perdue Supports Improvements To FISA Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) votes to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is used to protect the homeland from terrorists and counter foreign intelligence activities on American soil: "Today, the world is more dangerous than any time in my lifetime. America's intelligence professionals are on the front lines of our national security and work every day to protect the country from evolving threats at home and abroad. This bill includes signif… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Georgia To Receive $200 Million For COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House announced that Georgia will receive over $260 million in federal funding to increase testing capacity in the state. "Testing is a critical element of our phased approach to get America back to work," said Senator David Perdue. "This CARES Act funding will allow Georgia to expand its testing capacity and test as many people as possible, even asymptomatic individuals. As we continue to gradually reopen the economy, we must ensure our healthcare system has the te… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Senator David Perdue Discusses COVID-19 Response With Columbus Community Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined local business leaders from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Harris County Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley for a discussion on gradually reopening the economy, the federal response to COVID-19, and the available relief for small businesses. "This is an unprecedented time, and we've taken extraordinary measures to protect the American people through the CARES Act and other relief packages," said Senat… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Support Rural Broadband Connectivity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to help small broadband companies provide critical internet connectivity during the COVID-19 crisis. Senator Perdue sponsored the Keeping Critical Connections Act, which would help small broadband providers with fewer than 250,000 customers sustain services for students and low-income families during the pandemic. "In many ways, high-speed internet access is helping us get through the COVID-19 crisis," said Senator Perdue. "M… Continue Reading


05.05.20

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Industry Leaders Praise Bipartisan Plan To Address Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Industry leaders are praising the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, a bipartisan proposal to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses. The bill, introduced today by U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), would recapture a limited number of unused visas from prior years and allocate them to doctors and nurses who can help in the fight against COVID-19. Ame… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Perdue, Loeffler, Carter Push Savannah As Home To New Air National Guard Fleet

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), are urging the Pentagon to consider Savannah as home to a new fleet of C-130Js. In a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Perdue, Loeffler, and Carter encouraged the Air Force to select the 165th Airlift Wing (AW) to transition to C-130Js. "We strongly endorse the selection of the 165th Airlift Wing at the Savannah Air National Guard Base to be the first u… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Perdue, Durbin, Young, Coons To Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today announced they will introduce bipartisan legislation called the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses, which poses a significant risk to our ability to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The senators' proposal, to be introduced when the Senate reconvenes, would recapture 25,000 unu… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Senator David Perdue, Army Secretary McCarthy Visit Fort Benning

COLUMBUS, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today visited Fort Benning with Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to observe COVID-19 response protocols and risk mitigation techniques in training. Senator Perdue and Secretary McCarthy met with soldiers and base leadership, viewed training exercises, and observed COVID-19 safeguards at Martin Army Community Hospital. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "Fort Benning contin… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Perdue, Loeffler, Graves Push For Federal Emergency Resources Following Deadly Storms

ATLANTA, GA - Following the deadly storms and tornadoes in Northwest Georgia earlier this month, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA-14), sent a letter to President Trump requesting a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia. A major disaster declaration would make a range of additional federal resources and funds available. The Members of Congress requested that the declaration be made under the Stafford Act, which wo… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Senator David Perdue Fights for Georgia Small Business Relief

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined the U.S. Small Business Administration for a discussion with thousands of Georgia small business owners. Senator Perdue addressed the federal response to COVID-19 and gave an update on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which resumed accepting applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 am. The Senator was joined by Ashley Bell, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia… Continue Reading


04.27.20

WTAS: Georgians Praise Senator David Perdue’s Strong Leadership During COVID-19 Crisis

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia community leaders and industry organizations are recognizing U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) for his strong leadership on the federal COVID-19 response and implementation of the CARES Act. Senator Perdue is speaking daily with local community leaders, small business owners, farmers, individuals and industry groups across the state that have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Georgia Hospital Association: "Time and again, Senator Perdue has connected our 165 h… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Georgia To Receive $16 Million For COVID-19 Testing

ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the Georgia Department of Public Health will receive $16.4 million to enhance testing capacity, conduct contact tracing, and protect high-risk populations. "Through strategic partnerships with our research universities and the private sector, Georgia has rapidly increased its testing capacity in the last few weeks," said Senator Perdue. "This CARES Act funding will help the state protect vulnerable populations, imple… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Senator David Perdue Connects Georgians With Top Officials Implementing CARES Act

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) continues to connect Georgians with key administration and state officials to provide answers regarding theimplementation of the CARES Act and other coronavirus relief packages. "My top priority is helping all Georgians get through this crisis," said Senator Perdue. "My role at the federal level has been to help provide relief and facilitate candid conversations between senior officials and Georgia leaders on a daily basis. We have been fortunate t… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Senator David Perdue Requests Independent Review Of WHO’s COVID-19 Response

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling for an independent investigation into the World Health Organization's (WHO) handling of COVID-19. In a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres, Senator Perdue and colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee requested that the UN convene an independent panel of experts to conduct a review of WHO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We write to request… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Senators Warn Against China’s Debt-Trap Diplomacy During COVID-19 Crisis

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) led a group of 15 senators in expressing concerns with the impact that deteriorating global market conditions caused by COVID-19 will have on developing countries and the potential geopolitical implications of relief efforts. While the senators support efforts to provide aid for developing countries, in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, they cautioned that the U.S. must be wary of enabling China's deb… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Senator David Perdue Talks Small Business Relief & Economy with Brian Kilmeade

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Brian Kilmeade Show on FOX News Radio to discuss the Senate's passage of additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, plans to gradually reopen the economy, and the national debt crisis. Highlights: Phased Approach: "There's a human cost to keeping the economy shut down long-term. Sooner or later, we're going to have to reopen this economy. We have to do it in measured ways. I think the President has laid out a phased appr… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Senate Passes Additional Relief For Small Businesses

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today supported unanimous Senate passage of an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which ran out of funding last week due to delays by Democrats: "This new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program will offer a lifeline to small businesses and the millions of hardworking women and men they employ. By providing cash flow assistance, we are helping businesses keep their employees and preventing a liquidity crisis from becom… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Senator David Perdue: Small Businesses Need Relief Now

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is pushing his colleagues to pass additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans to help small businesses pay their employees and remain solvent through the COVID-19 crisis. In Georgia, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved over 48,000 PPP loans, totaling nearly $9.5 billion, before funding lapsed this week. Senate Republicans introduced a bill to add $250 billion to the initial $349 billion i… Continue Reading

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