10.02.19

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Leads Push for Safer Schools

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) shared the following video about his proposal to strengthen school safety for students across the country. The Senator’s bipartisan School Safety Clearinghouse Act would establish a federally-funded and housed information clearinghouse detailing best practices for school security and design.

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The clearinghouse would be managed by the Department of Homeland Security and include recommendations from engineers, architects, first responders, building security experts, and mental health advocates. It would not advocate for specific technologies or tools or impose any mandates on school districts.

Senator Perdue is the son of two schoolteachers and an engineer by trade. The Senator’s first job was at a Head Start program, and he has been involved with Boys & Girls Clubs throughout his career. His legislation would allow parents, teachers, and administrators to make informed decisions about the best ways to keep their schools and communities safe.

The School Safety Clearinghouse Act is cosponsored by Senators Doug Jones (D-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Thom Tillis (R-NC).

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 When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.