Senator David Perdue Announces Updated Committee Assignments

Maintains Focus On Solving Debt & Global Security Crises

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced he will serve Georgians on the Senate Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations committees for the remainder of the 116th Congress. As the senior Senator for Georgia, Senator Perdue’s role on these influential committees will put him at the intersection of solving our national debt and global security crises. Senator Perdue’s new committee assignments will become effective in January 2020.

As the only Republican who will serve on both the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Senator Perdue will be uniquely positioned to address global threats.

“With a myriad of threats around the globe, the world needs America’s leadership,” said Senator Perdue. “After years of disengagement and failed foreign policy under the previous administration, President Trump has reengaged with the rest of the world. We have made it clear that America’s national security comes first, but America first does not mean America alone. Defense, development, and diplomacy go hand-in-hand and are key components of an effective national security strategy. I look forward to serving on both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee and supporting America’s national interests at home and abroad.”

Senator-designate Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) will take Senator Perdue’s place on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

“Georgia is leading the way on agriculture nationally with Secretary Perdue at the helm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Historically, Georgia has also had strong representation on the Senate Agriculture Committee, and that will not change,” said Senator Perdue. “Kelly Loeffler and I will work closely with Georgia’s farmers and producers to ensure their voices are heard in the United States Senate. Together, we will continue to fight for farm families and rural communities.”