10.11.19

Senator David Perdue Talks School Safety & Combatting Human Trafficking On Athens Radio

ATHENS, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Tim Bryant in-studio at WGAU radio to discuss his school safety bill, efforts to combat human trafficking, and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s (R-GA) legacy.

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Highlights:

Prioritizing School Safety: “I introduced a school safety bill that codifies what was established by the President’s commission for a review of school safety. The commission said we need a national clearinghouse of best practices for school design that can be shared among schools across the country. Our bill simply creates that clearinghouse and will allow a school in Hahira, Georgia, for example, to see the best practices of a school in Dallas, Texas. I visited a school in Forsyth County a few weeks ago to see some upgrades firsthand, and the sheriff and school administrators there have been working on this for a while now. I believe this is just one of the first steps we need to take to ensure our kids are safe at school.”

  • Click here to read more about Senator Perdue’s work to strengthen school safety in Georgia and across the country.

Fighting To End Human Trafficking: “Georgia, unfortunately, is a crossroads for human trafficking given our road infrastructure and airport. I recently visited with officials at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to see what they are doing to address it. In Georgia, there are about 100,000 cases a year where an adult perpetrates a sex crime on someone below the age of 18. Many of these children have been trafficked. That’s unacceptable. So we’re shining a light on it, focusing attention to it, and putting resources behind stopping it. My Congressional staff also went through training on how to recognize the signs of someone who is being trafficked.”

  • Click here to read about Senator Perdue’s recent discussion on efforts to prevent and eradicate human trafficking across the country.

Honoring Johnny Isakson: “Johnny has been an icon for our state for so long. It hit me hard to think about him actually retiring. Since I got to the U.S. Senate, he’s been nothing but great for me and for Georgia. He helped me get off the ground early and become effective. We have worked very closely together, and our staffs have always been close, both in the state and in DC. Johnny has just been a prince of a guy.”

  • Click here to watch Senator Perdue’s speech honoring the legacy of Senator Johnny Isakson, who plans to retire at the end of 2019.

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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.