Press Releases

06.27.19

Senator David Perdue Secures Seapower Priorities In Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, joins U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in praising Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Leading the Seapower Subcommittee, Senator Perdue secured a number of priorities of importance to the Navy and Marine Corps in the annual defense bill. "As our country faces complex threats across the… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senator David Perdue Supports Defense Bill With Georgia Priorities, Exposes Dangers Of Continuing Resolutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, supports the U.S. Senate's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The annual defense bill includes dozens of provisions of importance to Georgia's military community and exposes the dangerous impacts that continuing resolutions have on readiness. Now that the U.S. Senate has approved this authorization bill, Congress will work to… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Senator David Perdue: CBO Report Shows Debt Crisis Is Spiraling Out Of Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which confirms the United States' $22 trillion national debt will continue growing dramatically unless Congress takes action. "The national debt topped $22 trillion this year. We're heading for an absolute catastrophe if we don't address the real causes of future increases to our national debt, which are Social Security,… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Senator David Perdue: We Are Facing A Full-Blown Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the United States Senate's passage of a bipartisan emergency package to address the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border: "We are facing a full-blown humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Last month, over 84,000 family units and 11,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended by border patrol agents. Our agents are doing everything in their power to care for the families and children, but they are completely overwhelm… Continue Reading


06.24.19

Senator David Perdue: Federal Employees Should Be Held To Real-World Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Steve Hilton on Fox News' The Next Revolution to discuss the MERIT Act, his proposal to cut government waste and restore accountability to the federal workforce. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Running Agencies Like A Business: "The MERIT Act takes the same standards applied in the private sector and extends it to all federal agencies. It allows agency directors to remove an employee for cause through due pr… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Senator David Perdue: Border Patrol Agents Are Overwhelmed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need for additional resources to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. Earlier this year, Senator Perdue visited the southern border to meet with border patrol agents and see the crisis firsthand. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Unprecedented Numbers: "The amount of human traffic we're seeing at the border is unprecedented. Last month, 144,000 individuals were appre… Continue Reading


06.21.19

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Conservatives Support Perdue, Loudermilk Push To Restore Accountability In Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Conservative groups are backing U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Congressman Barry Loudermilk's (R-GA-11) proposal to cut government waste and restore accountability to the federal workforce. Under current law, it can take more than a year to fire or replace a federal employee, even for poor performance or misconduct. The MERIT Act would modernize the civil service system by expediting the dismissal of underperforming employees to keep pace with changing workforce needs. … Continue Reading


06.20.19

Senator David Perdue Encourages Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to incentivize healthier living and encourage more physical activity in the United States. The Senator cosponsored the bipartisan Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow Americans to use a portion of pre-tax health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) toward qualified sports and fitness purchases, like gym memberships, fitness equipment, and youth sports league fees. "Having sp… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Senator David Perdue Talks Debt & Funding Crisis With Americans For Prosperity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined a discussion with Americans for Prosperity on federal spending and the national debt crisis. Senator Perdue has worked to tackle our nation's debt since he first came to the Senate and believes America is past the tipping point of the crisis. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Business Perspective: "There's a growing awareness of the national debt around the country. You… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Restore Accountability In Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is leading efforts to cut government waste and ensure the highest performing federal employees are serving the American people. Senator Perdue, along with U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS), reintroduced the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement and Transformation (MERIT) Act, which would modernize the civil service system by expediting the dismissal of un… Continue Reading


06.17.19

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Widespread Support For Senator Perdue’s Plan To Fix Congress’s Broken Funding Process

ATLANTA, GA - Former U.S. Senate leadership and policy groups support U.S. Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) proposal to change Congress's broken funding process. Over the past four years, Senator Perdue has met with policy experts, outside groups, retired Members of Congress, and his colleagues from both parties and chambers to study best practices and highlight the flaws of the current funding process. The Fix Funding First Act is the culmination of Senator Perdue's efforts to change the way Wash… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Senator David Perdue: Funding Process Is An Unmitigated Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the Fix Funding First Act, his solution to change Washington's broken funding process. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: $100,000 Per Second: "Today, we have $22.3 trillion in debt. I just checked. It's going up $100,000 a second as we speak. I have a debt clock in the reception area in my office. That thing spins 24 hours a day. Even more conce… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Senator David Perdue Talks Government Funding & Middle East Security On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business to discuss his proposal to fix Congress's broken funding process, as well as the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Click here to watch. On Fixing Congress's Funding Process: Fix The Funding Process: "I've been working to fix the funding process for four and half years. This is nonsense. Congress has only funded the government on time four times in the last 45 years. Last year was the … Continue Reading


06.13.19

Senator David Perdue: It’s Time To Face This Funding Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined Greta Brawner on CSPAN's Washington Journal to discuss the Fix Funding First Act, his solution to change Congress's broken funding process. Click here to watch. Highlights: Failed Funding Process: "Nobody does budgeting and appropriating the way the U.S. government does. Congress has only funded the government on time, by the end of the fiscal year, four times in 45 years since the 1974 Bu… Continue Reading


06.12.19

Senator David Perdue Offers Bold Solutions To Fix Congress’s Broken Funding Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, is proposing bold changes to fix Congress's broken funding process. Over the past four years, he has met with policy experts, outside groups, retired Members of Congress, and his colleagues from both parties and chambers to study best practices and highlight the flaws of the current funding process. The Fix Funding First Act is the culmination of Senator Perdue's efforts to change the way Washington wor… Continue Reading


06.12.19

Isakson, Perdue Applaud Confirmation of Boulee to U.S. District Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Senate confirmation of Judge J.P. Boulee of Decatur, Georgia to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. The Senate approved his nomination by a vote of 85-11. "Judge Boulee has made Georgia and the United States proud during his service as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army and as a judge in DeKalb County, where he has worked to help our co… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Senator David Perdue: Time To Put Drug Cartels Out Of Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the United States’ efforts to counter the global narcotics epidemic and put drug cartels out of business. More than 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: Senator Perdue: “Having worked in Mexico and Central America, I can tell you the cartels are reall… Continue Reading


06.10.19

VIDEO: Georgia Farmers Celebrate Passage Of Disaster Relief Bill

DOERUN, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following video recapping a roundtable discussion on the recently-signed disaster relief bill at Davis Family Farms in Doerun, Georgia. The Senator also highlighted the positive impact that the bill will have on Georgia farmers and rural communities. Today marks eight months since Hurricane Michael hit Southwest Georgia. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: Senator Pe… Continue Reading


06.08.19

Senator David Perdue Holds Disaster Relief Roundtable With Georgia Farmers

DOERUN, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02) and Austin Scott (R-GA-08), and more than 150 farmers for a roundtable at Davis Family Farms in Doerun, Georgia. The group discussed the recent signing of critical disaster relief funding and next steps for Georgians impacted by Hurricane Michael. After the United States Senate and Hous… Continue Reading


06.06.19

Disaster Aid Funding Signed Into Law By President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) applaud President Donald J. Trump for quickly signing into law critical disaster relief funding for Georgia and other states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters. Senators Perdue and Isakson have fought for months to secure disaster funding for Georgia, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. "Today, President Trump fulfilled his promise to help Georgia farmers and … Continue Reading

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