Press Releases

07.23.19

Senator David Perdue Votes to Confirm New Defense Secretary, Dr. Mark Esper

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, congratulates Dr. Mark Esper on being confirmed as President Donald J. Trump's Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD): Click here or on the image below to download. "Dr. Mark Esper is immensely qualified and has already distinguished himself as Secretary of the Army under the Trump Administration. Throughout his military service and career in the private and public sec… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Senator David Perdue On Bipartisan Agreement To Fund The Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is encouraged that the Trump administration and congressional leaders have reached a two-year agreement on spending levels and the debt ceiling, so Congress can begin funding the federal government: "In a compromise, neither side gets 100 percent of what they want. The bottom line is, with just 15 working days until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, Congress cannot afford to waste any more time. It's critical that we avoid another co… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Senator David Perdue Visits Dublin VA Hospital

DUBLIN, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, toured the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. The Senator visited with veterans and met with the center's new director, David Whitmer. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "The women and men who have worn the uniform represent the very best of our nation. As Americans, we have a responsibility to uphold the commitments we made to our veterans, and it's a job I ta… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Introduce Bill to Help Fill Critical Vacancies at Georgia Military Depots

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) are taking action to eliminate a current six-month waiting period before retired military service members may be hired as federal civilian employees. The senators' measure would help the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins, Ga., and other depots around the country fill critical positions for which quality candidates may otherwise be lost to private sector careers due to the existing waiting period. U… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Bipartisan Senators Call On OMB To Publish Comprehensive List Of Federal Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to make a list of all federal programs publicly available on a central government-wide website in order to identify and eliminate program waste and duplication. Providing a comprehensive list of these federal programs "is critical to helping Congress make informed budgetary decisions and ensuring … Continue Reading


07.17.19

Senator David Perdue: Continuing Resolutions Destroy Efforts To Rebuild Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Fox Business "Mornings with Maria" to discuss the devastating impact that continuing resolutions (CR) have on the military, ongoing trade negotiations, and the $22 trillion debt crisis. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Draconian Impact: "If we use a one-year continuing resolution, the military will be devastated. Congress has used a CR 186 times over the last 45 years since the Budget Act was put into place in … Continue Reading


07.16.19

Senator David Perdue Questions Defense Secretary Nominee On China’s Rising Influence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, asked Dr. Mark Esper, President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD), about how the United States should approach evolving threats from China. Click here or on the image below to watch. Senator Perdue: "We now have our first audit of the DoD as of last November, thanks to you, President Trump, and others at the Pentagon. We're gaining great insight … Continue Reading


07.11.19

Senator David Perdue Talks Trade, Economy On CNBC & Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg TV to preview the Senate Banking Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Senator Perdue also discussed trade negotiations and the need to fund the federal government on time. Click on the images below to watch. CNBC Highlights: Hearing From The Fed Chair: "I want to talk to Chairman Powell about labor. I think one of the restrictions on our economic growth is the labor force. R… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Senator David Perdue Questions Fed Chair On Reserve Currency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, asked Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell how emerging technology and the United States' national debt will affect the dollar's ability to remain the world's reserve currency. Click here or on the image below to watch. Senator Perdue: "I tried to buy a cup of coffee in China last year with a credit card and cash, and you just couldn't do it. It was all Alipay, WePay, etc. With cryptocurrency and al… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Top U.S. General Decries Use Of Continuing Resolutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Service Seapower Subcommittee, asked General Mark A. Milley, President Trump's nominee to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the devastating impact a potential yearlong continuing resolution (CR) would have on the military. Click here or on the image below to watch. Senator Perdue: "General Mattis said the greatest threat to national security is the federal debt. You talk about how consistent fund… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Senator David Perdue Meets With Joint Chiefs Chairman Nominee, General Mark Milley

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, met with General Mark A. Milley, President Donald J. Trump's nominee to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Click here or on the image below to download high-resolution photos. "General Mark Milley is a battle-tested leader with decades of experience fighting on the frontlines of many of our country's recent conflicts. General Milley and I discussed our shared concerns ab… Continue Reading


07.05.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Congratulate Georgia Recipients Of Presidential Early Career Award For Scientists And Engineers

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) congratulated the Georgia recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. "These Georgia-based scientist… Continue Reading


07.03.19

Senators Encourage Trump Administration To Avoid Another Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is leading a group of 16 senators, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK), to encourage Trump Administration officials to reach consensus with congressional leaders on a two-year budget deal to fully fund the military. In a letter to Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the senators caution that ano… Continue Reading


07.01.19

Senator David Perdue Addresses Camden Partnership At Kings Bay

CAMDEN COUNTY, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services' Seapower Subcommittee, joined The Camden Partnership at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base to discuss passage of the U.S. Senate's annual defense bill, President Trump's National Defense Strategy, and priorities of the Navy and Marine Corps, including on-time completion of the Columbia-class submarine at Kings Bay. Click here or below to download photos. "As home to the Atlantic fleet of the Ohio-class s… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Senator David Perdue At Faith & Freedom: The Price Of Socialism Is Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke about capitalism versus socialism at Faith & Freedom Coalition's 2019 Road to Majority Conference. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Opportunity After Opportunity: "Democrats have had opportunity after opportunity to prove that the socialist way of life will work, and they have failed at every single turn." Focused On Results: "I've got good news for you today: Donald J. Trump is President of the United Stat… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Senators Perdue, Leahy Introduce Farm To School Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Farm to School Act of 2019, which would expand partnerships between farmers and school districts and encourage schools to use more locally-grown produce in students' meals. The legislation builds upon the existing Farm to School program and would provide grant-based funding to procure local foods, establish school gardens, and educate children and families on the importance of healthy foods. "The Farm … Continue Reading


06.28.19

Members of Georgia Delegation Urge Timely, Effective Implementation of Disaster Relief Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) wrote this week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to encourage the Trump administration to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ensure that farmers affected by Hurricane Michael receive needed aid as soon as possible. They applauded Secretary Perdue for his support of disaster aid legislation signed into law on June 6, 2019. The senators were joined in sending the letter by U.S. Representatives… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senators Perdue, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Effort To Ease Burdens On Agricultural Trucking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) are leading a bipartisan effort to level the playing field for the transportation of agricultural products. The Agricultural Trucking Relief Act will expand the definition of an "agricultural commodity" to include horticultural and aquacultural products, promote consistency across all federal and state agencies, and ease regulatory burdens on the trucking industry. This bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy … Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senator David Perdue: Optimism & Consumer Confidence Are High

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss the G20 Summit in Japan, trade negotiations with China, and economic success under President Trump. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Economic Boom: "I'm a business guy. I can tell you for a fact - when you start releasing the onerous regulations that were put forth during the Obama Administration, you get a bump in optimism. That's exactly what we've seen. CEO optimism and consumer c… Continue Reading


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

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