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Senator David Perdue Keynotes Fruit & Vegetable Grower Conference

SAVANNAH, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) gave keynote remarks at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference's 2020 Awards Breakfast in Savannah. Click here to download photos. "The agriculture community is the backbone of this country," said Senator Perdue. "I'm proud of the work our fruit and vegetable growers do to feed America and the world. We're fortunate to have Georgians like Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue leading the way … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Honors Military, Intelligence Communities For Successful Mission To Eliminate Soleimani

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced a resolution honoring the members of the military and intelligence communities who carried out the successful mission that killed Qasem Soleimani, leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and a designated terrorist. "Soleimani wasn't just an Iranian general; he was a thug and a terrorist," said … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Speaker Pelosi Is Wasting The American People’s Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and 22 other senators introduced a resolution demanding that the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives immediately transmit the two Articles of Impeachment against President Trump to the U.S. Senate. "Speaker Pelosi is wasting the American people's time," said Senator Perdue. "Clearly, the sham impeachment process in the U.S… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Allow Dismissal Of Impeachment Against President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented attempt to prevent an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), and colleagues introduced a resolution to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution within 25 days. "The Democrats' impeachment process in the U.S. House of Representatives was nothing more than a partisan show trial… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Comments On Death Of Iranian General Soleimani

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, comments on the United States airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran's Quds Force and a designated terrorist: "President Trump has been clear that when American lives are threatened, he will not hesitate to act with strength. For decades, Iranian General Soleimani and his terrorist Quds Force have orchestrated the deaths of countless Americans, includin… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: 2019 In Review

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) shared highlights from 2019 as he works to get results for Georgians and the American people. Download the full gallery here. Glennville - Saluting law enforcement officers at Wayne Dasher's Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout. Macon - Announcing a major aviation partnership between Macon-Bibb County, Central Georgia Technical College, and Robins Air Force Base. Dublin - Talking with employees at Valmiera Glass Group's production pla… Continue Reading


Senators Perdue, Smith Lead Bipartisan Action To Support Youth Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) are taking bipartisan action to provide greater professional development opportunities for children across the country. The Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019 will support out-of-school programs that are dedicated to helping youth achieve their full potential and prepare for the 21st century workforce. "Currently, there are 7.3 million job openings and only 5.8 million people looking for work," said Senator Perdue. "I… Continue Reading


Georgia Congressional Delegation Introduces Bill To Establish Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), and the entire Georgia congressional delegation introduced a bill re-designating the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, as the "Jimmy Carter National Historical Park." This designation will help protect multiple historic locations and draw more visitors to Plains to learn about the life and legacy of President Jimmy Carter. The park would consist of four… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue On Fully Funding The Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on Congress finally fully funding the federal government for Fiscal Year 2020 and avoiding the use of another continuing resolution (CR): "My main goal has always been to fully fund the federal government on time without continuing resolutions. It's ridiculous that we are already at the end of the first quarter of this current fiscal year. These two spending bills, however, ultimately accomplish President Trump's priorities and suppor… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Announces Updated Committee Assignments

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 wh… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: HBCU Funding Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, applauded President Trump for signing permanent HBCU funding into law. The FUTURE Act permanently reauthorizes $255 million in annual funding for HBCUs and minority-serving institutions. It also simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that more than 20 million families, including eight million minority students, fi… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: This Impeachment Process Is Unprecedented

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria" to discuss the U.S. House of Representatives' articles of impeachment, efforts to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), and the breakthrough Phase One trade deal with China. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Unprecedented & Ridiculous: "The Democrats know these two articles make a weak case. What we want to do in the U.S. Senate i… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Secures Navy, Marine Corps Priorities In Final 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 Conference Report of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The final defense bill now heads to President Trump's desk to become law. "Today, the world is more dangerous than any time in my lifetime," said Seapower Subcommittee Chairma… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Secures Georgia Military Priorities In Final Defense Bill

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 final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The annual defense authorization bill includes dozens of provisions of importance to Georgia's military community. The bill now heads to President Trump's desk to become law. "Without question, this defense authorization bill delivers meaningful results for our military a… Continue Reading


AJC: David Perdue jumps into the debate over pay for college athletes

Analysis: David Perdue jumps into the debate over pay for college athletesDecember 13, 2019By: Jim Galloway On the cusp of a re-election year, U.S. Sen. David Perdue has thrust himself into an explosive Washington debate that could - should things get out of hand - threaten this nation's most sacred institutions. And there's Donald Trump's impeachment trial to worry about, too. But more important than the man in the White House, at least on 13 Saturdays each fall, is the… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Joins Working Group On Student Athlete Compensation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined a bipartisan working group to facilitate ongoing discussions about student athlete compensation and related issues. The working group will provide an informal setting for discussions among Members of Congress, and also with collegiate partners, athletes, and experts who wish to engage with lawmakers. In addition to Perdue, working group members include U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Marco … Continue Reading


Senators Perdue, Cotton Introduce Bill Imposing Sanctions On Drug Cartels

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) are taking action to impose severe consequences on drug cartels. The senators' Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act would subject certain foreign criminal organizations, like drug cartels, to the same level of sanctions as terrorist groups. "Cartels are the worst of humanity," said Senator Perdue. "As we saw in last month's horrific attack in Mexico, they terrorize innocent families… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Comments On Breakthrough In U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds President Trump and President Xi's approval of a Phase One trade deal, which includes structural changes that will improve the U.S.-China trade relationship: "President Trump is the first U.S. president to actually stand up and fight for a level playing field around the world. This breakthrough in negotiations shows that President Trump's trade strategy, led by Ambassador Lighthizer and Secretary Mnuchin, is clearly producing positive re… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Statement On Georgia-Florida Water Litigation

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following joint statement after Special Master Paul Kelly's recommendation was issued on the water litigation involving Georgia and Florida, argued before the court on Nov. 7: "Georgia has consistently focused on conservation efforts to ensure that we are good stewards of our water resources. Today's recommendation reaffirms the evidence-based argument presented to Special Master Kelly last month by the s… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: USMCA Is A Huge Win For America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the announcement of the updated United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement: "President Trump is fighting for American workers, farmers, and manufacturers, and there is no better evidence of this than his commitment to negotiating better trade deals with countries across the world. The USMCA is a groundbreaking deal that will dramatically improve the way we do business with our closest trading partners. It will create nearl… Continue Reading

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