Press Releases

01.03.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Senate Confirmation Of Yeager As U.S. Marshal

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) applauded the Senate confirmation of Michael C. Yeager of Moreland, Georgia as U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia on Wednesday. "Sheriff Yeager has decades of experience in many facets of law enforcement, and his wisdom and expertise in the field will serve him well as U.S. Marshal," said Senator Isakson. "The Senate has made a wise decision, and I congratulate Sheriff Yeager on his new role and thank him … Continue Reading


01.01.19

Senator David Perdue: 2018 In Photos

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) shares highlights from 2018: Click here to download the full gallery. 1. March 29, 2018 - Standing on the Broken Bridge in Dandong, China and looking across to North Korea. 2. May 10, 2018 - Discussing the debt crisis with Washington Post's Erica Werner at the Peterson Foundation's Fiscal Summit. 3. May 15, 2018 - Urging the Senate to cancel its scheduled August recess in order to confirm President Trump's nominees and … Continue Reading


12.23.18

Senator David Perdue: This Is The Second Schumer Shutdown This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about the second Schumer Shutdown and ongoing negotiations to fully fund the federal government, including critical funding for border protection and disaster relief. Currently, most of the government remains open and essential services continue, including: federal law enforcement, TSA screening, payments to veterans, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP benefits, and USPS mail delivery. Click here or on the image belo… Continue Reading


12.21.18

Senator David Perdue: President Trump Is Willing To Negotiate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Fox News to discuss this morning's White House meeting with President Trump and the funding package that includes border security and disaster relief for Georgia. Click here to watch. Transcript: "We heard a President today that's willing to negotiate, and we've also seen that over the last five to seven days. This is all about the Democrats actually backing up from negotiated agreements that they've had in the last week. The Presi… Continue Reading


12.20.18

Senator David Perdue: It's Time To Get The Job Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) encourages his Senate colleagues to support the funding package that now includes $5 billion for the border wall and $8 billion for disaster relief... Continue Reading


12.20.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Funding & Trade on CNBC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the economy and Washington’s failure to fully fund the government on time. Click here to watch.   Highlights: Funding Failure: “This is another example of the total irresponsibility and dysfunction in Washington. This is the end of the first quarter. We’re still talking about the funding for the last fiscal year. This should have been done on September 30th. We have 75% of the federal government’s discret… Continue Reading


12.19.18

Senator David Perdue: Another Continuing Resolution Is Totally Unacceptable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about Congress again failing to fully fund the federal government or address much-needed disaster relief funding. Click here to watch. Highlights: Absolute Embarrassment: "The U.S. Senate should have already fully funded the federal government's discretionary budget by September 30 of this year. That was three months ago." 186th Continuing Resolution: "This will be the 186th continuing resolution that Congr… Continue Reading


12.18.18

Senator David Perdue Supports Bipartisan First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) votes for the improved version of the First Step Act: "The improved First Step Act will make our federal criminal justice system fairer to all Americans, while maintaining severe deterrents to criminal behavior. After working closely with the Trump Administration to make several improvements to the bill, I am proud to cosponsor the First Step Act. President Trump and Chairman Grassley have led this good faith effort to bring equity and reason … Continue Reading


12.14.18

Senators Perdue, Isakson Honor 40th Anniversary Of Kings Bay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) applaud Senate passage of a resolution honoring the 40th anniversary of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, which was established on July 1, 1978, in Kings Bay, Georgia. "Congratulations to Kings Bay and the Camden County community on this major milestone," said Senator Perdue, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "As home to the Atlantic fleet of the Ohio-class submarine, Kings Bay plays an integral role in ou… Continue Reading


12.13.18

Senator Perdue, Congressman Scott Secure Funding For HBCU Agriculture Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Representative David Scott (D-GA-13), both members of the Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, have secured funding in the 2018 Farm Bill for agriculture-focused scholarships at Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities across the country. "As a member of the HBCU Caucus, one of my top priorities is increasing opportunities for all students to pursue the skills they need to… Continue Reading


12.13.18

Columbus Post Office To Be Named After Fort Benning Unit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03), applaud House and Senate passage of their bill to designate a United States Post Office in Columbus, Georgia, as the "Richard W. Williams, Jr., Chapter of the Triple Nickles (555th P.I.A.) Post Office." This bill was introduced in honor of Columbus-area veterans who served in military units that originated from the Army's first all-black … Continue Reading


12.11.18

Senator David Perdue Acts To Protect Farmers and Businesses’ Private Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of both the Senate Agriculture and Banking Committees, is taking action to require government regulators to prove a need before they copy and store data from private individuals and businesses. The Protection of Source Code Act(s) would require the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Consumer Finance Trade Commission (CFTC) to obtain a court subpoena in order to make a business disclose their trading algorithms. These algori… Continue Reading


12.11.18

2018 Farm Bill Passes Senate, One Step Closer To President Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, secured numerous provisions important to Georgia in the final negotiations of the 2018 Farm Bill. "Getting a good Farm Bill across the finish line is critical for rural communities in Georgia and around the country," said Senator Perdue. "This bill ensures America's agriculture industry will continue to be a strategic industry for years to come. It preserves programs that have helped Georgia farmers… Continue Reading


12.11.18

Senator David Perdue On Trump Administration’s Rollback Of Water Overregulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineer's new proposal to reduce federal regulations on water resources and replace President Obama's overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: "This is a huge win for farmers, businesses, ranchers, and landowners in Georgia and across the country," said Senator Perdue. "President Trump knows the last thing fa… Continue Reading


12.10.18

Senator David Perdue Announces Support For Improved First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announces his support for the improved version of the First Step Act: "The First Step Act is a bipartisan solution that will improve our criminal justice system at the federal level. After working closely with the Trump Administration, we were able to address several concerns that I have had with certain provisions. For years, Georgia has been leading the nation in reducing recidivism, providing drug rehabilitation, and increasing job trainin… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Welcome Federal Investment in Georgia Highway System

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that Georgia's highway system will receive a federal grant to assist with an interchange project in Barrow County, GA. The Georgia Department of Transportation will receive an award of $24,821,050 for a project at the intersection of State Route 316 (SR 316)/U.S. Route 29 and State Route 11 (SR 11) to improve traffic flow and accommodate futu… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Senator David Perdue Acts To Relieve Regulatory Burdens On Farmers, Business Owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Banking Committee, is taking action to relieve financial regulatory burdens and extra costs that are passed down to small business owners, farmers, and consumers. After the 2008-2009 financial crisis, federal bank regulators were driven to increase the amount of capital held by banks for certain "risky" activities. This included the supplemental leverage ratio (SLR), which requires banks to hold a certain amount of capita… Continue Reading


12.04.18

Senator David Perdue Brings Together Georgia HBCUs & Business Leaders

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, hosted a breakfast and roundtable discussion with Dr. David A. Thomas, President of Morehouse College, and Georgia business leaders. Roundtable attendees included Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche North America, Steve Hennessey of Hennessey Auto, presidents of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and senior le… Continue Reading


12.01.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On President George H.W. Bush

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: "Bonnie and I join the nation in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush. As a World War II aviator, member of Congress, CIA Director, Ambassador, Vice President, and Commander in Chief, President Bush dedicated his life to serving our country. He was a skilled leader who showed tireless dedication to our nation during some of our most trying times. George and Barbara Bush's sacrifice, … Continue Reading


11.30.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Continue Efforts To Aid Georgia Recovery From Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) continued their efforts to support Georgians recovering from Hurricane Michael with a direct appeal to Senate leadership urging support for disaster assistance for Georgia farmers and the state's agriculture community. In a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Isakson and Perdue requested that Congress provide supplemental disaster funding to help with recovery from bi… Continue Reading

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