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Senators Perdue, Isakson Request Disaster Aid For Georgia Farmers

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent a letter to Senate appropriators requesting disaster assistance for Georgia's agriculture industry as a result of Hurricane Michael. "Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to Georgia and across the Southeast," said the senators. "Georgia's agricultural industry alone suffered more than $2.5 billion in losses. Late-season crop losses are especially devastating with the producer having already invested the vast ma… Continue Reading


Senators Perdue, Lankford, Ernst: Political Self-Interest Prevented Changes To The Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) comment on the Joint Select Committee for Budget and Appropriations Reform: "The Joint Select Committee was our chance to make meaningful changes to Congress' broken budget process - instead, it turned out to be a lost opportunity. This is completely irresponsible. Throughout the process we had bipartisan discussions of ideas that could have fixed the way Congress funds the federal government and … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Stands For Bold Changes To Fix Broken Funding Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform's final legislative product. The committee did not make significant changes to Congress's broken funding process, so Senator Perdue voted against the final product. Click here to watch. Highlights: Disappointed In Outcome: "If we don't start standing up to our leadership and doing what's right, we are going to hav… Continue Reading


Senators Perdue, Lankford, Ernst Propose Bold Changes To Ensure Congress Funds Government On Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) are proposing bold changes to the funding process to ensure Congress does its job and fully funds the federal government on time. The Senators are introducing amendments to create specific milestones for passing a budget and appropriations bills that would keep Congress on track. The proposals will be considered in the bicameral, bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Proces… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Critical Funding To Advance Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), have secured additional federal funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track in 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its fiscal year 2019 work plan, which includes $52.12 million in additional funds for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This additional funding, combined with the President Trump's original budget request of $49 … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue On First Audit Of Defense Department

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on the first audit of the Department of Defense: "Until now, the Department of Defense - the largest single discretionary line item in the federal government's budget - has never been audited. When I came to the United States Senate, I heard dozens of excuses for this, the most common being the DOD is too large and complex to complete an audit. The truth is bureaucrats were dragging their feet. I c… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Bill To Name Columbus Post Office After Fort Benning Unit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) applauded the Senate's passage of a bill yesterday that they introduced 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." The bill, S.3237, was introduced in honor of Columbus-area veterans who served in military units that originated from the Army's first all-black parachute unit, which was activated at Fort Be… Continue Reading


Duckworth, Perdue Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Investments in Airport Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve airport infrastructure by allowing airport projects to access cheaper public and private capital financing. The TIFIA for Airports Act would expand eligibility for Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) credit assistance to state and local airport projects, including passenger terminals and runways. "This bipartisan legislation is a step in… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Proposes Bold Changes To Fix Broken Funding Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Budget Committee, announces five key priorities for changing Congress' broken funding process, which will be considered in the bicameral Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: "Since I first came to the United States Senate, I've called for changing Washington's broken budget and funding process. We began with an informal, bipartisan working group of members who agreed it was time to change th… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Resolution Promotes Safe Driving During Thanksgiving, Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today reintroduced a Senate resolution urging caution on roadways during the holiday season. The resolution designates the Sunday after Thanksgiving as "Drive Safer Sunday." The Sunday after Thanksgiving is among the busiest highway traffic days of the year and provides an opportunity to remind drivers to use extra caution throughout the season. Drive Safer Sunday falls this year on November 25. "With the holiday se… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Take Action To Hold Proxy Advisory Firms Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Doug Jones (D-AL), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), members of the Senate Banking Committee, are taking action to protect investors, improve corporate governance, and hold proxy advisory firms accountable. The Senators are introducing the bipartisan Corporate Governance Fairness Act, which would help ensure investors can confidently rely on the advice of proxy advisory firms by requiring th… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Highlights Georgia’s Booming Film Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks at a special screening of Instant Family, which was filmed entirely in Georgia and stars actors Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Viacom and Paramount Pictures invested over $52 million in Georgia while filming Instant Family. Click here to download photos. "On top of being the best state in the country in which to do business for six straight years, Georgia is now the number one filming… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Honors America’s Veterans

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) honors America's veterans ahead of Veterans Day, November 11, 2018: "Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and free. The women and men who wear 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 take very seriously. In the United States Senate, we've taken action to restore accountability at the Depa… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: President Trump Is Right On Immigration

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's priorities for fixing the United States' broken immigration system: "For the first time in decades, we have a President who is serious about securing our borders and protecting our national security. The United States' current immigration policies encourage illegal immigration. President Trump is right - we've got to close loopholes, build the wall along the southern border, and move to a merit-based immigration system… Continue Reading


Senators Perdue, Isakson Tour Hurricane Michael Devastation With Vice President Pence

ALBANY, GA - Following President Donald Trump's visit to Middle Georgia yesterday, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Bainbridge, Moultrie, and Albany, Georgia to visit farmers and producers who have been devastated by Hurricane Michael. They were also joined by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other state and local officials. Click here or on image below to download pictures. "It was an hono… Continue Reading


Georgians Come Together In Hurricane Michael Aftermath

ATLANTA, GA - In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Georgians have come together to help their neighbors, serve meals to those in need, and assist first responders with recovery efforts. Airmen and soldiers from the Georgia National Guard and Air National Guard distribute food and water in Miller County, GA. (photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Williams) Serving Hot Meals: A group of 30 volunteers from Broken Shackle Ranch in Washington County, GA traveled to the Albany area to serve hot meals, cut… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson & Perdue Applaud Senate Confirmation Of Judge Billy Ray To U.S. District Court For The Northern District of Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) applaud the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Judge William M. "Billy" Ray, II, of Grayson, GA to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. "Judge Billy Ray has an outstanding record of service to Georgia in our state Legislature and on the bench and a history of getting things done," said Senator Isakson. "Judge Ray created 'Heidi's Law' in Georgia to tighten penalties in repeat DUI cases, a… Continue Reading


Georgia Congressional Delegation Requests Expedited Emergency Declaration Approval For Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), along with the entire Georgia congressional delegation, write to President Donald Trump to request expedited emergency resources to aid counties in Georgia expected to be impacted by Hurricane Michael. Earlier this morning, Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 storm and is expected to bring damaging winds, rain and flooding throughout the Southeast. On Tuesday, October 9, based on the latest forecast for H… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Georgians To Prepare For Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today urged Georgians to take safety precautions ahead of Hurricane Michael's landfall. Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials, Governor Nathan Deal today issued an emergency declaration for 92 Georgia counties. The emergency declaration is effective for seven days and makes all state resources ava… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) votes to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court: "This has proven to be a tumultuous time in Washington. Despite partisan attempts to assassinate Judge Kavanaugh's character, it is encouraging this body acted decisively about the future of our nation's highest court. The presumption of innocence remains a fundamental cornerstone of our democracy. The United States Senate's role is to prov… Continue Reading

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