Press Releases

09.17.18

Senator David Perdue Supports Fight Against Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on Senate passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act: "The opioid crisis is devastating communities in Georgia and across the country. Since taking office, President Trump has worked with Congress to tackle this epidemic head on. It's critical that local, state, and federal law enforcement have the tools they need to stop illegal drugs from flooding across our southern border. Too many of our friends, neighbors, and family members have… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Senators Take Action Against Iranian-Backed Terrorist Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are taking action to sanction two Iranian-controlled militias in Iraq and Syria. The Senators introduced the Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act following recently declassified reports that Iran provided ballistic missiles and funding for terrorist activities to two Shi'ite proxies, Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba. "President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have been clear that Iran's a… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Georgians To Prepare For Hurricane Florence

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today urged Georgians to take safety precautions ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall. Governor Nathan Deal has issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in Georgia. "We have learned time and again that preparedness saves lives," said Senator Isakson. "As Hurricane Florence approaches the United States, it has the potential to affect Georgians. I urge … Continue Reading


09.10.18

Senator David Perdue Commemorates 9/11

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement ahead of the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: "September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in our country's history. Out of that event, however, we saw the best of the American spirit. We will never forget the innocent lives lost, nor the bravery of the first responders. Our country is facing new and evolving threats, and the terrorist attacks on September 11th serve as a somber re… Continue Reading


09.06.18

WTAS: State Officials From Georgia Support Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, state officials and elected leaders from Georgia sent letters to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court: Governor Nathan Deal: "As Judge Kavanaugh stated in his remarks to the nation, his judicial philosophy is straightforward. He believes a judge must be independent and open-minded and must interpret the law as written. As his recor… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Armed Services Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) being named chairman: "The Armed Services Committee has had a tough year. We will all miss John McCain's leadership and guidance. When news broke about John, Jim immediately rose to the challenge and proved to all of us that he can successfully lead our committee. Not only is Jim committed to our committee, but he is also committed to working with President… Continue Reading


08.30.18

U.S. Senate Gets Results Working Through August Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) highlights significant progress made in funding the government and confirming President Trump's nominees by working through August: "Americans heard President Trump loud and clear when he said he would not sign another massive omnibus spending bill. That's why we pushed for the Senate to work through August to avoid another last-minute spending battle. With extra time on the calendar, Congress has completed almost 90 percent of the federal gov… Continue Reading


08.30.18

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Remembers Senator John McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) recalls some of his greatest memories with Senator John McCain ahead of attending the memorial ceremony. On Friday, August 31, 2018, Senator McCain will lie in state at the United States Capitol, followed by a formal ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda at approximately 11:00am ET. Click here to watch. Highlights: Favorite Memory: "One of my greatest memories with John McCain was during my campaign. It was the first time I'd ever run for … Continue Reading


08.28.18

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applaud the Senate confirmation of Judge R. Stan Baker, of St. Simons Island, GA, to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The Senate approved his nomination by voice vote. "Judge Stan Baker is a great and talented Georgian who is well-qualified for this position. His work as a litigator and his service on the bench have provided him with a deep grasp of legal procedure, and his… Continue Reading


08.27.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Statement On Nomination Of Boulee To Northern District Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statements regarding President Trump's announcement of his intent to nominate 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: "In addition to his service on the Superior Court, Judge Boulee has served our country in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and as an attorney," said Senator Isakson. "H… Continue Reading


08.27.18

Senator David Perdue Hosts Georgia Military Advisory Meeting

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today held his second annual Strategic Military Advisory Group meeting. Senator Perdue was joined by former Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball, III, Major General Arnold Punaro, former Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee under then-Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA), and leaders from each of Georgia's military communities. "Georgia's role in our national defense cannot be overstated," said… Continue Reading


08.27.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Breakthrough In US-Mexico Trade Talks

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the preliminary trade agreement reached between the United States and Mexico: "President Trump is focused on getting results and creating a more level playing field with the rest of the world. I am very encouraged by the breakthroughs made in trade negotiations with Mexico, and hopeful Canada will come back to the table. Our economy has evolved in the past 24 years since NAFTA was signed. The Trump Administration is working to get a b… Continue Reading


08.25.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Senator John McCain

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain: "American patriot is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of John McCain. He dedicated his life to serving the country he loved so much and for that we will be eternally grateful. His wit, wisdom, and leadership will be missed in the United States Senate - especially on the Armed Services Committee. Bonnie and I send our heartfelt prayers to Cindy, their children, and the entire McCa… Continue Reading


08.24.18

Senator David Perdue Seeks Answers After Report Of Dangerous Lead Levels At Fort Benning

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, seeks answers following a Reuters report on August 16 detailing lead poisoning and dangerous lead levels in housing on U.S. Army installations, including Georgia's Fort Benning: Friday, August 17 - Senator Perdue was joined by U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) in sending a letter to Secretary of the Army Mark Esper raising concerns about the report. "We w… Continue Reading


08.24.18

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of Perdue Elementary

WARNER ROBINS, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) shared the following video recognizing the 25th anniversary of David A. Perdue Elementary School, which was named after his father, David A. Perdue Sr., in August 1993. Mr. Perdue was a longtime educator and served as Superintendent of the Houston County School System for nearly 20 years. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: "I'm David Perdue, the junior United States Senator from Georgia. David A. Perdue Sr. was my fa… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Senator David Perdue: The Goal Is To Get The Entire Job Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on passage of the third package of 2019 funding bills, including critical defense funding: "Today, the Senate funded critical defense priorities to strengthen our military's capabilities and provide long-term certainty for our men and women in uniform. With this funding package, Congress will have completed 90 percent of the federal government's discretionary funding for next year. This is a step forward, but it's still not good enoug… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Seek Answers About Dangerous Lead Levels On Military Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), and a bipartisan group of senators filed an amendment to the FY19 defense funding bill in response to a recent report about lead poisonings and dangerous lead levels in housing on U.S. Army installations that is potentially endangering military families. The amendment would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on the monitoring and remediation of lead and verifiable compliance with l… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Senator David Perdue Introduces Warner Robins General In Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the Honorable Robert McMahon, of Warner Robins, Georgia, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Click here to watch, and click here to download a photo. Transcript: "It is my high honor to introduce a friend of mine, the Honorable Robert (Bob) McMahon, to serve as the first Assistant Se… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Senator David Perdue: Prioritizing America’s Energy Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds the Trump Administration's action to replace Obama-era energy regulations with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) proposal: "Prioritizing America's energy independence is a key component of President Trump's plan to get the economy going again. Low cost energy is essential to keeping us competitive with other countries. By rolling back stifling, Obama-era regulations, the Trump Administration is giving power back to the States to decid… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Senator David Perdue To ICE Heroes: We Appreciate What You Do

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins Shannon Bream on Fox News @ Night to discuss the critical role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plays in our national security. Click here to watch. Highlights: Backing Heroes Of ICE: "President Trump's message to the men and women of ICE is very clear: We have your backs, and we appreciate what you do." Extreme Obstructionism: "The Democrats have taken such an extreme position [to abolish ICE] that's not in line with … Continue Reading

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