Press Releases

08.21.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Trade, Funding & National Security On Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins David Westin and Shery Ahn on Bloomberg TV live from the White House to discuss trade, government funding, the debt crisis, and the critical role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plays in our national security. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Honoring Heroes Of ICE: "The men and women of ICE put their lives on the line every day. About one million people a day cross our borders in one fashion or a… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Senator David Perdue Stands With Heroes Of ICE & Border Patrol At White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) participated in a panel discussion at the White House about the critical role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) play in our national security. Following the panel, Senator Perdue joined President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen in saluting ICE and CBP officers. Last month, Senator Perdue introduced a Senate resolution supporting ICE. Click here to wa… Continue Reading


08.17.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Ask Army For Plan To Address Dangerous Lead Levels

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today sent a letter along with Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) to the secretary of the U.S. Army raising concerns over a recent report about lead poisonings and dangerous lead levels in housing on U.S. Army installations, including Fort Benning, Georgia, which are endangering military families. "We write to you today concerned about recent reports of lead poisoning at a number of Army installations. … Continue Reading


08.17.18

Senators To Fed: Provide Real Relief For Midsized Banks Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, is joined by his colleagues, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), James Lankford (R-OK), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Mike Rounds (R-SD), in urging the Federal Reserve to provide immediate regulatory relief for regional banks that do not pose a systemic risk to our financial system. The recent enacted Dodd-Frank Relief Act raised the asset threshold to $250 billion for… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Senator David Perdue: Getting Close Is Not Good Enough

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks on the Senate floor to encourage his colleagues to pick up the work pace in order to fund the government before the end of the fiscal year, September 30: Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: What It's Really About: "This was never about staying here in August. It was only about two things. It was about trying to use every day to get as many nominees confirmed as we could, and to fund the government by the end of t… Continue Reading


08.16.18

Senator David Perdue Speaks In Support Of Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court: Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Accomplished Jurist: "Judge Kavanaugh is an accomplished, experienced jurist with over 300 published opinions. More than 50 Circuit Court opinions cite one of his concurrences or dissents, and the Supreme Court has actually endorsed his opinions more than a dozen times." Years Of Service: "Judg… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Senator David Perdue: “1200 in 12” Will Bring New Jobs To Robins AFB

WARNER ROBINS, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins Brigadier General John Kubinec, commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, in announcing the "1200 in 12" initiative to hire 1,200 new employees at Robins Air Force Base in the next 12 months. Click here to download photos. "Growing up in Warner Robins, I learned early on what an important role Robins Air Force Base plays in our national defense," said Senator Perdue, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "Robin… Continue Reading


08.13.18

President Trump Signs Major Defense Bill Into Law

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on President Trump signing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law today: "Today, President Trump signed the defense bill that will deliver the tools our armed forces need to protect Americans at home and abroad. President Trump has shown he is committed to modernizing our capabilities and ensuring the United States has the strongest military in the world. Earlier this year, … Continue Reading


08.09.18

Senator David Perdue Tours Plant Vogtle

WAYNESBORO, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) visits Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, to see construction on Vogtle Units 3 & 4 and discuss the Nuclear Production Tax Credit with employees. Click here to download photos. "Unleashing our full energy potential is a key component of President Trump's plan to get the economy going," said Senator Perdue. "Nuclear energy is essential to our domestic energy production and national security. Earlier this week, Geo… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Senator David Perdue Addresses Augusta Exchange Club

AUGUSTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins the Exchange Club of Augusta to discuss recent tax changes and regulatory rollbacks, Augusta's role in our nation's cybersecurity, and Georgia's business-friendly climate. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "For five consecutive years, Georgia has been named the best state in the country in which to do business," said Senator Perdue. "Our state's success is in large part due to the work of groups like the Exchange Club of… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Senator David Perdue Visits Fort Gordon

AUGUSTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, visits Fort Gordon to receive a cybersecurity briefing, tour the facility, and meet with personnel. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "It's an exciting time to visit Fort Gordon and see the growth of the base as they work to train and equip the next generation of cyber warriors," said Senator Perdue. "With the Army Cyber Center of Excellence, N… Continue Reading


08.08.18

Senator David Perdue: This Is About Conservative Values

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke at Erick Erickson's Resurgent Gathering about conservative values and changing Washington. Click here or below to read more coverage of Senator Perdue's remarks. Highlights: Founding Principles: "This is about conservative values, and that's why I ran for the U.S. Senate. My first job was at a Head Start program. I grew up on a farm. My mom and dad were school teachers. So I understand the value of being fiscally responsible, having… Continue Reading


08.06.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Action To Hold Iran Accountable

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Trump Administration's action to re-impose sanctions that were lifted under the Iran Nuclear Agreement: "President Trump is right to apply maximum pressure on Iran. It's clear that the Iranian regime has no intention of ending their support of terrorism, development of nuclear weapons, and aggressive behavior in the region. Reinstating these sanctions will create real financial consequences for Iran's irresponsible activity and coun… Continue Reading


08.06.18

Senators Express Concerns Over China’s “Debt Trap” Diplomacy With Developing Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) led a bipartisan group of 15 senators expressing concern over potential bailout requests to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by countries who have accepted predatory Chinese infrastructure financing. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the senators ask how the Trump Administration plans to address the dangers of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). "As financially strapped countries nego… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Senator David Perdue Visits Anheuser-Busch Brewery In Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) visits the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Carterville, Georgia to tour the facility and meet with employees about recent economic growth in Georgia and across the country. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "It was encouraging to meet with employees at the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville brewery and hear about the positive impact economic growth has had on their business," said Senator Perdue. "I'm proud Anheuser-Busch has chosen t… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Meeting With President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on meeting with President Trump today at the White House: "Today's meeting with President Trump was very productive. We discussed the encouraging progress being made in the Senate given the additional time we have to work in August. We also talked about how we are going to get the rest of the President's agenda accomplished and build on what is already working. Similarly, we talked about ways we can break through the constant gridlock… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Final Defense Bill Includes More Than 30 Georgia Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a negotiator for the final defense bill, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) praises final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Senator Perdue secured more than 30 provisions of importance to Georgia in the annual defense bill, which now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "Georgia's military community plays a central role in fulfilling President Trump's Nationa… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Progress To Fund The Government On Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on passage of the second package of 2019 funding bills: "In March, President Trump was clear when he said he will not sign another massive omnibus bill. That's why we pushed for the Senate to work through August and avoid another last-minute spending battle. We've made some progress. After this funding package, we have five more funding bills to complete before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Congress has only funded the g… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Senate Confirmation of Britt Grant As U.S. Circuit Court Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Senate's vote to confirm Georgian Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. Grant was confirmed by a vote of 52-46. "Throughout her legal career, whether it was practicing as an attorney or serving as a judge, Britt Grant was always at the top of her class," said Senator Isakson. "Justice Grant is an outstanding jurist and has served our state with distinct… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Extension Of Flood Insurance Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the short-term extension of Washington's flood insurance program: "Georgians living in areas that are vulnerable to flooding deserve certainty. That's why I'm supporting this extension of the flood insurance program. However, Congress has got to start doing things differently. Stringing together multiple short-term extensions for government programs, like flood insurance, only make emergency situations more complicated. The current… Continue Reading

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