Press Releases


Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Plan To Reorganize Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's plan to reorganize and consolidate the federal government: "President Trump is a business guy and knows reorganizing the federal government is the only way to bring it up to speed with the real world. Businesses reorganize and consolidate departments all the time. Over the past 16 years, our government has exploded from $2.4 trillion to $4.2 trillion. Look at the results - big government has failed. President Trum… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Authors Fix To Keep Families Together

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined his colleagues in introducing a solution to fix current law so families remain together while parents go through immigration proceedings. "President Trump wants to enforce the law and keep families together, and this bill does both," said Senator Perdue. "Alternatively, what the Democrats have proposed would incentivize more people to come into our country illegally. Now is the time for cooperation from both sides in Congress, s… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Cutting Unnecessary Funding Should Be An Easy Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) calls out the United States Senate for its unwillingness to debate spending cuts on unused and expired government programs: "We are past the tipping point in this debt crisis. Today, most of the money we spend on our military, our veterans, and domestic discretionary programs is borrowed money. President Trump realizes this, which is why he suggested cutting unused and expired government programs. These are simple cuts, arguably the easiest we… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Comments On White House Meeting About ZTE Penalty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on his meeting with President Trump about removing short-sighted ZTE language in the Senate's annual defense bill: "Today, we made serious strides in solving the ZTE issues in the defense bill. President Trump should not have his hands tied as he engages in major negotiations dealing with trade and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Our shared goal must be to make America the best place in the world to do business, and Cong… Continue Reading


Conservative Senators Introduce White House Rescission Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), David Perdue (R-GA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) introduced the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act Thursday, a bill that would formally rescind the $15 billion in unneeded spending identified by the White House on May 8, 2018. "Yes, a $15 billion spending reduction is a drop in the bucket compared to a $15 trillion debt… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Urges Passage of President Trump’s Spending Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) in urging the Senate to pass President Trump's rescissions bill, which cuts nearly $15 billion in unnecessary spending to tackle the debt crisis. Watch Senator Perdue's full remarks here. Highlights Not A One Solution Problem: "There is no one solution to this debt crisis. We are not going to cut our way… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Supports Defense Bill That Includes Georgia Military Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on passage of the U.S. Senate's annual defense bill, which includes dozens of key Georgia priorities: "Our nation faces evolving threats across the globe, and our women and men in uniform need our full support. President Trump is working with Congress to rebuild and modernize our military capabilities. This defense bill delivers the necessary resources to see this mission through. With nine mil… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Announces Service Academy Appointments

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced the appointments of 18 Georgia students nominated by his office to the United States Service Academies. To download photos, click here or on the image below. (From L-R: LTC Ken Konstanzer, Julia Davis, Payton Rawson, Sung O, Anthony Odom, Kyle Samuels, Emmi Schakat, Tim Leurart, Kathryn Brewer, 2LT Trey Grindley) "Over the years, these young women and men have excelled in academics, shown a high level of physical fitness, and … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Pushes For Additional Changes To Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is standing up against the politically-motivated trade amendments wrapped up in the annual defense bill. This week, over the objections of Senator Perdue, language was added to the defense bill that will undermine President Trump and the Commerce Department's ruling to impose its harshest fines and most severe penalties ever against the Chinese-company, ZTE. Senator Perdue is taking action. On Tuesday, Senator Perdue called out his Senate… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Secures Major Georgia Priorities In 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, secured numerous provisions important to Georgia in the Senate's 2018 Farm Bill, which now awaits consideration by the full U.S. Senate. "Agriculture is Georgia's top industry. Growing up working on my family's farm, I learned that agriculture is both a business and a way of life," said Senator Perdue. "For years, I've been meeting with farmers across Georgia and stakeholders in the agriculture i… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Acts To Clean Up Government, Hold Bureaucrats Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, takes action to hold Department of Defense employees accountable for their work performance through an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. "In the United States federal government today, it's virtually impossible to fire bureaucrats who are failing to do their jobs. Right now, it can take up to a year or longer to fire a civilian employee at t… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Sounds Alarm On Debt Crisis & Increased Interest Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking and Budget Committees, comments on the Federal Reserve raising interest rates for the second time this year: "It's time Washington finally comes to grips with the reality of this $21 trillion debt crisis. Today's quarter point interest rate hike could add as much as $50 billion of new interest on our national debt. If interest rates return to their 30-year average of five percent, the federal government will owe… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: The Only Winner President Trump Is Picking Is America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) called out his colleagues on the Senate floor today, insisting President Trump be given the room he needs to negotiate trade deals that are in the best interest for American workers and consumers. The President's efforts to make America more competitive and level the playing field have been constantly undercut by members of both parties. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Business Perspective: "I have worked in the trad… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Comments On North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on the United States' summit with North Korea: "This critical summit is happening because of President Trump's leadership and unwavering resolve to make the world a safer place. We want to move toward the objectives President Trump has laid out: total denuclearization, as well as a potential peace treaty to end the Korean War, with reunification talks down the road. President Trump an… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Funding Needed To Keep Savannah Harbor Deepening On Track

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), have secured much-needed funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its fiscal year 2018 work plan, which includes $35 million in additional funds for the critical project. The Trump administration announced last year that the project would receive $50.06 million in the president's fi… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue at Faith & Freedom: Self-Determination Trumps State Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference on the global struggle between self-determination and state control. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Today's Challenge: "For the next 50 years, the struggle in the world will be between self-determination and state control." Wrong Approach: "Generations of foreign policy experts have thought that giving China more access to our markets and an… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Federal Investment in Georgia Highway System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation for contributing to the State Route 400 (SR 400) Express Lanes Corridor Project, a public-private partnership project that will add 65 lane miles and is expected to reduce traffic delays by 18 percent. "As thousands of Georgians see every day, the State Route 400 corridor has experienced tremendous growth, leading to increased congestion for folks trying to get to… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Statements on U.S. Marshal Nomination to Northern District of Georgia

WASHINGTON - 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 Michael S. Yeager of Moreland, Georgia, to fill the U.S. Marshal vacancy for the Northern District of Georgia. "Sheriff Yeager's experience throughout so many facets of law enforcement demonstrates that he has the wisdom and expertise appropriate for a U.S. Marshal," said Senator Isakson. "I look forward to working w… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue, Scott Welcome Basing Announcement for Robins Air Force Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and David Perdue (R-GA), along with U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), today responded to the U.S. Air Force's announcement that it will locate a new battlefield management mission at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced today that Robins Air Force Base will host the Advanced Battle Management System, a new global air space intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance inform… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Visits Southeast Asia To Talk Trade & National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week traveled to Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore to meet with international leaders about foreign policy and national security. Senator Perdue participated in an event at the Shangri-La Dialogues in Singapore where he spoke about America's international relationships and his business experience in the Southeast Asia region. Earlier this year, Senator Perdue also visited China, South Korea, and… Continue Reading

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