Press Releases

06.06.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Updated Senate Calendar On Fox News

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends about Majority Leader McConnell's decision to change the U.S. Senate calendar in order to make progress on key items. Last month, Senator Perdue and 15 other senators urged Leader McConnell to expedite floor consideration of funding bills and nominees and offered to work nights, weekends, and through the August state work period if necessary to get it done. Click here or on the ima… Continue Reading


06.05.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Updated Senate Calendar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds Majority Leader McConnell for changing the U.S. Senate calendar in order to make progress on key items: "Senate Republicans have accomplished a great deal this year, but more needs to be done. That's why it is encouraging that Leader McConnell took our concerns into consideration. We still have 271 nominations to confirm, and we must complete the appropriations process before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. President Trump… Continue Reading


06.04.18

Senator David Perdue Recognizes President Trump’s First 500 Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) recognizes President Donald Trump's successful first 500 days in office: "President Trump's first 500 days will be defined by promises made and promises kept. He is listening to the American people and moving at a business pace, not a bureaucratic pace. When the President took office, he made it clear that job one was growing the economy. To do that, he worked with Congress to focus on three things: reducing onerous regulations, unlocking our … Continue Reading


06.01.18

Over Chili Dogs & Frosted Oranges, Senator David Perdue Talks Breaking Through Washington Gridlock

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) sat down with 11Alive News' Vinnie Politan at The Varsity to discuss breaking through Washington gridlock, the debt crisis, and career politicians. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Gaining Perspective: "My dad gave me some advice as a teenager. He said I don't care whether you are conservative or liberal, but read and learn what the other side is saying. It will challenge your thoughts and make you understand their perspec… Continue Reading


05.25.18

Senator David Perdue Requests Confidential Briefing On CFPB Server Hacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, is requesting a confidential briefing from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney about hundreds of security hacks into the agency's servers, which store millions of records on consumer financial data. "Because your predecessor failed to report security breaches and stymied Congress' attempts to understand more about the CFPB's data collection process, little is known about the CF… Continue Reading


05.25.18

Senator David Perdue Secures Dozens Of Georgia Priorities In Annual Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds the Senate Armed Services Committee for unanimously passing 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 awaits consideration by the full U.S. Senate. "The world is more dangerous today than any time in my lifetime. We face complex threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China, and our women and me… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Senator David Perdue Joins President Trump For Signing Of Dodd-Frank Rollback

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, joins President Trump at the White House for the signing of the bipartisan Dodd-Frank rollback bill, which provides regulatory relief for Georgia's community banks, credit unions, mid-sized banks, and regional banks. "I was proud to join President Trump at the White House today and be part of this significant regulatory rollback," said Senator Perdue. "Relief from Dodd-Frank is a long overdue win fo… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Senator David Perdue Congratulates Georgian Randy Evans On Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) congratulates Randy Evans, of Atlanta, on being confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg: "As a lifelong Georgian, Randy Evans has served his state and country with distinction in both the public and private sectors. He understands the complex issues the United States faces across the globe and is committed to maintaining strong relationships with our European allies. I'm excited that finally today the Senate voted to confirm President T… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Senator David Perdue Talks North Korea Latest On Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, speaks with Kevin Cirilli on Bloomberg TV about the cancelled summit with North Korea. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Sending A Strong Message: "Given the rhetoric of the last few days, I think North Korea needs to see a strong message from President Trump, and he did that today." Total Denuclearization: "We want to have this open dialogue with North Korea and… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Plan To Improve Veterans Choice Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Armed Services Committee, comments on expanding private health care options for veterans: "Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country, and they deserve the benefits they were promised. If the federal government cannot provide our veterans access to timely and quality care, then something has got to change. That's exactly what this plan does by improving the system that delivers health care to our v… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Senator David Perdue Introduces Atlanta-Based U.S. Circuit Judge Nominee In Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant, President Trump's nominee to serve on the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Click here to watch, and click here to download photos. Transcript: "I'm happy to be here today to introduce a very impressive and highly-qualified Georgian who has been nominated by President Trump for a seat on… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Georgia Banks & Industry Groups Applaud Dodd-Frank Rollback

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgia-based community banks, regional banks, and industry groups are applauding the significant rollback of Dodd-Frank Act regulations. As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) helped craft the bipartisan rollback plan, which included three of his provisions. The rollback plan now heads to President Trump's desk to become law. American Bankers Association: "We appreciate Senator Perdue's strong leadership on the Senate Banking Committee … Continue Reading


05.22.18

Congress Approves Major Dodd-Frank Rollback, Sending Plan To President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, praises this significant rollback of Dodd-Frank Act regulations, which will free up capital not at work in our economy today. The rollback plan now heads to President Trump's desk to become law. "This regulatory relief is a long overdue win for small businesses in Georgia and across America," said Senator Perdue. "For the past eight years, community and regional banks - that had nothing to do with th… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Trade & Dodd-Frank Relief On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's Mornings With Maria about ongoing trade negotiations with China, the Senate's Dodd-Frank relief bill, and his push in Congress to avoid last-minute funding battles. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Level Playing Field: "President Trump wants to create a level playing field with the rest of the world. He worked with NATO on military spending, and he's working o… Continue Reading


05.17.18

Senator David Perdue: Gina Haspel Is Uniquely Qualified

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) votes to confirm Gina Haspel as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): "Gina Haspel is uniquely qualified to lead the CIA and defend the American people. For more than three decades, she has committed her life and career to protecting America's national security interests. She has also extensively studied the myriad of threats we face today from North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China. I reviewed classified background material on Gina… Continue Reading


05.17.18

Senator David Perdue Applauds Trump Administration’s Action On Open Skies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds the Trump Administration for taking action on the Open Skies agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ensuring a level playing field in the global aviation sector: "Our aviation sector is critical to American jobs and the economy. President Trump's actions will help level the playing field, promote transparency, and allow for fair competition in the aviation industry. This is vital to the global success of domestic airlines a… Continue Reading


05.17.18

Senator David Perdue On Laura Ingraham Show: This Is Historic Obstructionism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins The Laura Ingraham Show to discuss his efforts to confirm President Trump's nominees and avoid last-minute funding battles. Highlights: No More Omnibus Bills: "The last time we funded the government on time before the end of the fiscal year was 1996. We've only funded the government on time four times since the 1974 Budget Act passed. President Trump just wants Congress to do its job and fund the government. He doesn't want another b… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Senator David Perdue Talks North Korea Summit On CNN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks with Kate Bolduan on CNN's At This Hour about the upcoming talks between the U.S. and North Korea. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Expected Posturing: "I was just in South Korea and China a few weeks ago talking to senior leadership. We never thought this negotiation with North Korea would be linear. You are going to have ups and downs, and Kim Jong-un is posturing. This is another indication that we… Continue Reading


05.15.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Honor Law Enforcement On National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on Peace Officers Memorial Day, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined their colleagues in cosponsoring a resolution that honors law enforcement officers in Georgia and across the country, and designates the week of May 13-19, 2018, as National Police Week. "It's important to regularly thank those who defend our communities - especially those who do so voluntarily and often put themselves in harm's way to protect us," said Senator Isakson. "… Continue Reading


05.15.18

Senators Urge Action To Break Through Confirmation Backlog & Avoid Last-Minute Funding Battles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) leads an event with U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) urging the Senate to confirm President Trump's nominees and avoid last-minute funding battles, even if this requires working nights, weekends, and through the August state work period to get it done. Senator Perdue and 15 other U.S. Senators are asking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to exp… Continue Reading

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