Press Releases

07.23.18

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New VA Secretary, Robert Wilkie

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, congratulates Robert Wilkie on being confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs: "Robert Wilkie's military service and time as acting Secretary make him a great choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role, he will be tasked with the mission of upholding America's commitments to its veterans and their families. Robert Wilkie is uniquely suited to combat the … Continue Reading


07.23.18

Senator David Perdue Secures Long-term Future For Robins Air Force Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the Acting Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comment on the positive impact the final FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act will have on Robins Air Force Base and the JSTARS fleet: "This is no longer Barack Obama's military," said Senator Perdue, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "While I have always supported the JSTARS recap, we… Continue Reading


07.23.18

Senator David Perdue On ZTE Procurement Ban In Final Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the final FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act Conference Committee Report, which includes Senator Perdue's amendment to preserve the Commerce Department's export control authority and prohibit the federal government from purchasing ZTE and Huawei products: "The global business community took notice when our Commerce Department issued its harshest penalty ever on ZTE for violating our country's sanctions. Congress didn't need … Continue Reading


07.19.18

Senator David Perdue Meets With Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) meets with President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: Click here to download high-resolution photos. Click here to download b-roll video. "After meeting with Judge Kavanaugh, I have no doubt that he is exactly the kind of justice we need on the United States Supreme Court: an independent jurist and ardent defender of the Constitution. We discussed his commitment to Constitution and lessons… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Senators Isakson & Perdue Applaud Committee Approval of Britt Grant to Serve on 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) applaud action by the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve the nomination of Georgian Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. "I'm thrilled that Britt Grant has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee," said Senator Isakson. "She is uniquely qualified and has served our state and nation with distinction and integrity. She will be an excellent addition to the 11th Ci… Continue Reading


07.19.18

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Conservatives Back Senator Perdue’s Work To #DrainTheSwamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Conservative groups support Senator Perdue's push to cut government waste and ensure only the highest performing federal employees are serving the American people. Under current law, it can take more than a year to fire an underperforming civil service employee. Senator Perdue's MERIT Act offers an alternative dismissal protocol for all government agencies and gives managers the option to expedite the dismissal process of bad employees. Americans for Limited Government: "In … Continue Reading


07.16.18

Senator David Perdue & Secretary Sonny Perdue Visit Georgia Ag Leaders

GRIFFIN, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black traveled across Georgia to hear from farmers, foresters, researchers, and stakeholders in the agriculture industry. The day included a tour of Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, a stakeholder meeting at Georgia Forestry Association's headquarters in Forsyth, and a briefing from the University of Georgia's Turfgrass and Weed Science department in Griffin. Cli… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Senator Perdue Talks Supreme Court & NATO Summit On Georgia Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined WDUN's Morning News with Bill & Joel to discuss the NATO summit, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, economic growth, and the debt crisis. Highlights: 66 Days: "The last two Supreme Court Justices have gone through the confirmation process in about 66 days. Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed before November." Democrats' Bias: "The Democrats were hysterical before they even knew who the Supreme Court candidate was. It… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Senator David Perdue Pushes To #DrainTheSwamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is leading the effort in the Senate to cut government waste and ensure the highest performing federal employees are serving the American people. Senator Perdue's Modern Employment Reform, Improvement and Transformation (MERIT) Act, offers an alternative dismissal protocol for all government agencies and gives managers the option to expedite the dismissal process of bad employees. Companion legislation was introduced by Congressman Barry Louder… Continue Reading


07.11.18

GOP Senators Introduce Resolution Supporting ICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) in introducing a Senate resolution denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Boozman (R-AR), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mi… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Senator David Perdue: “This Is About Making Sure America Is Treated Fairly”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) urges the Senate to reject an procedural vote that included additional language geared towards tying President Trump's hands in on-going trade negotiations. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Tariffs Are Not The Goal: "I just don't understand why this body continues to try to tie the hands of this President at every turn. We all know that enacting tariffs on all imports is not the goal here. This President is committed… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Senator David Perdue Discusses NATO Summit & Trade On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's Mornings With Maria after introducing a Senate resolution encouraging NATO allies to increase their defense contributions. They also discussed trade and President Trump's Supreme Court nomination. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Paying Their Fair Share: "Every president since President Eisenhower has tried to get our NATO allies to pay their fair share for their own na… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Ahead Of NATO Summit, Senators Encourage Allies To Increase Defense Contributions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), James Lankford (R-OK), and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduce a Senate resolution to reinforce the need for greater defense spending in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and stress the importance of the alliance. This week, President Trump is meeting with world leaders at the annual NATO summit, where he will reaffirm the United States' commitment to global security and encourage NATO allies to fulfill… Continue Reading


07.10.18

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue On Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following video after attending the White House nomination ceremony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the United States Supreme Court. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: "Hi guys, it's David Perdue, the Junior U.S. Senator from Georgia. It's first thing in the morning on Tuesday, after last night's historic evening where President Trump announced his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court. I was invited to be th… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After attending the nomination ceremony at the White House, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: "President Trump has again fulfilled his promise to the American people and put forward an outstanding nominee to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout his remarkable legal career, Brett Kavanaugh has shown a commitment to upholding our country's Constitution. T… Continue Reading


07.02.18

Senator David Perdue Recognizes 40th Anniversary Of Kings Bay

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced a Senate resolution honoring the 40th anniversary of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, which was established on July 1, 1978, in Kings Bay, Georgia. "Congratulations to Kings Bay and the Camden County community," said Senator Perdue. "As home to the Atlantic fleet of the Ohio-class submarine, Kings Bay plays an integral role in our national defense and strategic deterrence. Kings Bay also p… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Momentum Builds For Changing Congress’ Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform held an open mic hearing where Members of both chambers of Congress suggested their ideas for improving the budget and appropriations process. U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee and Joint Select Committee, has made it one of his top priorities to change Congress' failed budget process. Over the past three years, he has met with policy experts, outside group… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Supreme Court & Farm Bill On Georgia TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins WRDW in Augusta and WALB in Albany to discuss Justice Kennedy's retirement and Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Click here or on the image below to watch the WRDW interview. Click here to watch the WALB interview. Highlights: Another Superb Nominee To Come: "We want someone on the Supreme Court who will adhere to the basic fundamental principles outlined in the Constitution: economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited g… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Senator David Perdue Supports Farm Bill That Includes Georgia Agriculture Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, comments on Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes numerous key Georgia priorities: "Agriculture is Georgia's number one industry and a major reason why our state continues to be the best state in the country in which to do business. I've traveled across Georgia to listen to farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture industry. One thing is clear - this Farm Bill is a jobs bill. Am… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Senator David Perdue: Farm Bill Is A Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the 2018 Farm Bill, which is currently being considered by the U.S. Senate. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Farm Bill Is A Jobs Bill: "One thing is very clear: this Farm Bill is indeed a jobs bill. Getting this across the finish line is simply a must for rural communities in Georgia and around the country." Prioritizes People: "I grew up … Continue Reading

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