Press Releases

06.27.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Retirement Of Justice Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: "Justice Kennedy has served our country honorably for decades, and I join the country in wishing him all the best as he retires from the Supreme Court. President Trump made a fantastic choice with Justice Gorsuch, and I'm confident he will make another outstanding nomination, given that the decisions made by the United States Supreme Court have such a long-lasting impac… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On U.S. Supreme Court’s Travel Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's strengthened vetting requirements for entry into the United States from countries that pose a national security risk: "It's the President of the United States' responsibility to protect American citizens. The Supreme Court made clear today that President Trump is acting well within his authority by increasing our country's baseline security requirements for Iran… Continue Reading


06.25.18

First Funding Package Passes Senate, Senator David Perdue’s Port Provision Included

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on passage of the first package of 2019 funding bills: "Congress has moved one step closer to funding our government on time. This first funding package addresses many important items, including a provision I introduced to help the government prioritize deep-draft navigation projects, which will generate a great economic return. East Coast ports are not deep enough to accommodate fully loaded Post Panamax ships, and this puts our coun… Continue Reading


06.25.18

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Georgia Farmers & Agriculture Leaders Applaud 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgia farmers and agriculture industry leaders are applauding committee passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) helped craft the bipartisan plan and secured a number of provisions important to Georgia. The Farm Bill now heads to the Senate floor for a vote. Georgia Agribusiness Council: "Having a bipartisan Farm Bill advance in the Senate gives great hope for a struggling, complicated agriculture indus… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Immigration & Trade On Georgia Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Denis O'Hayer on WABE's Morning Edition and Laura Anderson on AM Savannah to discuss immigration, trade, defense funding, the debt crisis, and full funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Highlights: Strengthening Our Military: "Military investment around the state of Georgia is critical. We have nine military installations, and Savannah is a huge part of that because of the port, air facilities, and the big footp… Continue Reading


06.22.18

Senator David Perdue Acts To Relieve Regulatory Burden On Health Care Providers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to simplify regulations governing physician self-referrals under the Medicare program. Currently, the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly referred to as Stark law, makes no distinction between technical and substantive violations, even when there has been no legitimate violation or harm to the Medicare program. Senator Perdue's proposal would create an alternate self-disclosure path for unintentional, technical errors that w… Continue Reading


06.22.18

HHS Wasted $89,000,000,000; Senator David Perdue Is Asking For Answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee in asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to explain how the agency plans to stop wasteful spending and address the $89 billion in improper Medicaid and Medicare payments the agency paid in fiscal year 2017. "Improper payments continue to be a major problem for the federal government," wrote the senators. "The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that govern… Continue Reading


06.21.18

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


06.20.18

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


06.20.18

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


06.20.18

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


06.20.18

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


06.19.18

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


06.18.18

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


06.15.18

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


06.14.18

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


06.14.18

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


06.14.18

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


06.13.18

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


06.12.18

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

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