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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Senator David Perdue Supports Confirmation Of Justice Britt Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor in support of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant's confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. The Senate will vote on her confirmation later this week. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: "One of the great honors and privileges of being in the United States Senate is that we get to confirm presidential nominations to our country's highest courts. President… Continue Reading


Senators Urging Britain, France, and Germany to Deepen Cooperation Against Iran, Warning On Sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) along with nine senators sent a letter this week to the ambassadors of the EU3 - Britain, France, and Germany - calling on their governments to deepen Transatlantic cooperation against Iran and warning against efforts to evade U.S. sanctions, which are set to be re-imposed in the coming weeks. The letter was signed by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tom Cotton (R-AR), David Perdue (R-GA), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike En… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue at Turning Point USA: America Is A Country Of Destiny

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke to over 700 conservatives from across the country at Turning Point USA's High School Leadership Summit. Click here or below to watch his remarks. Highlights: Big Government Has Failed: "Big government programs that start and end in Washington do not solve the problems back home. There's a better way." Supporting ICE: "Our President has called on us to support ICE, and I'm proud to have put a bill in last week to stand with our women … Continue Reading


Senators Perdue, Isakson To Name Columbus Post Office After Fort Benning Unit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced a bill to designate a United States Post Office in Columbus, Georgia as the "Richard W. Williams Chapter of the Triple Nickles (555th P.I.A.) Post Office," in honor of Columbus-area veterans who served in military units that originated from the Army's first all-black parachute unit, which was activated at Fort Benning in December 1943. "The Triple Nickles went above and beyond the call of duty, serving in … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Comments On Second-Quarter 2018 GDP Growth

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the U.S. Department of Commerce's analysis of 2018 second-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth: "The second-quarter GDP growth of 4.1 percent clearly demonstrates that President Trump's economic agenda is working. When President Trump took office, he said job one was growing the economy. His strategy included undoing regulations, releasing our energy potential, changing the tax system, and rolling back parts of Dodd-Frank. These … Continue Reading


Senators Bolster Sanctions On Terrorists Using Human Shields

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) today, joined by Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Ed Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and David Perdue (R-GA), introduced the bipartisan STOP Using Human Shields Act. The bill imposes sanctions on those who use or facilitate the use of human shields, such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and ISIS. "America, Israel, and our other allies are engaged in a fight against radical Islamic ter… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Comments On Progress In US-EU Trade Talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's trade discussions with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: "The EU has opened the door to transition from a tariff discussion to substantive item-by-item negotiations about equal access. President Trump said job one was to grow our economy, and to do that we need to grow exports. Our trading partners are looking at the trade imbalances in a different light under President Trump. The long-term goal h… Continue Reading


WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Defense Bill Includes Key Items For Robins Air Force Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Middle Georgia leaders and defense experts are praising the final FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which provides continuity and certainty for JSTARS for the next 10 years, accelerates the development of the Advanced Battle Management System, and names Robins Air Force Base as the host base for this new platform for decades to come. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson: "We will safely maintain JSTARS as we transition the U.S. Air Force and Robins Air Force Ba… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Talks Trade On Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined David Westin on Bloomberg TV's Daybreak Americas to discuss trade and getting equal access to other markets. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: One Mission: "Rest assured, President Trump has one mission in mind, and that is to create a more level playing field for all of our industries here in the United States." Equal Access: "I just did a tour of my state with the Secretary of Agriculture and met a lot of far… Continue Reading


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


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


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

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