Press Releases

10.23.17

Senator David Perdue Talks RAISE Act With Fox News' Steve Hilton

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Steve Hilton on Fox News Channel's The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton about the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act and why it should be included in any solution to fix our country's immigration problems. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Getting Back On Track: "Our immigration system has gotten off track in the last 50 years. We've looked at best practices around the world to see wh… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Senator David Perdue: We’re One Step Closer To Getting Tax Done This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate moved one step closer to fixing our tax code this year: "Let's be very clear. This budget is a sham and the entire budget process is a fraud being perpetrated on the American people. Only four times in the past 43 years has the budget process fully worked to fund the government on time. The only reason we're even doing the budget like this is to ge… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Senators Pledge Support For Turning Senate On Full Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) was joined by Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Luther Strange (R-AL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and James Lankford (R-OK) in sending a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledging their full support to turn the Senate on full time, 24/7, for the remainder of the year to combat partisan obstruction and get results for the American people… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Senators Perdue, Whitehouse Force Senate To Acknowledge Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), both members of the Senate Budget Committee, made the following statement on their bipartisan amendment to the FY2018 budget: "Only four times in the past 43 years has this budget process actually funded the federal government. Finding common ground to develop a real budget should be a bipartisan effort, and that's why we're fighting to fix it." ### Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and i… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Protect Americans’ Credit History

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today took action to protect Americans' credit by simplifying the credit freezing process through the creation of a national credit freeze standard and limiting the exposure of consumers' social security numbers. Senator Perdue's bill, the Promoting Responsible Oversight of Transactions and Examinations of Credit Technology (PROTECT) Act of 2017, amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to allow national security freezes for the files and credit… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Senator David Perdue Works To Improve Airplane Safety For Passengers And Pilots

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) took action today to improve airline safety by streamlining requirements in the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA). PRIA instructs every airline to obtain the motor vehicle driving record of pilot applicants from the National Driver Register (NDR) before allowing that individual to begin their service as a pilot. The Pilot Records Improvement Enhancement Act of 2017 would simplify the hiring process for bot… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Senator David Perdue Talks Tax On CNBC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box about why the budget process is a sham and should be viewed as merely a way to fix our tax code this year. Click here to watch or click on the image below. A Total Sham: "Let's be very clear. This budget is a sham. It's a fraud that's been perpetrated for the last 43 years since the Budget Act of 1974. The only reason we're doing the budget like this, 18 days after the beginning of our fiscal year,… Continue Reading


10.17.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Rollback Of Obama-Era Agriculture Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rollback of two Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rules: "President Trump's rollback of these unnecessary rules is a win for Georgia's agriculture industry. This action also sends a clear signal that President Trump and Secretary Perdue are serious about undoing Obama-era regulations that place an undue burden on rural … Continue Reading


10.13.17

Senator David Perdue: Iran Deal Is Not In Our National Security Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's decision to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal and the Trump Administration's strategy to counter Iranian influence in the region: "President Trump is correct to decertify President Obama's dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal because it is not in our national security interests. In no circumstance can we allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and President Obama's deal laid out a road map for Iran to do just that. I appla… Continue Reading


10.12.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Move To Increase Access To Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's action today to provide Americans' relief from Obamacare: "President Trump has proven once again he is willing to take bold action, even when Congress won't. This action today will bring relief to the millions of Americans unable to obtain affordable health insurance because of Obamacare. This law is collapsing under its own weight and hurting millions of Americans. It needs to be fully repealed. In the meantim… Continue Reading


10.11.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Tax Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's tax speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: "President Trump did a great job making the case for eliminating our regressive repatriation tax. This is a tax on American workers. Today, there's almost $3 trillion in profits stuck overseas because of our archaic tax system. Companies want to bring these profits back home to the United States. We've got the best workers in the world. We've got the rule of law, innovation,… Continue Reading


10.10.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Repeal Of Regressive Energy Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Trump Administration's notice to repeal an Obama-era energy tax: "President Trump has taken on the boldest regulatory rollback since Reagan, and today's move to repeal President Obama's regressive energy tax is another major step in the right direction. It's refreshing that we finally have a President who is committed to growing the economy, championing American workers, and prioritizing our energy independence instead of a pol… Continue Reading


10.10.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Congratulate Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) congratulated three Augusta University students selected as recipients of the Department of Defense's Information Assurance Scholarship Program. Undergraduate students Jeremy Garcia and Stephanie Morris and graduate student Matthew Atkinson earned the scholarship, which is awarded to students specializing in information assurance, information technology and cybersecurity. In exchange for receiving a full-ride schola… Continue Reading


10.09.17

Senator David Perdue: President Trump’s Immigration Priorities Are Spot On

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the immigration priorities outlined by President Trump: "The immigration priorities President Trump has outlined are spot on. For years, we've needed to beef up border security, clear out the court backlogs, and crack down on cities blatantly ignoring current law. We have also been focused on the RAISE Act, which ends chain-migration and moves us to a merit-based system that meets the needs of our economy. Overall, the President ha… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Senator David Perdue: This So Called-Budget Should Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on the budget resolution passed by the Committee today: "This so called-budget should be taken with a grain of salt. It's not being used as a budgetary tool to control spending because these budgets are resolutions, not laws. I've been saying this for two years: the entire budget process is broken. There is no better example of this problem than what we're doing now. The only reason we are doi… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Senator David Perdue Introduces Middle Georgia Federal Judge Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced President Trump's nominee to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Tilman Eugene "Tripp" Self III, in his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Click here or on the image below to watch. Click here to download photos. Transcript: "It's my high honor today to introduce an outstanding Georgian who has been nominated by the President to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middl… Continue Reading


09.29.17

ICYMI: Senator David Perdue Discusses Tax Priorities With Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss President Trump's efforts to overhaul the tax code to help middle-class families and make America more competitive. Click here to listen to the interview. Highlights: Compete Globally: "President Trump is trying to focus on competitiveness, and that's what we've taken for granted for all these years. We've got to get the corporate rate down to 15 to 20% because the rest of the world averages 22%. We'v… Continue Reading


09.29.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Georgia National Blue Ribbon Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today honored nine Georgia schools, ranging from elementary to high school, that received a National Blue Ribbon School designation by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The following Georgia schools received the designation: Cumming - Big Creek Elementary School Cumming - Brookwood … Continue Reading


09.29.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Valdosta State University President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) met with Valdosta State University President, Dr. Richard Carvajal. To download a photo, click here or on the image below. "Valdosta State University is providing students with the tools they need to excel in their careers," said Senator Perdue. "Through research, service projects, and hands-on learning, Valdosta State is actively working to solve rural health care challenges, stimulate economic development, and support small businesses. Dr… Continue Reading


09.29.17

Senator David Perdue Meets Georgia Principal Of The Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) met with 2018 Georgia Principal of the Year, Dr. Tommy Welch of Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia. Dr. Welch is one of three finalists for 2018 National Principal of the Year. To download photos, click here or on the image below. "Both of my parents were school teachers and education is something very dear to me," said Senator Perdue. "Under Dr. Welch's leadership, Meadowcreek High School's graduation rates have skyrocketed and … Continue Reading

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