Press Releases

08.12.20

Senator David Perdue Highlights PPP Success Story In Valdosta

VALDOSTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today visited Friends Grille & Bar in Valdosta, Georgia, to hear how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has helped the restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Perdue met with Friends Grille owners Chris Manwell and Randy DeCoudres, who also own two other restaurants in Valdosta. When the economy shut down, about 75% of their staff was laid off across the three restaurants. Because of PPP, Manwell and DeCoudres were able to offer al… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Senator David Perdue Visits Moody Air Force Base

VALDOSTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today visited Moody Air Force Base to receive an update on base operations. Senator Perdue met with 23rd Wing Vice Commander Colonel Benjamin Conde, 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing Commanding Officer Colonel Danielle Willis, and Colonel Gerald Ferdinand of the 81st Fighter Squadron. "Georgia's nine military installations are not only important to our national defense strategy, but they also suppor… Continue Reading


08.11.20

Senator David Perdue Joins Georgia Chamber Congressional Luncheon

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perduetoday joined the Georgia Chamber's all-virtual annual Congressional Luncheon for a discussion on resiliency and recovery of the economy at the federal level. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Big Success: "We knew we had to do something to help small businesses because they just didn't have a lot of reserve to get through the first few months. The relief provided by Congress, which included the CARES Act, had several different phas… Continue Reading


08.11.20

Senator David Perdue Meets With Robins Air Force Base Leadership

MACON, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today visited 'Robins North' to welcome the new Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Commander, Brigadier General Jennifer Hammerstedt, back to Middle Georgia and receive a briefing on maintenance and training operations. The Senator's wife, Mrs. Bonnie Perdue, met with military spouses to discuss housing, education, and spouse employment initiatives. Click here or on the image below to download photo… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Senator David Perdue Highlights New COVID-19 Testing Available To Georgians

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) highlighted the continued success of the bipartisan CARES Act, which provided $260 million in federal funding to increase COVID-19 testing capacity in Georgia. Earlier today, Governor Kemp and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams announced the opening of a new mega-testing site near the Atlanta Airport. "Testing is a critical tool as we continue to defeat this virus," said Senator Perdue. "The CARES Act has helped Georgia quickly expand its testing ca… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Senator Perdue’s Field Representative Receives U.S. Army Award

COLUMBUS, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) West Central Georgia Field Representative, Kathy Burns, recently was awarded the U.S. Army's Meritorious Public Service Medal for her service to the Fort Benning community. One of the Army's highest civilian honors, the medal was presented by Major General Gary M. Brito ahead of the installation's change of command. As a military spouse herself, Kathy has a special connection with Georgia's military families. She works closely with Senator Perd… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Senator David Perdue On Rebuilding Our Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss this year's defense bill and his efforts to help students and teachers safely return to the classroom or virtually learn until the time is right. Click here or on the image below to listen. Highlights: Democrats Decimated Readiness: "Georgia is very important to our military and our national defense. The last two Democratic presidents reduced spending in the military by 25%. We saw what Obama and B… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Perdue, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Establish Subnational Diplomacy, Counter China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week introduced legislation to establish an Office at the U.S. State Department to coordinate policy and programs to help mayors and governors engage with their foreign counterparts and solidify a subnational diplomacy structure within the federal government. The City and State Diplomacy Act would codify the Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator David Perdue: “Allies Are The Answer With China”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China's rising global influence in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Click here or on the image below to watch the exchange. On Getting China Wrong Senator Perdue: "For the last 50 years, with all good intentions, we got China wrong. I think there's a general awakening to that on both sides. I would like to quote some of your comments: 'Securing our freedoms from the… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Senator David Perdue Statement On Herman Cain

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of Herman Cain: "Bonnie and I are devastated to learn of the passing of one of our closest friends, Herman Cain. Guided by faith, Herman grew up humbly and went on to become an accomplished business leader. He lived the American dream and aspired to share his success with others. Herman's love for our country was unmatched, and he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with Gloria and their family, and all of Herman's frien… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Senator Perdue: Our Goal Is To Eventually Get Kids Back To School Safely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the introduction of the SCHOOL Act, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following video message. Click here or on the image below to watch. Click here to download additional photos. Click here to download b-roll video. Transcript: Hi, I'm David Perdue, the senior United States Senator from Georgia. Parents, teachers, and students are understandably anxious about going back to the classroom in this current environment. Our goal is to eventually get ki… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Senator David Perdue Pushes Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congressional leadership to include the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act in the next coronavirus relief package. The bipartisan, bicameral bill was introduced earlier this year to strengthen our national response to the pandemic and has received strong support from our nation's medical community. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act currently has 37 sponsors in the Senate an… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor in honor of Congressman John Lewis. Following his remarks, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution Perdue introduced to commemorate the life of the late Congressman. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Embodiment Of Greatness: "Throughout all of human history, in every generation, there are a handful of people who rise to the level of greatness. Despite adversity, danger, and sometime… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Senator David Perdue Mourns Loss Of John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today attended the arrival ceremony for the late Congressman John Lewis at the U.S. Capitol. Congressman Lewis will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol through Tuesday. "In every generation, there are a handful of people who rise to the level of greatness. John Lewis was one of those people," said Senator Perdue. "He helped lead this country through some of the most tumultuous times in our history. Against all odds, John showed the world how to… Continue Reading


07.24.20

Bipartisan Group Of Members Urge Congress To Address Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) yesterday led a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to include the bipartisan, bicameral Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act in the next coronavirus relief package. This legislation was introduced earlier this year to strengthen our national response to the pandemic and has received strong support from our nation's medical community. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act currently has 36 sponsors in the Sen… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Senate Passes Critical Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, supported Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. "The last two Democratic presidents reduced military spending by 25 percent as a share of the economy. Clinton did it, and Obama/Biden did it. Working with President Trump, we are now rebuilding our military after years of disinvestment. We've brought new missions to Georgia's bases and supported our… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Senator David Perdue Talks To Georgia’s School Superintendent & Local School Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Georgia's School Superintendent Richard Woods along with other local education leaders across the state to hear about current plans to begin the upcoming school year. The discussion included Dr. Mark Scott, Superintendent of Houston County Schools, Dr. Curtis Jones, Superintendent of Bibb County Schools and 2019 National Superintendent of the Year, and Kerensa Wing, Principal of Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County and 2020 N… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue: Our Priority Is Protecting Kids & Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour to discuss his proposal to help schools safely reopen and additional COVID-19 relief being discussed in Congress. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Reopening Schools: "I know it's a very tough decision by local administrators. I believe the best decisions are made by the local parents, teachers, and administrators, and so does President Trump. I've just been on the phone with super… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue On Safely Reopening Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Trace Gallagher on The Daily Briefing to discuss his plan to help schools safely reopen. The SCHOOL Act will help K-12 schools effectively prepare reopening plans, share best practices, streamline data transparency, and connect with health care professionals for additional support. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Local Level: "The best decisions are made at the local level between the parents, teachers, and ad… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue Leads U.S. Senate In Honoring John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today led a Senate wide resolution commemorating the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis. Read the text of the resolution here or below. Whereas the Senate mourns the loss of John Lewis, a titan in the struggle for civil rights and equality for all races, and commemorates his life and accomplishments; Whereas John Lewis was born during the era of Jim Crow in a segregated community in which racism and discrimination ran rampant; Where… Continue Reading

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