Press Releases

09.12.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight to Protect Critical Surveillance Aircraft

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced an amendment to the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) is maintained as a national defense priority. The amendment would prohibit the use of funds by the U.S. Air Force to prematurely retire the E-8 JSTARS aircraft, based out of Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia, while ensuring that the Air… Continue Reading


09.12.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Hurricane Irma & Tax Priorities On CNBC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box about Hurricane Irma's impact on Georgia and President Trump's efforts to overhaul the tax code to help middle-class families and make America more competitive. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Responding To Hurricane Irma: "We had a big storm. There was an 11-foot surge in Savannah because it hit at high tide yesterday. Georgia's digging out today. As I was evacuating over the we… Continue Reading


09.11.17

Senator David Perdue: The Stories Of Heroism And Faith Will Not Be Forgotten

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: "Even sixteen years after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, the stories of heroism and faith will not be forgotten. Out of one of the darkest days in our country's history came the spirit of American resolve and resilience. These ruthless attacks meant to cripple us as a nation and shake our foundation only united us and made us stronger. Today, the world is … Continue Reading


09.11.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Hurricane Irma Preparation Efforts In Georgia

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the ongoing Hurricane Irma preparation efforts in Georgia: "I join all Georgians in applauding the ongoing efforts of our first responders, state and local government officials, and emergency volunteers. Across the state, we have seen Georgians come together and help others as we brace for this dangerous storm. Currently, folks across the state have turned their churches, schools, and community centers into shelters to assist not only G… Continue Reading


09.08.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Nomination Of Georgian Bobby Christine To U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the announcement by President Trump of his intent to nominate Bobby L. Christine of Evans, Georgia, to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Christine was appointed in 2012 to serve as State Judge Advocate for the Georgia National Guard. While also practicing as a litigator at his private firm, Christine and Evans, he has served as a part-time Judge of Magistrate Court for Columbia Co… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Senator David Perdue: Congress Must Get Its Financial House In Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor after supporting President Trump's bipartisan deal to provide relief for Hurricane Harvey victims and highlighted how Washington's refusal to deal with the broken budget process got us into this debt crisis. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Hurricane Harvey: "Our hearts go out to the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. I relate to this personally because just last year, almost exactl… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue: Take Hurricane Irma Threat Seriously

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today urged Georgians to take seriously the threat posed by Hurricane Irma. Governor Nathan Deal expanded the state of emergency on Thursday to 30 Georgia counties that could potentially be impacted by the storm: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, S… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Comment On Georgia Federal Judge Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statements regarding President Trump's announcement of his intent to nominate two Georgians to fill vacant federal judicial seats on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Southern District of Georgia. President Trump intends to nominate Judge Elizabeth L. "Lisa" Branch, of Atlanta, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. Branch has served as the 77th Judge on … Continue Reading


09.06.17

Senator David Perdue: Making America More Competitive Is A Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on President Trump's speech on tax reform in North Dakota: "President Trump is right that a top priority when it comes to fixing our tax system is to make American businesses more competitive with the rest of the world. We've got to lower our corporate tax rate. We also have several trillion dollars stuck overseas in U.S. profits because of our repatriation tax. Getting rid of that archaic tax… Continue Reading


09.06.17

Senator David Perdue: August 2017 In Photos

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue shared a behind the scenes look at some of his travels throughout Georgia during the Senate's state work period. Download the full gallery here. 1. Savannah - Meeting with law enforcement officers at the Peace Officers Association of Georgia's annual conference. 2. Atlanta - Discussing the importance of American investment and diplomacy around the world at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. 3. Blairsville - Speaking to the Blairsville-Union Coun… Continue Reading


09.05.17

Senator David Perdue: The RAISE Act Should Be Part Of Congress’ Immigration Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "President Obama acted outside of his constitutional authority when he unilaterally changed our immigration laws through executive order. It is clear President Trump and Attorney General Sessions are committed to tackling the problems with our broken immigration system. Moving forward, it is imperative that any immigration proposals conside… Continue Reading


08.30.17

Senator David Perdue: Failure To Deliver On Tax Is Not An Option

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on President Trump's speech on tax reform: "President Trump's comments today are spot on. Thanks to American voters, we now have the opportunity to create a new tax system that is fairer for everyone and makes our country competitive again. The clock is ticking. There are only 61 session days until the end of the year to pass a plan that eliminates the repatriation tax, lowers the corporate ta… Continue Reading


08.28.17

Senator David Perdue Stresses Importance Of American Global Leadership

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue joined General Richard E. Hawley and Michael Goltzman at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition to discuss the importance of American investment and diplomacy around the world. To download photos, click here or on the image below. (From left to right: Michael Goltzman, Senator Perdue, General Richard E. Hawley, Liz Schrayer) "As we work to combat a myriad of threats around the world, we must continue America's role as a global humanitarian leader," said… Continue Reading


08.25.17

Senator David Perdue Addresses Blairsville-Union County Chamber Of Commerce

BLAIRSVILLE, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue joined the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce to discuss issues that matter to the business community, including the debt crisis, tax reform, health care, and regulatory rollbacks. To download photos, click here or on the image below. "Georgia is one of the top places to do business," said Senator Perdue. "We have a balanced budget law and low tax burdens that allow our businesses to thrive. The business-friendly climate is evident as … Continue Reading


08.24.17

Senator David Perdue Addresses Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue joined the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber to discuss issues that matter to the business community, including tax reform, health care, infrastructure, and regulatory rollbacks. To download photos, click here or on the image below. To download b-roll, click here. "It's no secret Georgia is the best state to do business, and our state chambers deserve much credit for this success," said Senator Perdue. "In order for Georgia to continue benefiting from pr… Continue Reading


08.24.17

Senator David Perdue Addresses Peace Officers Association Of Georgia

SAVANNAH, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue addressed hundreds of law enforcement officers at the Peace Officers Association of Georgia 2017 Annual Training Conference. To download photos, click here or on the image below. "Every day officers across Georgia put their lives on the line to protect our communities and all Georgians," said Senator Perdue. "At this time, our nation's police forces need the support of all Americans in their mission to protect and serve. I join all Georgians in thanki… Continue Reading


08.22.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Visit To Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's visit to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Yuma, Arizona: "The American people elected President Trump because he shares our sense of urgency in securing our border to protect our country. After years of careless immigration policies and leaders who have turned a blind eye to the chaos at our southern border, it's reassuring we now have a President who treats illegal immigration like the national … Continue Reading


08.21.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Path Forward In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on President Trump's path forward for American involvement in Afghanistan: "President Trump and Secretary Mattis outlined a clear way forward for American involvement in Afghanistan. This is welcome news for our troops, our Afghan partners, and our allies working hard to eradicate terrorism and create stability. Due to weak leadership and arbitrary restrictions of President Obama's Adm… Continue Reading


08.15.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Efforts To Protect Intellectual Property

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's directive to investigate China's intellectual property laws to determine their impact on U.S. commerce: "I fully support President Trump's efforts to protect America's interests and engage our largest trade partner, China, on issues like intellectual property. Having lived and worked in Asia, I understand the importance of protecting intellectual property rights wherever they originate. Intellectual property has a… Continue Reading


08.09.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses RAISE Act On Various Radio Shows

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator David Perdue (R-GA) recently discussed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, which would create a skills-based immigration system to make America more competitive, raise wages for American workers, and better meet the needs of our economy, on various radio shows. Attract the Best and Brightest: "For America to continue to be the economic leader, we've got to continue to be the innovator and we've got to continue to attract the best and… Continue Reading

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