Press Releases

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


09.28.17

Senators Perdue, McCaskill Team Up To Fix Financial Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are working together to provide regional banks with regulatory relief from a burdensome Dodd-Frank financial regulation that restricts their ability to lend to consumers and businesses in their communities. "Regional banks offer a lifeline to small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to create jobs," said Senator Perdue. "Dodd-Frank overregulated these banks by placing them into the same category as huge banks w… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Senator David Perdue: “We Need A Sense Of Urgency Like Never Before”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor about President Trump's tax framework and why we must change the tax code this year. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Delivering For American Workers: "I've lived around the world. I've run businesses. I started my career working on an hourly wage in construction. I understand that America, and I can say this with authority, has some of the best workers anywhere in the world and in the history of th… Continue Reading


09.27.17

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: "President Trump said job one is to grow the economy and the goals he outlined today are guaranteed to make that happen. President Trump and I both come from the business world. We have spent years working and competing globally. Changing our tax code will make us competitive again. We have to lower the corporate rate, eliminate the repatriation tax, and simplify the individual code. Implementing these… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Historic Opportunity To Fix Tax Structure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the tax reform framework released today by the two Congressional tax writing committees: "This is a historic opportunity to defend American workers against unfair competition. Other countries have already lowered their corporate tax rate and eliminated their repatriation taxes. Our current tax system penalizes American workers and we have to change that now. It's time to simplify the archaic, 100-year-old individual tax structure a… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses President Trump’s Tax Plan On Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with David Westin on Bloomberg TV's Daybreak about 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. Working Together: "The Senate Finance Committee has been working with President Trump and White House staff for nine months. We've been kept very informed on this. I am very excited about this. President Trump is moving t… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Senator David Perdue: What Happened Today In Washington Was A Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Senate's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "What happened today in Washington was a failure. Let's be clear, Obamacare was perpetrated on the American people by a Democratic supermajority and is collapsing under its own weight. Premiums have skyrocketed and middle-class American families cannot afford health insurance or have been priced out of the individual market. Georgians and Americans are fed up, and they should be.… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Tax Priorities On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's Mornings With Maria about President Trump's efforts to overhaul the tax code to help middle-class families and make America more competitive. Click here to watch or on the image below. Acting on Tax: "The first thing is to get this tax bill that the President wants passed. The reason we need this tax package is to get the economy growing again and to put people back to work." Driving A… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Senator David Perdue Joins Congressional HBCU Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announced his membership in the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus. Click here or on the image below to download a photo. Senator Perdue and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College "Georgia is home to 10 fantastic HBCUs that play an important role in educating America's next leaders," said Senator Perdue. "I'm excited to join the Bipartisan Congress… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Army Secretary Nominee, Dr. Mark Esper

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after meeting with Dr. Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Army: To download a high-resolution photo, click here or on the image below. "Dr. Mark Esper's business experience paired with his military service makes him a great choice to fill this critical post within the Department of Defense," said Senator Perdue. "Serving as the … Continue Reading


09.22.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Expanded Sanctions Against North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on President Trump's bold action to impose additional sanctions against North Korea: "President Trump was very clear to world leaders at the United Nations that he would do whatever necessary to reign in the deranged regime of Kim Jong-un. It didn't take long for President Trump to follow through and take strong action to hold North Korea accountable for its dangerous behavior. Today, … Continue Reading


09.21.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Immigration & Health Care With Laura Ingraham

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Laura Ingraham Show to discuss President Trump's address at the United Nations General Assembly meeting, health care, and why the RAISE Act should be included in any Congressional solution to fix our country's immigration problems. Click here to listen to the interview. Leading Again: "President Trump is reengaging with the rest of the world. He's doing two things: One, he's telling our allies that we're going to be there for the… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Senator David Perdue Introduces Georgia Federal Judge Nominees in Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced President Trump's nominees for two judicial vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, William M. "Billy" Ray, II, of Grayson, Georgia, and Michael L. Brown, of Atlanta, Georgia, in their Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: "It is my high honor to be here today to introduce two outstanding individuals who have been nominated by Pr… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s United Nations Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on President Trump's address at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting: "American leadership is needed now, more than ever. The world is more dangerous than any time in my lifetime, and I am glad to see President Trump and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley aggressively taking on these challenges at the United Nations to get better results. President Trump was very clear that improving ac… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Passage Of Annual Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to prioritize troop readiness, expedite an audit of the Department of Defense, and increase service member pay in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which included 30 of Senator Perdue's priorities. "Over the last 30 years, Washington has disinvested in our military and we are seeing the dangerous impact of this decision," said Senator Perdue. "This year's… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Senator David Perdue On Fox News: Immigration Solution Should Include RAISE Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with ‎Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy, and Pete Hegseth on Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends 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. Bipartisan Solution: "I applaud President Trump for reaching out. There is going to have to be a bipartisan solution to DACA. We… Continue Reading


09.15.17

Senator David Perdue Interviews Blue Ridge Student In Senate Page Program On Facebook Live

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) interviewed Evelyn Doss, a high school junior from Blue Ridge, Georgia, about her experience in the U.S. Senate Page Program on Facebook Live. To view the interview, click here or on the image below. Click here to download a high-resolution photo. "Congratulations to Evelyn and her family on her acceptance into the Senate Page Program," said Senator Perdue. "As an impressive young leader in her school and community, Evelyn has certainly ear… Continue Reading

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