Press Releases

07.13.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Comment On Three Georgia Federal Judge Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statements regarding President Trump's announcement of his intent to nominate three Georgians to fill vacant federal judicial seats in Georgia's Middle and Northern districts. President Trump intends to nominate Tilman E. "Tripp" Self, III, of Macon, GA, to serve in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Self has served as the 83rd Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeal… Continue Reading


07.12.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses August Recess & President Trump’s Priorities On Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke with Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom about postponing the scheduled August state work period to make continued progress on President Trump's priorities. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Postponing State Work Period: "I applaud the Leader's decision to delay this. We had 10 senators actually put a letter together to encourage our caucus to stay in, and that's what we are do… Continue Reading


07.12.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Postponing August Recess On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's Mornings With Maria about postponing the scheduled August state work period, ending the Obamacare crisis, and tackling our country's debt crisis. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Focus On The People's Priorities: "I think Don Jr. was very open and honest. We've got three investigations under way right now. One in the House, one here in the Senate and … Continue Reading


07.11.17

Group of Senators Comment On August Recess Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Luther Strange (R-AL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) comment on Majority Leader McConnell's decision to cancel the first two weeks of the Senate's scheduled August state work period: "We are glad leadership took our concerns into consideration. It is time to get results for the American people." On June 30, … Continue Reading


07.11.17

ICYMI: CBS News Highlights Senator David Perdue’s Push For Working Through August Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Nancy Cordes on CBS News' This Morning about his effort to cancel or truncate the Senate's scheduled August state work period if meaningful progress has not been made on the following five priorities: fixing health care, funding the government, dealing with the debt ceiling, passing a budget resolution, and improving our tax code. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Acting On Priorities: "I can tell yo… Continue Reading


07.10.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue: Health Insurance Rate Increase Further Evidence Obamacare Failing, Replacement Needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) again highlighted the high costs facing Georgians under Obamacare, citing additional evidence that a replacement is urgently needed to give Americans affordable, accessible health care choices. Filings released by the Georgia Department of Insurance last week show that insurance carriers are seeking to increase rates for 2018, in some cases by more than 40 percent. These increases would come on top of an average 106 … Continue Reading


07.10.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Appointment Of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald As CDC Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the appointment of Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): "Dr. Fitzgerald has years of experience leading Georgia's Department of Public Health and decades of experience in the medical field. She will do a great job leading the CDC. We've seen the CDC play a critical role in combating viruses like Ebola and Zika, and it wil… Continue Reading


07.07.17

Senator David Perdue Recognized By U.S. Marine Corps At Historic Sunset Parade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was honored by the United States Marine Corps at a special Sunset Parade. Since September of 1956, the Marine Corps marching and musical units have been paying tribute to those whose "uncommon valor was a common virtue" by holding Sunset Parades in the shadow of the 32-foot high figures of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Click here or on the photo below to view t… Continue Reading


07.05.17

Senator David Perdue Joins Efforts To Grow U.S. Navy Fleet

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined thirteen other senators, led by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), in making it the policy of the United States to meet the U.S. Navy's requirement of 355 ships, needed to respond to military and humanitarian missions around the world. This guidance was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee last week. "Today… Continue Reading


07.03.17

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Shares Independence Day Message

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the below video message on America's 241st birthday: Click here to watch the video or on the photo below. Transcript: 241 years ago, democracy became the law of the land in the United States of America. Our founding mothers and fathers took a stand, and against all odds, they prevailed in the fight for our independence. They are true patriots and heroes. It's because of their courage that we today ha… Continue Reading


06.30.17

Group Of Senators Call For Cancellation Of August Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) was joined by U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Luther Strange (R-AL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), in asking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the Senate's scheduled August state work period if meaningful progress has not been made on the following five priorities: fixing health care, funding the government, dealing with… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Senator David Perdue Secures Numerous Priorities In Annual Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced the inclusion of nearly 30 of his provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. The NDAA will now go to the Senate floor for further consideration. The FY18 NDAA authorizes a base defense budget of $632 billion. In combination with the Trump Administration's request of $8 billion for other defense priorities, the NDAA supports a total defense budget… Continue Reading


06.28.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Praise Rollback Of Government Takeover Of Waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) praised Tuesday's announcement by the Trump administration that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take action to begin rolling back an ill-conceived regulation from the Obama administration known as "Waters of the United States." "This is great news for Georgia's farmers and our entire agriculture industry who are eager to see the rights returned to our states and local communities to oversee our land an… Continue Reading


06.26.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Court’s Action To Reinstate President Trump’s National Security Directive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reinstate much of President Trump's executive order to improve national security: "From day one, President Trump and his national security team took swift action to protect Americans by placing a temporary pause on admissions to the U.S. from countries that pose national security concerns. Today, the Supreme Court decided to allow President Trump's directive to be largely implemented and hear ap… Continue Reading


06.26.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On CBO Score Of Senate Health Care Discussion Draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) score for the Senate health care discussion draft: "When the CBO scored Obamacare in 2010, it overshot its projection of how many people would gain insurance by more than 12 million people. It's clear the CBO cannot predict the purchasing patterns for millions of Americans. Just like the House CBO score earlier this year, this bureaucratic analysis will do nothing to prevent Obamacare from fa… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Senate Health Care Discussion Draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Senate health care discussion draft: "After reviewing the initial working draft, I believe it includes many substantial fixes to our broken health care system. Obamacare is the law of the land and collapsing under its own weight, and now we are closer than ever before to delivering real relief to millions of Americans struggling under the current system. Obviously, this will not be the final bill, but I'm hopeful that we can re… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Senators Perdue, Shaheen, Bennet Act In Support Of Lebanon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) took action in support of Lebanon. On the heels of World Refugee Day, the senators introduced a bipartisan resolution acknowledging the burden Lebanon endures with the Syrian refugee crisis and highlighting the hurdles to long-term stability for Lebanon. The senators signaled the support of the United States for Lebanon's continued efforts to combat threats from ISIS and curb the influence of t… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Senator David Perdue Meets Georgia Congressional Award Gold Medal Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) met with The Congressional Award's Gold Medal recipients, Cristina Dalton, a student at The Westminster Schools, and Rachael Liu, an Archer High School student, and shared the experience on Facebook Live. Also receiving the award is Margaret Silliman, a student at The Westminster Schools. Click here to view the video or on the image below. To download a high-resolution image, click here. Rachael Liu, Senator Perdue, and Cristina Dalton "Co… Continue Reading


06.19.17

Senator David Perdue Guest Co-Hosts CNBC Squawk Box, Discusses President’s Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today guest co-hosted CNBC's Squawk Box and led a conversation about fixing health care, jumpstarting the economy, and breaking through Washington gridlock. During the show, Senator Perdue also interviewed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Current Crisis: "We've got three drivers of our debt over the next ten years. The current baseline budget says we're going to add $10 tril… Continue Reading


06.19.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Syria Conflict & Government Funding On Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Armed Services and Budget Committees, today spoke with Shannon Bream on Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom about recent developments in Syria and upcoming government funding deadlines. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Syria Conflict: Sending A Clear Message: "This is a way that sends a message not only to Russia but also to Bashar al-Assad. No more chemical weapons, and we're going to defend our people… Continue Reading

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