Press Releases

11.08.17

Senator David Perdue: We Have To Get Tax Done This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera on CNBC's Power Lunch about the importance of changing our tax code this year to provide relief for American workers, grow the economy, and make U.S. businesses more competitive. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Acting With Urgency: "The great news is the House got this process started. They've done a great job getting us to this point. The Senate has been working in parallel for the las… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Senator David Perdue: Historic Opportunity To Fix Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Senate Republicans, Senior Trump Administration officials, and grassroots leaders for an event to highlight the importance of changing our tax code this year to provide relief for American workers, grow the economy, and make U.S. businesses more competitive. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: U.S. Senator David Perdue: "We have an opportunity to deliver results and fundamentally change this tax code for th… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses President Trump’s Asia Trip On CNN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke with Alisyn Camerota on CNN's New Day about the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and President Trump's trip to Asia aimed at strengthening partnerships with these countries to denuclearize North Korea. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Answers From Air Force: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Texas, like they did in Nevada and earlier even… Continue Reading


11.06.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Confirmation Of President Trump’s Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the United States Senate's work to confirm President Trump's judicial nominees: "The United States Senate has been stalled by historic obstruction from Senate Democrats. Despite this partisan gridlock, we confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court earlier this year, and have since confirmed 15 judicial nominees, including eight judges to the powerful United States Circuit Courts. These judges will help shape the direction … Continue Reading


11.03.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Commanding General Of Fort Benning

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 Major General Eric Wesley, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning: To download a high-resolution photo, click here or on the image below. "I very much appreciate General Wesley's leadership and service to the women and men of Fort Benning, the U.S. Army, and our nation," said Senator Perdue. "It … Continue Reading


11.02.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Federal Reserve Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Banking Committee, comments on President Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve: "The next Fed Chair is walking into a very unique situation and one that I am very concerned about. This individual will not only be in charge of the complex process of unwinding a $4.5 trillion balance sheet, but also will have discretion to push back on a wide variety of job killing and onerous regulations on credit and … Continue Reading


11.02.17

Senator David Perdue: Iran Is Third Largest Diversity Lottery Visa Recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Laura Ingraham on Fox News Channel's The Ingraham Angle about how the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, would create a merit-based immigration system and eliminate the outdated Diversity Visa Lottery. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Merit-Based System: "President Trump called this out last year and I give him high marks. This year he is backing our RAISE Act that Tom Cotton and I … Continue Reading


11.01.17

Senator David Perdue: RAISE Act Eliminates Outdated Diversity Visa Lottery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on how the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, would eliminate the outdated Diversity Visa Lottery: "President Trump is right, the Diversity Visa Lottery Program is a problem and is plagued by fraud. Given these serious concerns, Senator Cotton and I have proposed eliminating this outdated program as part of the RAISE Act. While Senate Democrats originally created the Diversity Visa Lottery in 1990, many h… Continue Reading


10.27.17

Senators Call For Next Step In Holding Iran Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) was joined by Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Cory Gardner (R-CO), James Inhofe (R-OK), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Luther Strange (R-AL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jim Risch (R-ID), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and John Kennedy (R-LA) in sending a letter to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley requesting she call on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect Iranian military… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Senate’s Action To Protect American Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Banking Committee, comments on the Senate's action to stop a government agency from implementing a final rule that discourages consumers and companies from settling their differences outside of the courtroom: "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, calls itself a consumer advocate but its actions often indicate the opposite. This rule is a perfect example. It makes no sense for this federal agency to issue a regula… Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senator David Perdue Shares Business Perspective On Tax At Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Joshua Bolten, President and CEO of Business Roundtable, and Adam Michel of The Heritage Foundation about the benefits corporate tax changes will have on American workers and our economy. Click here to watch. Highlights: Growing The Economy: "The reason you want tax reform is to grow the economy. It's how you can ultimately solve the debt crisis longer term. Secondly, we have the lowest workforce participation rate in the last 3… Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senator David Perdue: Washington Has Got To Wake Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Budget Committee, comments on Washington's recent disaster relief package: "Washington has got to wake up. Our national debt hit $20 trillion a few weeks ago and no one blinked an eye. As a country we're losing the right to do the right thing. Washington's inability to get its financial house in order is causing us to lose the ability to pay for all the things we need to do. Four words not in Washington's vocabulary: 'We canno… Continue Reading


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

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