Press Releases

04.07.17

Senator David Perdue: Time For Assad To Go

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today appeared on BloombergTV to discuss last night's U.S. airstrike in Syria. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights Measured Response: "I cannot applaud President Trump more. This was a measured, proportional response and I think it was decisive. It is exactly what people around the world have been calling for the last few years. The heads of state I have met with over the last two years as a former member of the Se… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Confirmation Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court: "Judge Gorsuch is an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution, and the best person to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia," said Senator Perdue. "I was honored and proud to vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch, and I am certain he will continue to show rema… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on U.S. military airstrikes in Syria: "Assad is a tyrant and his chemical weapon attack against innocent civilians this week was beyond inhumane. This will not be tolerated. After six years of inaction by the Obama Administration, I am glad to see that President Trump is willing to stand up for these innocent victims and stop those responsible for this violence. I commend our brave ser… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Senator David Perdue Floor Speech On Confirming Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke in support of Judge Neil Gorsuch during debate of his confirmation to be the next Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court: Click here to watch or click on the image below. Never Before: Never before in United States history has a purely partisan filibuster killed a Supreme Court nomination. Never before, in the history of our country, has a partisan filibuster killed a District Judge nomination. Never before, and until 2… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Democrats Attempt To Block Vote On Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) commented on Senate Democrats attempt to block debate and an up-or-down vote on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Judge Gorsuch is a principled jurist who is steadfast in his commitment to defending the Constitution. Democrats have agreed, and they confirmed Judge Gorsuch without objection in 2006. That's why it is ridiculous Democrats today put self-interest and party-interest ahead of the nation's interest. Republicans this year have… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Georgians Urge Vote On Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several Georgia editorial boards have urged the U.S. Senate to vote on President Trump's nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Here's what they are saying: "But the tit-for-tat politics that have become standard operating procedure inside the Beltway are heading to a new level, one that may, once again, prove how short-sided our elected leaders can be. No nominee selected by President Trump is going to make liberals happy, just as no nominee made b… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Swift Response To I-85 Bridge Collapse In Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today commented on the I-85 bridge collapse in Georgia and the ongoing recovery efforts: "We appreciate the swift action taken by Governor Deal and our state officials, local first responders and community volunteers during this very difficult disruption," said Senator Isakson. "In addition, President Trump and his administration stepped in immediately to offer assistance to Georgia and help make sure initial recover… Continue Reading


04.03.17

Senator David Perdue: Pentagon’s 148-Day Hiring Process Impacting Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week asked the Air Force about the Pentagon's bureaucratic 148-day hiring process for civilians and the negative impact it is having on the military's ability to on-board qualified candidates. Click here to watch the exchange or click on the image below. Senator Perdue: Sir, when you're identifying and retaining somebody, and this is true in busin… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Agriculture Committee Confirmation Of Governor Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Agriculture Committee's vote of support for his first cousin, former Georgia Governor, George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. "As I've said since the night of his nomination, Sonny is the most qualified person to be the Secretary of Agriculture," said Senator Perdue. "I am pleased to see such broad bipartisan support from the members of the Agriculture Committee." "Given my relations… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senator David Perdue Urges Vote On Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and urged Democrats to not filibuster this critical appointment. Click here to watch or on the photo below. Transcript: "I rise today to speak about one of the greatest honors and privileges we enjoy here in the United States Senate. As outlined in Article II, Section II of the Constitution, one of the real honors of serving here in the United States Senate is the opportuni… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Augusta University President, Dr. Brooks Keel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today met with Augusta University President, Dr. Brooks A. Keel: "Dr. Keel and his team at Augusta University are committed to preparing their students for the real world," said Senator Perdue. "The university's research center develops courses to meet the needs of our country's cybersecurity workforce, and has created impressive programs to equip students with the tools they need to be successful. I fully support Augusta University's criti… Continue Reading


03.28.17

Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s Clean Power Plan Roll Back

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds President Trump for dismantling Obama-era regulations on coal-fired power plants: "Under his watch, President Obama tried to kill the coal industry and, in doing so, disrupted several key industries integral to our economic growth. This is not the case anymore. President Trump has said job one is getting our economy going and he has made it a priority to champion American workers. From approving the Keystone Pipeline to eliminating th… Continue Reading


03.28.17

Senators Send Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Urging End to Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' Policies

WASHINGTON, DC - Today Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and nine of his colleagues on the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin expressing strong support for the Department of the Treasury to use all tools available to end the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' policies and to ensure taxpayers are not responsible for any new bailouts. Among its many flaws, Dodd-Frank enshrined 'Too Big To Fail' as an official policy by creating a … Continue Reading


03.24.17

Senator David Perdue On Keystone Pipeline Permit Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Keystone Pipeline permit: "It's encouraging to see President Trump make building the Keystone Pipeline a priority. This is especially encouraging given that President Obama vetoed the project even when it had support from Democrats and Republicans. President Trump has said job one is getting our economy going, and this approval is a perfect example of the President getting results." ### Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 5… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Senator David Perdue On Confirmation Of Ambassador To Israel, David Friedman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm David Friedman as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. "David Friedman has the skills and experience to represent the United States in one of the most complex regions in the world. Furthermore, he has assured us it will be his priority to reassure our ally that the Obama Administration's abandonment of Israel at the United Nations will not stand. I look forward to working with Ambassador Friedman and the Trump Administration t… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Senator David Perdue Opening Statement For Governor Sonny Perdue’s Agriculture Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke in support of his first cousin, former Georgia Governor George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, during his confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Click here to watch the opening statement or the photo below. Transcript: "As it has been stated, Governor Perdue and I are first cousins. We grew up together. We have a strong family. It is an extended family. I've known … Continue Reading


03.22.17

Senator David Perdue Highlights President Trump’s First 50 Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined the "Halftime Report" hosted by The Washington Post to discuss President Trump's policy priorities during his first 50 days in office. Setting Priorities: "Job one is growing the economy. Obamacare is a campaign promise and one of the first priorities in the agenda, but you've also got to pull back on regulations…The Senate is using Congressional Review Acts, along with the House, to undo some of the rules that were put i… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduce Legislation To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Economic Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Jon Tester (D-MT) today introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize the economic accomplishments of the U.S.-Israel economic partnership and support new agreements for collaboration across a variety of sectors within the technology sphere. Since the signing of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement, Israel has become one of our country's most dynamic economic collaborators in the Middle East and … Continue Reading


03.16.17

Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Budget Committee, commented on President Trump's budget blueprint: "Over the past 16 years, government spending exploded from 2.4 trillion to 3.9 trillion in constant dollars. For this $1.5 trillion in new spending, what did the American people get? A debt crisis, a global security crisis, and a government so overgrown that our national priorities were put on the backburner. "President Trump has years of experience managing l… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Revamp Cybersecurity Scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), along with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), last week introduced the bipartisan DoD Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017 to reinvigorate an existing DoD scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in cybersecurity fields who commit to working in a cybersecurity position at DoD upon graduation. "In the face of ever-evolving attacks from our adversaries, we must strengthen our cyber defense capabilities and support… Continue Reading

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