Press Releases

02.27.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's budget blueprint for federal agencies: "After my first two years in the Senate and after over 40 years in business, it's clear Washington's entire approach to budgeting is broken. Just look at the results, our country is nearly $20 trillion in debt. "Setting clear spending priorities is a good first step, but let's be realistic, there is … Continue Reading


02.22.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Health Care With Georgians

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today met with Georgia doctors and health care professionals to discuss ways to improve our country's health care system to make it more accessible and affordable for Georgians: Senator Perdue meets with physicians and health care leaders from the Atlanta area, some of which include Dr. William Cooper, Vice-Chair of WellStar Medical Group; Dr. Julianne Adams, President of the Atlanta Medical Association; Dr. William Cleveland, Southwest Atlanta… Continue Reading


02.22.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Agency To Work With Administration To Protect National Security, Military Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently joined several of their Senate colleagues in a letter urging the Office of Personnel Management to work with the Trump Administration to remedy potential unintended consequences of the recently announced federal hiring freeze for our nation's security. The senators urged the Office of Personnel Management to update their guidance to the U.S. Department of Defense on how the Pentagon should carry out the execu… Continue Reading


02.21.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump's selection of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster for National Security Advisor: "Lieutenant General McMaster is a decorated combat veteran who possesses the skill set needed to fight radical terrorism and extremism around the world. He also served as Commanding General of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning and has seen firs… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Senator David Perdue Announces Agriculture Subcommittee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced his subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress on the Senate Agriculture Committee: Chairman of Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security; Nutrition, Agriculture Research, and Specialty Crops; and Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade. "Agriculture is Georgia's biggest industry," said Senator Perdue. "It's humbling to represent our farm families and agricultural traditions through this committee. Out-of-control regu… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "Scott Pruitt will return some sanity to the EPA, which over the past eight years has overzealously issued thousands of regulations with little environmental benefit all while ignoring the high economic cost. He understands the importance of protecting our country's natural resou… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Senator David Perdue Voices Concern With Border-Adjustment Tax on Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress, joined members of the business community by expressing concerns with the proposed border-adjustment tax on Fox Business Network. Click here to watch or click on the image below. "This border-adjustment tax would actually would pick winners and losers in our manufacturing base here in the United States at exactly the time we don't need to be doing this." Background: Senator Perdue recently spoke on th… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue: New Brigade Coming to Fort Benning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced the U.S. Army will locate a new Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Benning, bringing approximately 500 new troops to the Columbus area by October 2017. Today's announcement is the first of a total of six newly planned security force missions by the U.S. Army. The news comes on the heels of last week's announcement that the U.S. Army would locate two new missions at Fort Benning that would bring… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Budget Director, Congressman Mick Mulvaney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today voted to confirm Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05) as Director of the Office of Budget and Management: "With nearly $20 trillion in debt, folks can no longer be just defense hawks or just debt hawks because the debt is one of the greatest threats to our national security. Congressman Mulvaney gets this, and he has spent years studying our country's finances and pushing Congress to cut excess sp… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Senator David Perdue: Trust The Free Enterprise System To Grow Our Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor to build consensus around conservative tax policy changes that will help unleash economic growth. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Transcript: Trust The Free Enterprise System: "For too long, the strength of our economy has been held down by politicians here in Washington and the unintended consequences that occur when they try to interfere with the free enterprise system. It's time to trust… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Douglasville Student Advocating For Special Olympics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today met with Michael Holland, a Douglasville student, who came to Washington to share more about the Special Olympics in Georgia and across the country. "Michael is a great young leader and it was inspiring to hear his first-hand account about the real impact of the Special Olympics on our communities," said Senator Perdue. "As the son of two school teachers, literacy and education are two areas that have always been close to my heart. Mic… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Hold Consumer Agency Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), John Boozman (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Accountability Act of 2017 to make the bureau accountable to the American people by bring… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Vote To Protect Second Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to protect the Second Amendment rights of American citizens by halting an Obama Administration rule that requires the Social Security Administration to report the information of some beneficiaries to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), essentially adding them to a list of those who are prohibited from purchasing a gun. "It is essential to ensure that the Social Security Administr… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Senators Urge Secretary Mnuchin To Execute Full Extent Of Sanctions Against North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) in urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to execute the full extent of financial sanctions and targeted financial measures against North Korea allowed under current law. The senators' letter was also signed by U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Pat Toomey (R-PA). "Today, it is reported that Kim Jong-un may be able to strike the West Coast of the United… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Small Business Administrator, Linda McMahon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee to lead the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon: "Small businesses are the engine for job creation right now in this economic turnaround. Linda McMahon has created jobs and managed a successful business. She understands that too much government intrusion can directly impact a business' ability to grow. I'm glad to see another business ow… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Veterans Affairs Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin: "Over the past five years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short in its commitment to our veterans. This is totally unacceptable. Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country and this must never be overlooked or forgotten. Dr. Shulkin understands the… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin: "We are well past the tipping point in this debt crisis and both political parties are to blame so I was glad to see President Trump nominate someone from outside of Washington to help fix our country's financial problems. Steve Mnuchin has a deep understanding of economic policies… Continue Reading


02.10.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the U. S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "After meeting with Judge Gorsuch, it is abundantly clear that he is a principled jurist who will put the Constitution, and the rights of all Americans, at the forefront of any decision he makes. We discussed our country's Founding Principles of economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited gov… Continue Reading


02.09.17

Senator David Perdue Urges Senate To Confirm Dr. Tom Price Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor about the upcoming confirmation vote on President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Transcript: "I rise tonight to support the confirmation of my friend, fellow Georgian, and our next Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Tom Price. I've known Dr. Price personally and worked with him for quite some time. … Continue Reading


02.09.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Announce Additional Troops, Missions Coming To Fort Benning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the decision by the U.S. Army to locate two new missions at Fort Benning that would bring 85 positions to Columbus, Georgia, with room for additional significant growth. "Fort Benning is well positioned to accept these two new missions, and our Columbus community stands ready to welcome with open arms the military personnel and their families who will carry out those missions," said Senator Isakson. "… Continue Reading

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