Press Releases

07.25.17

Senator David Perdue: This Failed System Isn’t Going To Fix Itself

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Senate's vote to continue the process of repealing Obamacare: "Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight and soon the very people who need help the most will lose their insurance. In Georgia, 96 of 159 counties only have one health care provider leaving consumers with no choice. Premiums have risen more than 105% because of Obamacare making healthcare unaffordable for so many Georgians who need it most. To make matters worse… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Senator David Perdue Takes To Senate Floor To Combat Democrat Misinformation On Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke at 11:00 PM last night after presiding over the Senate floor, to combat Democrat's continued stream of misinformation on the damaging effects of Obamacare and why the Senate must act now to fix the failing health care system. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Setting The Record Straight: "I don't think there's a member of this United States Senate that doesn't want America to have the best health care… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Nomination of Two Georgians to Serve as U.S. Attorneys

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the announcement by President Trump of his intent to nominate Charles E. Peeler to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia and Byung J. "BJay" Pak to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Peeler has more than 17 years of litigation experience and currently resides in Albany, GA, where he founded an independent litigation firm. He was appointed by district court judges in the Mid… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Take Action To Protect Legal Options For Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) are joining Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) in taking action to stop a government agency from implementing a final rule that discourages consumers and companies from settling their differences outside of the courtroom. To help protect consumers, the senators are filing a Congressional Review Act Joint Resolution of Disapproval against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) arbitration rule, which… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Senator David Perdue Works To Improve 401(k) Portability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in urging the Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to clear the path for implementation of 401(k) auto portability, which would make it easier for Americans to save for their future. On average, approximately 14 million Americans change jobs each year, and about 40% of those individuals opt to "cash out" their 401(k)s instead of transferring those funds to another retirement account. These cash outs in… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Trump Administration Six Month Mark

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the progress the Trump Administration has made during its first six months: "So far, President Trump is doing exactly what he told the American people he was going to do. Job one is to get the economy going again. Georgians and Americans elected him as President of the United States because he is an outsider to the Washington system. As an outsider, he can break the gridlock in Washington and begin to get real results. His goal was… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Senator John McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on Senator John McCain: "John McCain is a friend, a mentor, and a true patriot. If anyone can tackle a challenge like this, it's him. Bonnie and I extend our heartfelt prayers to John, Cindy, and the entire McCain family. We also pray for John's doctors as they give him the best care available." ### Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term … Continue Reading


07.19.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Health Care & Tax Reform 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 moving forward on President Trump's agenda to fix the health care system and overhaul the tax code. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Prioritizing National Interest: "My observation after two years, coming from the business world, is that self-interests sometimes trump the national interest. I see that in every issue we take u… Continue Reading


07.19.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Meeting With FBI Nominee Christopher Wray

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on his meeting with Christopher Wray, nominee for FBI Director: "President Trump did an excellent job selecting a fellow Georgian, Christopher Wray, for this important position. There's no question, his experience and qualifications make him an ideal candidate for Director of the FBI. Americans need someone they can trust to lead our nation's highest law enforcement agency. Now, the Senate needs to come together and act quickly to mov… Continue Reading


07.14.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Health Care & Economic Optimism On Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Kevin Cirilli on Bloomberg TV about fixing the broken health care system and jumpstarting the economy. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Delivering A Solution: "I think we're getting to a point now where we're very close. I remain hopeful and I really think we've got something here we can work with." Ending The Obamacare Crisis: "Perfection is difficult to achieve, and that's why we have been wor… Continue Reading


07.13.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Debt And Economic Growth With Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, asked Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about the U.S economic recovery since the recession and the risks poised on the global economy by the normalization of U.S interest rates. Click here to watch the exchange or click on the image below. Global Economic Risks from the Normalization of U.S. Interest Rates Senator Perdue: "Are you concerned about the emerging market debt with so much of tha… Continue Reading


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

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