Press Releases

07.22.20

Senator David Perdue Talks To Georgia’s School Superintendent & Local School Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Georgia's School Superintendent Richard Woods along with other local education leaders across the state to hear about current plans to begin the upcoming school year. The discussion included Dr. Mark Scott, Superintendent of Houston County Schools, Dr. Curtis Jones, Superintendent of Bibb County Schools and 2019 National Superintendent of the Year, and Kerensa Wing, Principal of Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County and 2020 N… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue: Our Priority Is Protecting Kids & Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour to discuss his proposal to help schools safely reopen and additional COVID-19 relief being discussed in Congress. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Reopening Schools: "I know it's a very tough decision by local administrators. I believe the best decisions are made by the local parents, teachers, and administrators, and so does President Trump. I've just been on the phone with super… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue On Safely Reopening Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Trace Gallagher on The Daily Briefing to discuss his plan to help schools safely reopen. The SCHOOL Act will help K-12 schools effectively prepare reopening plans, share best practices, streamline data transparency, and connect with health care professionals for additional support. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Local Level: "The best decisions are made at the local level between the parents, teachers, and ad… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue Leads U.S. Senate In Honoring John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today led a Senate wide resolution commemorating the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis. Read the text of the resolution here or below. Whereas the Senate mourns the loss of John Lewis, a titan in the struggle for civil rights and equality for all races, and commemorates his life and accomplishments; Whereas John Lewis was born during the era of Jim Crow in a segregated community in which racism and discrimination ran rampant; Where… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Safely Reopen America’s Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined WXIA's Cheryl Preheim to discuss his proposal to help schools safely reopen. The SCHOOL Act will help K-12 schools effectively prepare reopening plans, share best practices, streamline data transparency, and connect with health care professionals for additional support. Highlights: Local School System: "My mom and dad were school teachers. My wife was a special needs teacher. Public school systems are here to serve families and child… Continue Reading


07.20.20

Senator David Perdue To Introduce SCHOOL Act

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announced that he will introduce a common-sense proposal to provide parents, teachers, and educators with the tools they need to begin to safely reopen schools across the country. The Safely Creating Healthy Opening Options Locally (SCHOOL) Act will help K-12 schools effectively prepare reopening plans, share best practices, streamline data transparency, and connect with health care professionals for additional support. "With the school year quick… Continue Reading


07.18.20

Senator David Perdue Statement On John Lewis

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: "No one embodied the word 'courage' better than John Lewis. As a civil rights icon, John inspired millions of Americans to fight injustice and reject the status quo. Without a doubt, his wisdom and resolve made the world a better place. Bonnie and I join the nation in sending heartfelt prayers to John's loved ones during this difficult time. We hope they find comfort in knowing he is at peace and t… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Senators Fight To Ensure Eligible Georgians Receive Relief

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure all eligible individuals receive their Economic Impact Payment by processing the current backlog of inquiries and fixing the persistent problems preventing many Georgians from getting their relief. In a recent letter, Perdue and Loeffler asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Retting to review the current tools… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Senator David Perdue Receives Briefing From Georgia National Guard

MARIETTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today visited the Clay National Guard Center to thank Adjutant General Thomas Carden and his team for their service to Georgians, particularly over the last few months. Senator Perdue received a briefing on the National Guard's role in the state's COVID-19 response and their efforts to restore order in the City of Atlanta. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "The Georgia Nationa… Continue Reading


07.16.20

Senator David Perdue Shares PPP Success Story At Atlanta Pediatric Therapy

DORAVILLE, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today visited Atlanta Pediatric Therapy, a clinic which provides speech, occupational, and physical therapy to children. Senator Perdue met with therapists and toured the facility to learn how they have adapted to teletherapies. Senator Perdue's constituent services team assisted in securing Atlanta Pediatric Therapy with a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Initially, the loan application was not approved due to a paperwork disc… Continue Reading


07.15.20

Senator Perdue Joins President Trump To Discuss Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined President Trump at the UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta to announce the implementation of a new policy allowing for expedited infrastructure projects in Georgia and across the country. "As a business guy, President Trump knows that to compete in the global economy America has to have world-class infrastructure," said Senator Perdue. "Since day one, President Trump's goal has been to reduce regulatory roadblocks and leverage private… Continue Reading


07.15.20

Senator David Perdue Previews POTUS Visit To GA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Bloomberg TV to preview President Trump's visit to Georgia on infrastructure and react to the president's executive order revoking Hong Kong's preferential status. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: World-Class Infrastructure: "The President understands that for our economy to compete globally we've got to have world-class infrastructure. Georgia is very blessed to be leading in infrastructure. The President is f… Continue Reading


07.15.20

Senator David Perdue On Safely Reopening Georgia’s Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined CNBC Squawk Box to discuss Georgia's reopening and next steps to rebuild the economy. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Opening Georgia: "We were one of the first states to reopen, and I applaud the Governor for doing that. He's following the President's three-phase plan. We shut the economy down, that's never been done before, and the reopening will be rocky. The number one challenge in Georgia is reopening sch… Continue Reading


07.13.20

Senator David Perdue: Georgia Receives Supply Of Remdesivir

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announced that today Georgia will receive an additional 165 cases, which includes 6,600 vials, of remdesivir, a drug which has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain patients hospitalized with COVID-19. "With critical funding from the CARES Act, the United States is working at record speed to develop effective vaccines and treatments for COVID-19," said Senator Perdue. "The Trump Adminis… Continue Reading


07.10.20

Perdue, Loeffler Announce $12 Million in CARES Act Funding for Georgia Small Businesses

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) announced $12 million in federal funding for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus in seven cities across Georgia. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Stability (CARES) Act, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding Recovery Assistance grants to capitalize and administer Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) that will provide critical gap financing to small busines… Continue Reading


07.08.20

Senator Perdue: Lawless Actions Must Stop

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Georgia radio stations to address recent lawlessness in the City of Atlanta and encourage Georgians to follow safety protocols for combatting COVID-19. Highlights: Law & Order: "Law and order is necessary for a representative democracy. One of the reasons why we have the government that we have is to protect the citizens of America. Just over the weekend, 31 people were shot, and 5 were killed in Atlanta. This is a continuation of the… Continue Reading


07.08.20

Senator Perdue On Fox News Radio: Where’s The Outrage?

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio to discuss recent lawlessness and rise in violent crime in the City of Atlanta. Click here or on the image below to listen. Highlights: Where's The Outrage: "An 8-year-old girl was killed on the streets of Atlanta. Where's the outrage? This is unacceptable. I applaud the Governor for stepping up and calling in the National Guard to bring law and order back. It's about time we had some leadership in the … Continue Reading


07.07.20

Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Strengthen Healthcare Workforce

ATLANTA, GA - Support continues to grow for U.S. Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) bipartisan Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act. Jose R. Perez, a member of Georgia's Board of Regents, writes in a Gwinnett Daily Post op-ed that Perdue's bill would help address Georgia's shortage of healthcare workers. Perez, an American born in Cuba and longtime resident of Gwinnett County, notes that Georgia faces one of the most significant shortages of doctors and nurses in the country. "Well, help is on the w… Continue Reading


07.03.20

Senator Perdue: Our Freedom Came At A High Price

ATLANTA, GA - Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following video message. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: "244 years ago, against all odds, our Founding Mothers and Fathers prevailed in the fight for our independence. They built a government like nothing the world had ever seen - a representative democracy based on economic opportunity for everybody, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty. Our freedom ca… Continue Reading


07.03.20

Georgia Senators Push for Expanded Telehealth Services

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth. Through the coronavirus relief package, Congress provided HHS with the authority to waive telehealth requirements for the length of the COVID-19 public health crisis. This has m… Continue Reading

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