Press Releases

01.24.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Lead Senate In Moment Of Silence For Georgia Tornado Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the lives lost over the weekend during the deadly tornadoes that touched down in south central Georgia. Click here to watch or click the image below. "I rise today to express my sympathy and support for the people of my home state, Georgia," said Senator Perdue before requesting the Senate observe a moment of silence. "This past weekend, severe storms … Continue Reading


01.24.17

Senator David Perdue: Jump Starting Keystone & American Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding reports that President Donald J. Trump will take action to advance the Keystone Pipeline and American energy projects: "We finally have a president who has the guts to choose American workers over special interests. Energy projects like the Keystone Pipeline will generate jobs and inject new life into our economy. For years, we've had our hands tied by a Democratic Administration unwilling to un… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New CIA Director, Congressman Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas as President Donald J. Trump's Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: "Our nation is facing a global security crisis like we've never seen before. From serving in the Army, patrolling the Iron Curtain, to his time on the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Pompeo understands the complex threat environment we face today. From traditional rivals Russia and China, rogue regimes like Ir… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Vincent Viola

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after meeting with Vincent Viola, President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Army: "Vincent Viola is a talented businessman and Army veteran who is ready to tackle the challenges facing our nation's Army. As Georgians know well, our Army end strength was cut to irresponsibly low levels under the previous president's administration. Mr. Viol… Continue Reading


01.22.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Tornadoes In Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following information after deadly tornadoes hit south central Georgia, prompting Governor Nathan Deal to issue a state of emergency for the following counties: Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Lowndes, and Thomas. "Our thoughts go out to the Georgians impacted by these dangerous storms, especially the victims who tragically lost their lives," said Senator Perdue. "We thank our many first responders, volunteer fire… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm National Security Cabinet Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm the following members of President Donald J. Trump's cabinet: General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security: "Today, was a historic day for our country. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took the oath of office and pledged to uphold their goal of making America great again. President Trump has surrounde… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Senator David Perdue Previews President Trump’s First 100 Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) previewed President Donald J. Trump's first 100 days on CNBC's "Squawk Box" this morning. Click here to watch or click the image below. Job One Is Getting Economy Going: "Job one is getting the economy going again and getting people back to work. You'll see all this work on Obamacare first. Then there will be the tax package that will follow that. Following both of those will be the work to get the economy going." Border Tariff Hammers Con… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Governor Sonny Perdue’s Nomination On Fox News Channel

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) discussed President-elect Donald J. Trump's nomination of his first cousin and former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, to be Secretary of Agriculture on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" with Martha MacCallum. Click here to watch or click the image below. Trump Picks Dream Team: "President-elect Donald Trump has a history of putting great people around him. This lineup of potential nominees is stellar. Look at the results of these peop… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Senator David Perdue On Selection Of Governor Sonny Perdue As Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, made the following statement on President-elect Donald J. Trump's pending nomination of his first cousin and former Georgia Governor, George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, as the Secretary of Agriculture: "I could not be more proud of my cousin, Sonny, for being named the next Secretary of Agriculture. Sonny's executive experience as a two-term Governor of Georgia, the first Republican in 135 years, a… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, today released the following statement after meeting with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of State: "We need to make bold changes to help re-establish American leadership and credibility around the world. President-elect Trump understands that we need someone with an outside perspective and diverse e… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Senator David Perdue Urges Colleagues To Support Dr. Tom Price

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement urging his colleagues to support President-elect Donald J. Trump's nomination for U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, fellow Georgian, Dr. Tom Price: "Dr. Price is a standup individual and we should take comfort in his nomination because he has years of experience working within our nation's health care system. He understands how government intrusion negatively impacts patient care and will work to … Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senator David Perdue Blasts Spurious CBO Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today blasted Senator Chuck Schumer's request for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the repeal of Obamacare, which was requested to distract from Congressional Republicans' efforts to fix our nation's health care system. "This represents the worst of Washington. Senator Schumer's preemptive request does not take into account any of the market driven solutions Republicans have outlined, which would provide greater coverage options… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Take Action To Increase Government Transparency & Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) today applauded the Senate's passage of bipartisan legislation that would increase government transparency and accountability. The legislation was originally introduced by Carter in the U.S. House of Representatives. The GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017, H.R. 72, would provide the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with enhanced tools to oversee federal programs a… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senator David Perdue Announces Banking Subcommittee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a new member of the Senate Banking Committee, today announced his Banking Subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress: Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection; National Security and International Trade and Finance; and Economic Policy. "After spending 40 years in the business world working closely with our job creators and trade partners, I hope to lend a unique perspective to these important debates. We can unleash the full potent… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Announce Two Georgia Students Selected For U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 1 through 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Jacob Timothy Cone, of Thomasville, and Alvin M. Winston, II, of Atlanta, were chosen in a very competitive selection process to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program's "Wa… Continue Reading


01.16.17

Senator David Perdue Statement Honoring The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy: "Today, we honor and reflect upon the courageous life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His words echo through history and touch the hearts of Georgians and Americans alike. It is my hope that as a country we will continue to strive for the kind of peace, justice, and understanding that Dr. King so honorably dedicated his life to." ###… Continue Reading


01.13.17

Isakson, Perdue, Bishop, Scott Reintroduce Legislation to Create Georgia’s First National Historical Park

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) and Austin Scott (R-GA-8) reintroduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to create Georgia's first national historical park. The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017 seeks to expand the current Ocmulgee National Monument from 702 acres to 2,800 acres, to change the name of the park from "Ocmulgee Nat… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Senator Perdue & General Mattis: Debt Greatest Threat To National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today highlighted the dangerous impact our debt has on national security during the confirmation hearing for General James Mattis, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense. Click here to watch or click the image below. Senator Perdue: "General, thank you for your extraordinary lifetime of dedication and commitment in service to our country and your willingness to se… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Senator David Perdue: We Need A Health Care System That Works

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution that sets up the repeal of Obamacare: "Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight. Since President Obama and his Democratic Super Majority crammed this bill through Congress without one Republican vote, we've seen premiums and deductibles increase and choices decrease. Many Americans, like me and my wife, had their insur… Continue Reading


01.11.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Congressman Mulvaney

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today met with Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05), President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget: "Our country is well past the tipping point in this debt crisis, and when Washington's spend now, save later merry-go-round stops, it's not going to be pretty. We need a White House Office of Management and Budget Director who is focused on cutting waste, … Continue Reading

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