Press Releases

10.13.17

Senator David Perdue: Iran Deal Is Not In Our National Security Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's decision to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal and the Trump Administration's strategy to counter Iranian influence in the region: "President Trump is correct to decertify President Obama's dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal because it is not in our national security interests. In no circumstance can we allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and President Obama's deal laid out a road map for Iran to do just that. I appla… Continue Reading


10.12.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Move To Increase Access To Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's action today to provide Americans' relief from Obamacare: "President Trump has proven once again he is willing to take bold action, even when Congress won't. This action today will bring relief to the millions of Americans unable to obtain affordable health insurance because of Obamacare. This law is collapsing under its own weight and hurting millions of Americans. It needs to be fully repealed. In the meantim… Continue Reading


10.11.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Tax Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's tax speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: "President Trump did a great job making the case for eliminating our regressive repatriation tax. This is a tax on American workers. Today, there's almost $3 trillion in profits stuck overseas because of our archaic tax system. Companies want to bring these profits back home to the United States. We've got the best workers in the world. We've got the rule of law, innovation,… Continue Reading


10.10.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Repeal Of Regressive Energy Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Trump Administration's notice to repeal an Obama-era energy tax: "President Trump has taken on the boldest regulatory rollback since Reagan, and today's move to repeal President Obama's regressive energy tax is another major step in the right direction. It's refreshing that we finally have a President who is committed to growing the economy, championing American workers, and prioritizing our energy independence instead of a pol… Continue Reading


10.10.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Congratulate Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) congratulated three Augusta University students selected as recipients of the Department of Defense's Information Assurance Scholarship Program. Undergraduate students Jeremy Garcia and Stephanie Morris and graduate student Matthew Atkinson earned the scholarship, which is awarded to students specializing in information assurance, information technology and cybersecurity. In exchange for receiving a full-ride schola… Continue Reading


10.09.17

Senator David Perdue: President Trump’s Immigration Priorities Are Spot On

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the immigration priorities outlined by President Trump: "The immigration priorities President Trump has outlined are spot on. For years, we've needed to beef up border security, clear out the court backlogs, and crack down on cities blatantly ignoring current law. We have also been focused on the RAISE Act, which ends chain-migration and moves us to a merit-based system that meets the needs of our economy. Overall, the President ha… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Senator David Perdue: This So Called-Budget Should Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on the budget resolution passed by the Committee today: "This so called-budget should be taken with a grain of salt. It's not being used as a budgetary tool to control spending because these budgets are resolutions, not laws. I've been saying this for two years: the entire budget process is broken. There is no better example of this problem than what we're doing now. The only reason we are doi… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Senator David Perdue Introduces Middle Georgia Federal Judge Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced President Trump's nominee to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Tilman Eugene "Tripp" Self III, in his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Click here or on the image below to watch. Click here to download photos. Transcript: "It's my high honor today to introduce an outstanding Georgian who has been nominated by the President to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middl… Continue Reading


09.29.17

ICYMI: Senator David Perdue Discusses Tax Priorities With Hugh Hewitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss President Trump's efforts to overhaul the tax code to help middle-class families and make America more competitive. Click here to listen to the interview. Highlights: Compete Globally: "President Trump is trying to focus on competitiveness, and that's what we've taken for granted for all these years. We've got to get the corporate rate down to 15 to 20% because the rest of the world averages 22%. We'v… Continue Reading


09.29.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Georgia National Blue Ribbon Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today honored nine Georgia schools, ranging from elementary to high school, that received a National Blue Ribbon School designation by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The following Georgia schools received the designation: Cumming - Big Creek Elementary School Cumming - Brookwood … Continue Reading


09.29.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Valdosta State University President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) met with Valdosta State University President, Dr. Richard Carvajal. To download a photo, click here or on the image below. "Valdosta State University is providing students with the tools they need to excel in their careers," said Senator Perdue. "Through research, service projects, and hands-on learning, Valdosta State is actively working to solve rural health care challenges, stimulate economic development, and support small businesses. Dr… Continue Reading


09.29.17

Senator David Perdue Meets Georgia Principal Of The Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) met with 2018 Georgia Principal of the Year, Dr. Tommy Welch of Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia. Dr. Welch is one of three finalists for 2018 National Principal of the Year. To download photos, click here or on the image below. "Both of my parents were school teachers and education is something very dear to me," said Senator Perdue. "Under Dr. Welch's leadership, Meadowcreek High School's graduation rates have skyrocketed and … Continue Reading


09.28.17

Senators Perdue, McCaskill Team Up To Fix Financial Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are working together to provide regional banks with regulatory relief from a burdensome Dodd-Frank financial regulation that restricts their ability to lend to consumers and businesses in their communities. "Regional banks offer a lifeline to small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to create jobs," said Senator Perdue. "Dodd-Frank overregulated these banks by placing them into the same category as huge banks w… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Senator David Perdue: “We Need A Sense Of Urgency Like Never Before”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor about President Trump's tax framework and why we must change the tax code this year. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Delivering For American Workers: "I've lived around the world. I've run businesses. I started my career working on an hourly wage in construction. I understand that America, and I can say this with authority, has some of the best workers anywhere in the world and in the history of th… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Tax Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump's tax speech: "President Trump said job one is to grow the economy and the goals he outlined today are guaranteed to make that happen. President Trump and I both come from the business world. We have spent years working and competing globally. Changing our tax code will make us competitive again. We have to lower the corporate rate, eliminate the repatriation tax, and simplify the individual code. Implementing these… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Historic Opportunity To Fix Tax Structure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the tax reform framework released today by the two Congressional tax writing committees: "This is a historic opportunity to defend American workers against unfair competition. Other countries have already lowered their corporate tax rate and eliminated their repatriation taxes. Our current tax system penalizes American workers and we have to change that now. It's time to simplify the archaic, 100-year-old individual tax structure a… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses President Trump’s Tax Plan On Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with David Westin on Bloomberg TV's Daybreak about President Trump's efforts to overhaul the tax code to help middle-class families and make America more competitive. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Working Together: "The Senate Finance Committee has been working with President Trump and White House staff for nine months. We've been kept very informed on this. I am very excited about this. President Trump is moving t… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Senator David Perdue: What Happened Today In Washington Was A Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Senate's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: "What happened today in Washington was a failure. Let's be clear, Obamacare was perpetrated on the American people by a Democratic supermajority and is collapsing under its own weight. Premiums have skyrocketed and middle-class American families cannot afford health insurance or have been priced out of the individual market. Georgians and Americans are fed up, and they should be.… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Tax Priorities On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's Mornings With Maria about President Trump's efforts to overhaul the tax code to help middle-class families and make America more competitive. Click here to watch or on the image below. Acting on Tax: "The first thing is to get this tax bill that the President wants passed. The reason we need this tax package is to get the economy growing again and to put people back to work." Driving A… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Senator David Perdue Joins Congressional HBCU Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announced his membership in the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus. Click here or on the image below to download a photo. Senator Perdue and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College "Georgia is home to 10 fantastic HBCUs that play an important role in educating America's next leaders," said Senator Perdue. "I'm excited to join the Bipartisan Congress… Continue Reading

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