Press Releases

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


02.08.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm Senator Sessions As Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after he voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL): "For the last two years, I had the privilege of working alongside Senator Sessions on critical judicial and legal issues facing our country. His knowledge and dedication to upholding our Constitution and the rule of law have been evident throughout his many years of public service. Senator … Continue Reading


02.08.17

Senator David Perdue Speaks To Business Leaders At Yahoo Finance Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Fortune 500 CEO U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today talked to CEOs and business leaders attending Yahoo Finances All Markets Summit about the impact President Donald J. Trump's 100-day plan would have on the American economy. Click here to watch or click the image below. Job 1: Grow The Economy: "If job one is to grow the economy, I believe we have to look at the reserve requirements for community banks and regional banks because that is stopping the free flow of… Continue Reading


02.08.17

Groups Praise Senators Rational Changes To Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Reforming American Immigration For Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) to reshape our legal immigration system to better meet the needs of our economy, has earned praise from immigration experts and immigration groups. Here's what they are saying: National Review Editors: "[The RAISE ACT] is a carefully crafted, albeit limited, bill that would sharpen America's immigration system so that it ser… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Senators Perdue, Cotton Propose Rational Changes To Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) today unveiled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, legislation that will help raise American workers' wages by restoring legal immigration levels to their historical norms and rebalancing the system toward employment-based visas and immediate-family household members. The RAISE Act would lower overall immigration to 637,960 in its first year and to 539,958 by its tenth year-a 50 percent r… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Senator David Perdue, Parents, & Education Leaders Applaud New Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos and joined educators and parents applauding her commitment to improving access to education and returning education control to states and local school boards. U.S. Senator David Perdue "Both of my parents were school teachers and education is something very dear to me. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students all know that one-size-fits-a… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senators Intervene To Protect Prepaid Accounts From Sweeping Government Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) took action to prevent the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from implementing a sweeping regulation on prepaid accounts, which would impact millions of consumers and stifle growth in the electronic payment marketplace. "If the CFPB wants to continue to impose rules and regulations that im… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Trump Administration Sanctions Against Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded action by the Trump Administration to impose increased sanctions on Iran following this week's reported ballistic missile test by Iran. "We must continue to send a strong message to Iran's leaders that we will not tolerate any kind of destabilizing activity, from sponsoring terrorist groups to continued testing of ballistic missiles," said Senator Isakson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement in support of President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos: "Both of my parents were school teachers and education is something very dear to me. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students all know that one-size-fits-all Washington education standards are not working and it is time to return control back to states and communities. Betsy DeVos shares these same beliefs. S… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Efforts To Strengthen Refugee Screening Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor about the actions President Donald J. Trump has taken to strengthen our refugee screening process. Click here to view the speech. Transcript "I would like to speak momentarily to the President's recent executive order to strengthen our refugee screening process that he thinks will protect Americans, and I agree with him. The Minority Leader's 'tear-jerking' performance over the past weekend belonged a… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) yesterday applauded President Donald J. Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and urged his colleagues across the aisle to put the integrity of the U.S. Constitution before their political ambitions. Click here to view the speech. Transcript "President Donald J. Trump promised the American people he would nominate an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution to the Supreme Court. He has now kept t… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

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 State, Rex Tillerson: "President Trump is working to make bold changes to re-establish American leadership and credibility around the world. Rex Tillerson will be instrumental in this effort as our new Secretary of State because he's not a Washington bureaucrat. Mr. Tillerson has managed extremely large operations globally and … Continue Reading


02.01.17

Senator David Perdue Announces February Mobile Office Hours

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced mobile office hours for the month of February. Mobile office hours are opportunities for Georgians to meet with Senator Perdue's staff members in various locations across the state. "Serving Georgians is one of my top priorities," said Senator Perdue. "My team and I want to help all Georgians that may not otherwise be able to visit our Atlanta office location. We have field representatives based in each region of the state, and… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after attending President Donald J. Trump's nomination ceremony for Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court at the White House: "President Trump promised the American people he would nominate someone to the Supreme Court who is unwavering in their support of the Constitution, and he has kept his word. I applaud President Trump for nominating Judge Gorsuch to be our next Supreme Court Justi… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm Secretary Elaine Chao

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement after voting to confirm former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation: "Our nation's transportation infrastructure is in need of repair, and I can think of no one better to lead the charge to modernize our roads, airways, and bridges than Secretary Chao. She has the experience and knowledge needed to provide President Trump with sound advice on the transportation i… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Sally Yates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue released the following statement on the removal of Sally Yates as Acting Attorney General after she refused to defend President Donald J. Trump's recent executive order: "Like many Georgians, I have the utmost respect for Sally Yates, but I fully support President Trump's right to make this type of personnel change in light of the fact that he is trying to protect Americans. Refusing to defend the United States is irresponsible. Under President Obama… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Senator David Perdue Announces Senate Armed Services Subcommittee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue today announced his subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress on the Senate Armed Services Committee: Readiness and Personnel, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and the newly-created Cybersecurity Subcommittee. "General Mattis made it abundantly clear that readiness must be our top priority if we are to successfully address the global security crisis we face today. We need to have a serious debate about our funding goals in order meet our mili… Continue Reading

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