Press Releases

03.03.17

Senators Perdue, Peters Introduce Bill to Enhance Cyber Security Coordination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced they have introduced bipartisan legislation to help state and local governments combat cyber threats by increasing coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The State and Local Cyber Protection Act requires DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) to provide assistance and training for state, local, and tribal governments in preventing, preparing for, a… Continue Reading


03.02.17

ICYMI: Senator David Perdue Discusses President Trump’s Bold Agenda For America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) recently spoke about President Trump's renewed spirit of optimism on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront. Click here to watch or on the photo below. Trump's Heart For America: "I was there last night and I have to say, what I saw last night is more like what I see in private. President Trump is a strong leader. He has a heart for America, that's why he's done this. What we saw last night, though, is a man who's really concerned about the future of … Continue Reading


03.02.17

Senator David Perdue Stands Behind Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today reaffirmed his support for Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Senate Floor. Click here or on the photo below. Transcript: "I rise today to speak in defense of a dear colleague of ours, who is now the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. He is my friend, and more importantly, he is a former colleague of this very body. He's a man of integrity. He is a man of principle. I trust him and I take him at his word. Furthermore, he has re… Continue Reading


03.02.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Energy Secretary, Governor Rick Perry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) voted to confirm former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy: "Governor Perry is a long-time advocate of American energy independence and he will play a key role in President Trump's plans to develop our nation's many energy resources. Last Congress, President Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline, after Congress approved the project with a bipartisan majority in both chambers. President Trump is already translating … Continue Reading


03.02.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Housing & Urban Development Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development: "Our nation's cities and rural communities have very diverse housing needs and development requirements. When I met with Dr. Carson, we discussed the wide range of improvements for large cities like Atlanta and smaller cities like my hometown, Warner Robins. Dr. Carson is a very knowledgeable man with a si… Continue Reading


03.01.17

Senator David Perdue Talks Obamacare After White House Visit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) talked with Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily after meeting with President Donald J. Trump at the White House earlier today. Click here to watch or on the photo below. Today's Business Meeting At White House: "What we had today was a business meeting by the President of the United States telling us what his objectives were, what the mission was, what everybody's role was, and what he expected...Last night, President Trump laid out… Continue Reading


03.01.17

Senator David Perdue Talks Tax On CNBC And Bloomberg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) reacts to President Donald J. Trump's first joint address to Congress on CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg TV's Daybreak. Click here to watch CNBC or click here to watch Bloomberg Daybreak. CNBC Highlights: Renewed Spirit Of Optimism: "We saw President Trump hitting his stride last night, laying out an optimistic vision for our country, telling Democrats and Republicans we've got to come together to solve these big issues that we all know… Continue Reading


03.01.17

Senator David Perdue On Confirmation Of Congressman Ryan Zinke As Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT). "Congressman Zinke is a great choice to lead the Department of the Interior. Under his leadership, I have full confidence that America will unlock its full energy potential. Congressman Zinke's experience and commitment to preserving our wildlife and natural resources make him uniquely qualified for the position. I was pr… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s First Address To Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress, reacts to President Donald J. Trump's first joint address to Congress: "President Trump has hit the ground running and is keeping his promises to the American people. He has put the needs of Americans first and the results he's already achieved have brought forward a renewed spirit of optimism in our country. It's been encouraging to see President Trump start to get our government moving at more of a busi… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Georgia’s HBCU Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to meet with Presidents from Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Morehouse College, Savannah State University, and Spelman College. Click here to view the photos or on the image below. "It is very encouraging to see President Trump pledge his support for our country's Historically Black Colleges and Universities mission. Our HBCUs play an important… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Action To Stop WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, responded to President Donald J. Trump's executive order to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency's 'Waters of the US' (WOTUS) rule: "President Trump's action to roll back the EPA's overreach is a step in the right direction to help Georgia's farmers and agriculture industry. Overturning President Obama's harmful WOTUS rule is a resounding victory for our state and for the entire country. Th… Continue Reading


02.27.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Next U.S. Department Of Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on the confirmation of the next U.S. Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross: "Both sides of the aisle can agree Wilbur Ross is a great choice to oversee our country's trade and commerce. Mr. Ross has a track record of promoting job creation and will be a strong new voice to get our economy growing again. I congratulate Mr. Ross on his confirmation and look forward to working together to make America competitive … Continue Reading


02.27.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's budget blueprint for federal agencies: "After my first two years in the Senate and after over 40 years in business, it's clear Washington's entire approach to budgeting is broken. Just look at the results, our country is nearly $20 trillion in debt. "Setting clear spending priorities is a good first step, but let's be realistic, there is … Continue Reading


02.22.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Health Care With Georgians

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today met with Georgia doctors and health care professionals to discuss ways to improve our country's health care system to make it more accessible and affordable for Georgians: Senator Perdue meets with physicians and health care leaders from the Atlanta area, some of which include Dr. William Cooper, Vice-Chair of WellStar Medical Group; Dr. Julianne Adams, President of the Atlanta Medical Association; Dr. William Cleveland, Southwest Atlanta… Continue Reading


02.22.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Agency To Work With Administration To Protect National Security, Military Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently joined several of their Senate colleagues in a letter urging the Office of Personnel Management to work with the Trump Administration to remedy potential unintended consequences of the recently announced federal hiring freeze for our nation's security. The senators urged the Office of Personnel Management to update their guidance to the U.S. Department of Defense on how the Pentagon should carry out the execu… Continue Reading


02.21.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump's selection of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster for National Security Advisor: "Lieutenant General McMaster is a decorated combat veteran who possesses the skill set needed to fight radical terrorism and extremism around the world. He also served as Commanding General of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning and has seen firs… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Senator David Perdue Announces Agriculture Subcommittee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced his subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress on the Senate Agriculture Committee: Chairman of Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security; Nutrition, Agriculture Research, and Specialty Crops; and Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade. "Agriculture is Georgia's biggest industry," said Senator Perdue. "It's humbling to represent our farm families and agricultural traditions through this committee. Out-of-control regu… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "Scott Pruitt will return some sanity to the EPA, which over the past eight years has overzealously issued thousands of regulations with little environmental benefit all while ignoring the high economic cost. He understands the importance of protecting our country's natural resou… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Senator David Perdue Voices Concern With Border-Adjustment Tax on Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress, joined members of the business community by expressing concerns with the proposed border-adjustment tax on Fox Business Network. Click here to watch or click on the image below. "This border-adjustment tax would actually would pick winners and losers in our manufacturing base here in the United States at exactly the time we don't need to be doing this." Background: Senator Perdue recently spoke on th… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue: New Brigade Coming to Fort Benning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced the U.S. Army will locate a new Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Benning, bringing approximately 500 new troops to the Columbus area by October 2017. Today's announcement is the first of a total of six newly planned security force missions by the U.S. Army. The news comes on the heels of last week's announcement that the U.S. Army would locate two new missions at Fort Benning that would bring… Continue Reading

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