Press Releases

04.24.17

Senator David Perdue Congratulates New Secretary Of Agriculture, Governor Sonny Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, congratulates his first cousin, Governor Sonny Perdue, upon the Senate confirmation of his nomination to be the next Secretary of Agriculture. Senator Perdue presided over the vote and voted present. Transcript: "I rise tonight to speak briefly about our new Secretary of Agriculture, my first cousin, Sonny Perdue. I grew up with this man. I probably know too much about him but we won't go ther… Continue Reading


04.14.17

Senator David Perdue Speaks With Director Of Atlanta VA

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met with Annette Walker, Director of the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, to discuss issues facing the VA and ways to improve medical care for our nation's heroes. Click here to view the photo or on the image below. Senator David Perdue and staff meet with Director of the Atlanta VA. (From L-R: Paul Seals, Dr. Tincie Lynch, Director Annette Walker, Terri Dann, and Senator David Perdu "Th… Continue Reading


04.14.17

Senator David Perdue Visits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) visited Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Egleston campus and met with the leadership team, including CEO Donna Hyland. Click here to view the photo or on the image below. Senator David Perdue and staff meet with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Leadership. (From L-R: John Eunice, Ron Frieson, Joyce White, Joe Rogers, Senator Perdue, Donna Hyland, Jonathan Goldman, Jamila Pope, Mary Beth Bova, Dr. Patrick Frias, Dr. Michael Davis, David Tatum) … Continue Reading


04.14.17

Senator David Perdue Attends Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout

GLENNVILLE, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) thanked Georgia law enforcement officers and first responders for their service at Wayne Dasher's 30th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation cookout. Click here to view the photo or on the image below. Click here to watch Senator Perdue's Facebook Live from the event. Senator Perdue at the Law Enforcement Appreciation cookout in Glennville. (From L-R: Wayne Dasher, Host, and Senator David Perdue) "We are grateful to our law enforcement officers … Continue Reading


04.12.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy On Fox News

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel's The First 100 Days about the Trump Administration's recent actions with NATO, Russia, and the United Nations. Click here to view the video or on the image below. Secretary Tillerson's Russia Meeting: "I think what you see in the bigger picture is the President of the United States standing up and leading again, and that's what we needed for a long time… We are establishing what our nationa… Continue Reading


04.12.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Clark Atlanta University President, Dr. Ronald Johnson

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) yesterday met with Dr. Ronald Johnson, President of Clark Atlanta University. Click here to view the photo or on the image below. "Dr. Johnson is passionate about education and equipping Clark Atlanta University students with the tools they need to become the leaders of tomorrow," said Senator Perdue. "This is evident through the great things Clark Atlanta is doing in our community. Georgia is fortunate to have a thriving HBCU network, which pro… Continue Reading


04.12.17

Senator David Perdue Tours I-85 Bridge Repair

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today toured construction of the I-85 bridge repair. Click here to view the photo or on the image below. Click here to download video from the tour. U.S. Senator David Perdue and Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry discuss the I-85 bridge rebuilding effort and construction progress. "I am grateful that no Georgians were injured during the I-85 bridge collapse," said Senator Perdue. "A special thank you goes out to… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Senator David Perdue: Time For Assad To Go

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today appeared on BloombergTV to discuss last night's U.S. airstrike in Syria. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights Measured Response: "I cannot applaud President Trump more. This was a measured, proportional response and I think it was decisive. It is exactly what people around the world have been calling for the last few years. The heads of state I have met with over the last two years as a former member of the Se… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Confirmation Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court: "Judge Gorsuch is an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution, and the best person to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia," said Senator Perdue. "I was honored and proud to vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch, and I am certain he will continue to show rema… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on U.S. military airstrikes in Syria: "Assad is a tyrant and his chemical weapon attack against innocent civilians this week was beyond inhumane. This will not be tolerated. After six years of inaction by the Obama Administration, I am glad to see that President Trump is willing to stand up for these innocent victims and stop those responsible for this violence. I commend our brave ser… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Senator David Perdue Floor Speech On Confirming Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke in support of Judge Neil Gorsuch during debate of his confirmation to be the next Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court: Click here to watch or click on the image below. Never Before: Never before in United States history has a purely partisan filibuster killed a Supreme Court nomination. Never before, in the history of our country, has a partisan filibuster killed a District Judge nomination. Never before, and until 2… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Democrats Attempt To Block Vote On Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) commented on Senate Democrats attempt to block debate and an up-or-down vote on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Judge Gorsuch is a principled jurist who is steadfast in his commitment to defending the Constitution. Democrats have agreed, and they confirmed Judge Gorsuch without objection in 2006. That's why it is ridiculous Democrats today put self-interest and party-interest ahead of the nation's interest. Republicans this year have… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Georgians Urge Vote On Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several Georgia editorial boards have urged the U.S. Senate to vote on President Trump's nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Here's what they are saying: "But the tit-for-tat politics that have become standard operating procedure inside the Beltway are heading to a new level, one that may, once again, prove how short-sided our elected leaders can be. No nominee selected by President Trump is going to make liberals happy, just as no nominee made b… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Swift Response To I-85 Bridge Collapse In Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today commented on the I-85 bridge collapse in Georgia and the ongoing recovery efforts: "We appreciate the swift action taken by Governor Deal and our state officials, local first responders and community volunteers during this very difficult disruption," said Senator Isakson. "In addition, President Trump and his administration stepped in immediately to offer assistance to Georgia and help make sure initial recover… Continue Reading


04.03.17

Senator David Perdue: Pentagon’s 148-Day Hiring Process Impacting Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week asked the Air Force about the Pentagon's bureaucratic 148-day hiring process for civilians and the negative impact it is having on the military's ability to on-board qualified candidates. Click here to watch the exchange or click on the image below. Senator Perdue: Sir, when you're identifying and retaining somebody, and this is true in busin… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Agriculture Committee Confirmation Of Governor Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Agriculture Committee's vote of support for his first cousin, former Georgia Governor, George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. "As I've said since the night of his nomination, Sonny is the most qualified person to be the Secretary of Agriculture," said Senator Perdue. "I am pleased to see such broad bipartisan support from the members of the Agriculture Committee." "Given my relations… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senator David Perdue Urges Vote On Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and urged Democrats to not filibuster this critical appointment. Click here to watch or on the photo below. Transcript: "I rise today to speak about one of the greatest honors and privileges we enjoy here in the United States Senate. As outlined in Article II, Section II of the Constitution, one of the real honors of serving here in the United States Senate is the opportuni… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Augusta University President, Dr. Brooks Keel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today met with Augusta University President, Dr. Brooks A. Keel: "Dr. Keel and his team at Augusta University are committed to preparing their students for the real world," said Senator Perdue. "The university's research center develops courses to meet the needs of our country's cybersecurity workforce, and has created impressive programs to equip students with the tools they need to be successful. I fully support Augusta University's criti… Continue Reading


03.28.17

Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s Clean Power Plan Roll Back

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds President Trump for dismantling Obama-era regulations on coal-fired power plants: "Under his watch, President Obama tried to kill the coal industry and, in doing so, disrupted several key industries integral to our economic growth. This is not the case anymore. President Trump has said job one is getting our economy going and he has made it a priority to champion American workers. From approving the Keystone Pipeline to eliminating th… Continue Reading


03.28.17

Senators Send Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Urging End to Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' Policies

WASHINGTON, DC - Today Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and nine of his colleagues on the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin expressing strong support for the Department of the Treasury to use all tools available to end the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC) 'Too Big To Fail' policies and to ensure taxpayers are not responsible for any new bailouts. Among its many flaws, Dodd-Frank enshrined 'Too Big To Fail' as an official policy by creating a … Continue Reading

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