Press Releases

09.30.16

Senator David Perdue Introduces Bill To Prohibit Cash Payments To State Sponsors Of Terror

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week introduced legislation that would prohibit the federal government from providing cash or precious metal payments to nations designated as state sponsors of terrorism. "It is our job to safeguard Americans' tax dollars and fund the government's primary responsibilities like providing for the national defense," said Senator Perdue. "That's why it is unbelievable this legislation is e… Continue Reading


09.29.16

Senator David Perdue Leads Conversation On How To Fix Washington’s Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, yesterday led his colleagues in a conversation on the Senate floor about fixing Washington's broken budget process. Senator Perdue was joined by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). Click… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Override Obama’s Veto Of Bill Helping 9/11 Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after voting to override President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), bipartisan legislation which allows families of the victims of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks seek financial compensation from foreign sponsors of terrorism: "On September 11, 2001, our country suffered a great loss and no one understands this mor… Continue Reading


09.27.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Temporary Grounding Of Four JSTARS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement about the grounding of four Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) planes, critical surveillance assets based at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia: "JSTARS is the premier battle-management command and control asset used in theater today and for the foreseeable future. Although the safety concerns with the aircraft have been… Continue Reading


09.24.16

Senator David Perdue Attends National African American History Museum Dedication

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents, today released the following statement after attending the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: "Today, was nothing short of historic and it was a privilege to attend the dedication ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Georgia's own John Lewis has worked tirelessly on this museum through inception to … Continue Reading


09.21.16

Senator David Perdue Highlights Regulatory Burdens Facing Georgia Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about the regulatory burdens facing Georgia's farmers. Click here to watch Senator Perdue question Secretary Vilsack or click on the image below. Highlights Economic Impact: "Georgia agriculture is very important...The agriculture and timber industry employs over half a million people. They are our best conservationists i… Continue Reading


09.20.16

Senator David Perdue Opposes Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement on the complete breakdown of the budget process: "Business as usual in Washington looks a lot like gridlock and dysfunction to all of us on the outside. Once again, we are witnessing a complete breakdown of the budget and appropriations process. It has become nearly impossible for Congress to fund the federal government on time. In fact, the current budget process h… Continue Reading


09.19.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on the terrorist attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota over the weekend: "Once again, this weekend we were reminded how radical Islamic terrorism can invade our borders and inspire homegrown terrorists. Thankfully, none of the victims were fatally injured in these callous attacks. We applaud our brave law enforcement officers-especially off-duty officer Jason Falconer, who stopped the ISIS-inspir… Continue Reading


09.16.16

Senators Demand Answers From State Department On Grant To Anti-Netanyahu Political Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today expressed deep concern over the State Department's failure to properly vet grant recipient, OneVoice Israel, and questioned the omission of routine language in the organization's grant agreement. OneVoice Israel deployed its grassroots political infrastructure, built with over $3… Continue Reading


09.16.16

Senators Urge Administration To Address Trafficking of Synthetic Drugs and Illicit Goods Through Mail Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, regarding the problems of dangerous synthetic drugs and counterfeit goods entering the United States due to weaknesses in international mail security standards. "There are foreign entities that are threaten… Continue Reading


09.16.16

Senator David Perdue Calls for a Stop to Political Games with Military Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) this week spoke on the Senate floor to call out Senate Democrats for putting partisan politics before Americans in uniform around the world. Click here to view the speech or click on the image below. Transcript: Let me share a few highlights of what I've seen just in the press in the last few weeks: "Obama administration again underestimates Islamic State as Afghan affiliate grows into threat." "DC transit police officer charged with a… Continue Reading


09.15.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Modernize Our Nation’s Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to modernize our nation's critical water infrastructure and keep American ports competitive: "Georgia businesses and farmers rely on our state's water infrastructure, like the Port of Savannah and the Port of Brunswick, for interstate and international trade. It is paramount that we maintain our existing water infrastructure and invest in cutting-edge technology that helps our state and coun… Continue Reading


09.14.16

Senators Perdue, Lankford Introduce Legislation To Hold Iran Accountable For Illicit Behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today introduced the JCPOA Enforcement Transparency Act, which would increase oversight of the Joint Commission, a committee created under the Iran nuclear deal to monitor implementation, and call on the U.S. representative to the Commission to oppose further exemptions for Iran. The Inst… Continue Reading


09.13.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Aim To Keep Politically Divisive Items Out of Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined 15 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to keep unnecessary, controversial political measures out of the National Defense Authorization Act as they conduct conference negotiations. A provision that was opposed by Senators Isakson and Perdue was included in the Senate-passe… Continue Reading


09.13.16

Senators Perdue, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Resolution In Support Of Lebanon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of Lebanon, a country under enormous strain due to the conflict in Syria. The resolution applauds Lebanon's hosting of more than 1,000,000 Syrian refugees and recognizes the direct threat posed by ISIS and the unique political challenges the country faces. It also encourages Lebanon's continued efforts to curb the influen… Continue Reading


09.09.16

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Commemorates 9/11

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Senator Perdue delivered his message beside the memorial honoring the passengers aboard Flight 93 who courageously overtook the hijackers and likely prevented an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Click here or on the image below to view the video. Transcript: "Hi everybody, I'm David Perdue the junior U.S. Senator from Georgia. Toda… Continue Reading


09.09.16

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Working For Georgia

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a video highlighting his visits with Georgians across the state during the month of August. Senator Perdue toured local businesses and spoke to community leaders about the issues most important to Georgia. "We are not talking about the real issues that people back home are so frustrated with. The debt, the economy, jobs. People are hurting and they are struggling to get from payday to payday. That's what they want us to talk about.… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Senator David Perdue: August 2016 In Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today shared a behind the scenes look at his month touring the state of Georgia. View and download the full gallery of photos here. 1) August 16, 2016: Spending time with friends at the Georgia Farm Bureau annual legislative dinner in Locust Grove. 2) August 17, 2016: Taking a tour of Phoenix Air's "Ebola plane," a Gulfstream III with an Aeromedical Biological Containment System, which was used to transport Lassa fever patients. 3) August 17… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Senator David Perdue Calls Attention To Obamacare’s Systemic Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the failure of President Obama's flawed health care law. Click here to view the speech or click on the image below. Transcript: "We just spent several weeks back home in the state working, and I personally spent the last three weeks touring our state from Hahira to Hiawassee. I can tell you this, I get one question out of every group to which I speak and that is, 'What can be done about Ob… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Senator David Perdue Reaffirms Constitutional Right To Withhold Consent For Supreme Court Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, once again spoke on the Senate floor to share why he believes that no Supreme Court nominee should be considered by the Senate before the next president is sworn into office. Click here to view the speech or click on the image below. Transcript: "I've listened to several floor speeches today, and I don't understand it. Here we are again with problems like the debt, Zika virus, funding our milit… Continue Reading

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