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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


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


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


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


Senator David Perdue On Keystone Pipeline Permit Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Keystone Pipeline permit: "It's encouraging to see President Trump make building the Keystone Pipeline a priority. This is especially encouraging given that President Obama vetoed the project even when it had support from Democrats and Republicans. President Trump has said job one is getting our economy going, and this approval is a perfect example of the President getting results." ### Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 5… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue On Confirmation Of Ambassador To Israel, David Friedman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm David Friedman as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. "David Friedman has the skills and experience to represent the United States in one of the most complex regions in the world. Furthermore, he has assured us it will be his priority to reassure our ally that the Obama Administration's abandonment of Israel at the United Nations will not stand. I look forward to working with Ambassador Friedman and the Trump Administration t… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Opening Statement For Governor Sonny Perdue’s Agriculture Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke in support of his first cousin, former Georgia Governor George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, during his confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Click here to watch the opening statement or the photo below. Transcript: "As it has been stated, Governor Perdue and I are first cousins. We grew up together. We have a strong family. It is an extended family. I've known … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Highlights President Trump’s First 50 Days

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined the "Halftime Report" hosted by The Washington Post to discuss President Trump's policy priorities during his first 50 days in office. Setting Priorities: "Job one is growing the economy. Obamacare is a campaign promise and one of the first priorities in the agenda, but you've also got to pull back on regulations…The Senate is using Congressional Review Acts, along with the House, to undo some of the rules that were put i… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduce Legislation To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Economic Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Jon Tester (D-MT) today introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize the economic accomplishments of the U.S.-Israel economic partnership and support new agreements for collaboration across a variety of sectors within the technology sphere. Since the signing of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement, Israel has become one of our country's most dynamic economic collaborators in the Middle East and … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Budget Committee, commented on President Trump's budget blueprint: "Over the past 16 years, government spending exploded from 2.4 trillion to 3.9 trillion in constant dollars. For this $1.5 trillion in new spending, what did the American people get? A debt crisis, a global security crisis, and a government so overgrown that our national priorities were put on the backburner. "President Trump has years of experience managing l… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Revamp Cybersecurity Scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), along with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), last week introduced the bipartisan DoD Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017 to reinvigorate an existing DoD scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in cybersecurity fields who commit to working in a cybersecurity position at DoD upon graduation. "In the face of ever-evolving attacks from our adversaries, we must strengthen our cyber defense capabilities and support… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Talks Debt & Rising Interest Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today talked with CNBC and Bloomberg today about solving our debt crisis and growing the economy. Click here to watch CNBC or click here to watch Bloomberg. CNBC Highlights: Turning Around The Economy: "What we have seen so far is the bond market and indeed the stock market is pricing in growth. They're anticipating what this president is proposing will actually work. Pull back on regulation, change this archaic tax code, lower the corpora… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement On National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General McMaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after voting to approve a change of billet for National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General Herbert R. McMaster, Jr., so he can remain on active duty: "It's fantastic to see a former Commanding General of Fort Benning serve our country as President Trump's National Security Advisor. Lieutenant General McMaster has a proven track record and a deep understanding of this… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue On Confirmation Of Director Of National Intelligence, Dan Coats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) voted to confirm former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) as the Director of National Intelligence: "As an Army veteran, former U.S. Ambassador, and former member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, Senator Coats is extremely qualified to lead our nation's intelligence efforts. In his new role as the Director of National Intelligence, I am confident that Senator Coats will be a trustworthy leader for our country. I look forwa… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Sweeping CFPB Prepaid Card Rule Should Still Be Scrapped

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) commented on the delay of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Prepaid Card Rule, which would impact millions of consumers and stifle growth in the electronic payment marketplace: "The CFPB continues to be a rogue agency," said Senator David Perdue. "From its initial stages, this rule was shortsighted and so sweeping that it would have stifled innovation in a growing marketplace millions of consumers rely on. Ultimately, the CFPB … Continue Reading


Senators Perdue, Peters Reintroduce No Hero Left Untreated Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) have reintroduced the No Hero Left Untreated Act to enhance medical care for America's heroes. The bill is companion legislation to Congressman Steve Knight's No Hero Left Untreated Act, which was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 16, 2017. "We must honor and care for the women and men who have courageously served our country," said Senator Perdue, a member of the Armed Services Committee. "T… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue & Congressman Collins Take Action To Improve Georgia National Forest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) today introduced legislation to improve management of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest by creating a more cohesive park boundary, which would also improve opportunities for hunting, fishing, and hiking. "The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is an important economic generator," said Senator David Perdue, a member of the Agriculture Committee. "These updated park boundaries will make the land mo… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue: Action Needed To Address Threats To Jewish Institutions In Georgia, Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the recent threats against Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish organizations in Georgia and around the country, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) yesterday wrote to key national security leaders to request enhanced security and continued vigilance surrounding these threats to our national security. According to the Jewish Federation, the Atlanta Jewish Academy, the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody and the Augusta Jewish Comm… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue On Updated Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Armed Services Committee, commented on President Donald J. Trump's updated executive order: "Since day one, President Trump has kept his promise to protect our country and keep all Americans safe. President Trump and his National Security Team have closely examined our vetting procedures for countries with ISIS strongholds and continue to take action to stop ISIS from exploiting our country's immigration system and refugee pro… Continue Reading


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

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