Press Releases

09.07.16

ICYMI: Highlights From Senator Perdue’s Georgia Visits

ATLANTA, GA - Over the past several weeks, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) traveled across the state to meet with Georgians. Senator Perdue discussed his efforts to tackle the national debt and address our global security crisis. Here are some highlights from his trip through the Peach State: GeorgiaPol.com: Senator Perdue Has a Proposal to Fix the Budget Process: Senator Perdue plans to introduce a bill this month to revise the way budgeting, and by extension appropriations, works. The bill … Continue Reading


09.07.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight Obama Administration’s Ransom Payments to Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) co-sponsored the No Ransom Payments Act, which would prohibit the federal government from paying ransom and stop payments to Iran from the U.S. Treasury Department's "judgment fund" until Iran returns the ransom money it received from the Obama Administration and pays American victims of Iranian terrorism what they are owed as required by an April 20, 2016 Supreme Court ruling. "After years of struggle, I was just re… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Senator David Perdue: Zika Funding Should Not Be A Political Fight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked Zika research funding for the third time since the disease was named a public health emergency: "Zika funding should not be a political fight. We should all agree to responsibly fund critical research to combat this disease. Despite Democrats' rhetoric, if they had not blocked this funding, Congress could have acted on Zika months ago. This is a textbook example of the partisan po… Continue Reading


08.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On CBO's Update to Budget and Economic Outlook

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) update to The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026. "Reading these CBO economic outlook reports remind me of the movie Groundhog Day. Each new report paints the same alarming picture for our fiscal future, yet nothing in Washington changes. We continue to see the same dangerous trend jeopardizing our ability to adeq… Continue Reading


08.18.16

Senator David Perdue On President Obama’s Ransom Payment To Iran

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the State Department's admission that the $400 million cash payment to Iran was indeed a ransom for American prisoners: "It is U.S. policy not to pay ransom, but President Obama just admitted he did. Paying $400 million in hard cash only incentivizes Iran to take more hostages. I am outraged that we cannot rely on o… Continue Reading


08.18.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Obama's Largest Single Release Of GITMO Detainees

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released a statement of strong opposition to President Obama's largest release of terrorists from the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: "Time and time again we have seen President Obama trying to make good on political campaign promises at the expense of our national security. This week, President Obama released 15 prisoners to the United Arab Emirates - the largest single release of … Continue Reading


08.15.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Passing Of Gervaise Perdue

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement today on the passing of his mother, Gervaise Wynn Perdue: "It is with great sadness that I announce today the passing of my mother, Gervaise Perdue, who earlier this year celebrated her 90th birthday. As my mother's health declined in the past few months, many of our family and friends across the state have filled her heart with joy, and we thank everyone for their kind support. My mother was a generous woman of gre… Continue Reading


08.09.16

Senators To Secretary Kerry: Taxpayers Deserve Truth On Cash Transfer To Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Mark Kirk (R-IL) are demanding that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry provide the American people with more information on the secret $400 million cash payment to Iran made by the Obama Administration concurrently with negotiations to release several Americans who were wrongfully imprisoned by Iran. "Iran has a long history of fomenting instability and violence throughout the Middle East, posing an existential thr… Continue Reading


08.05.16

Senator David Perdue Congratulates Georgians Participating In 2016 Rio Olympic Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today congratulated the Georgia athletes representing Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which begin tonight with the Opening Ceremony. "The athletic ability of our Olympic athletes is staggering. In a time where our world is faced with turmoil, it is inspirational to see countries come together to enjoy our shared love of sports and comradery. Bonnie and I wish our fellow Georgians and Team USA the best of luck, and we hope to see seve… Continue Reading


08.04.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Obama’s Dangerous Clemency

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after President Obama reduced prison sentences for 214 felons-of which approximately one in four are serving time for criminal gun charges: "Law abiding Americans are apoplectic with the lack of law and order we have seen during President Obama's tenure. Yesterday, President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 convicted felons-including 67 who were serving life senten… Continue Reading


08.04.16

Senator David Perdue: Obama’s Dangerous Dealings With Iran Read Like A Movie Script

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after The Wall Street Journal reported the Obama Administration secretly sent $400 million dollars to Iran in exchange for Americans held in Tehran: "President Obama's dangerous dealings with Iran read like a movie script. If this wasn't a taxpayer funded ransom for Americans, why would President Obama have sent $400 million to Iran in an unmarked cargo… Continue Reading


08.01.16

Senator David Perdue Announces August Mobile Office Hours

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced mobile office hours for the month of August. 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 we are… Continue Reading


07.15.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Terrorist Attack In Nice, France

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice, France: "Again, France is experiencing another unconscionable tragedy. It is chilling to witness these occurrences across the world, seemingly without an end in sight. America will continue to stand in solidarity with the people of France, our longtime ally. It is time for our country, and the international community, to double down on efforts to elimin… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Senator David Perdue Blasts Democrats’ Political Showmanship On Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the floor to highlight the Senate Democrats' obstructionism when it comes to providing for our country's national defense, and to call on Congress to break through the gridlock and protect our women and men in uniform. Click here to view the speech or on the image below. Transcript: "We are at a very critical juncture during this Congress and indeed in our country. What I want to talk about today is the nonsense that's going… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Senator David Perdue Highlights Dangerous Iran Deal On One Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today highlighted the belligerent actions we have seen from Iran since President Obama finalized his nuclear deal with the rogue nation. Click here to watch the remarks or click on the image below. "Here we are within the first 12 months of the Iran Deal and here is what we know about Iran's behavior: seven ballistic missile launches, harassment of U.S. forces, and not only the Navy sail… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Senators Call On Secretary Kerry To Snap-Back Sanctions After German Intelligence Detects Over 100 Iranian Nuclear Procurement Attempts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) are calling on Secretary Kerry to investigate Iran's illicit behavior and to re-impose sanctions on Iran for its extensive nuclear and missile procurement attempts in Germany likely related to weapons of mass destruction which, if confirmed, a… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Foreign Relations Subcommittee Chairman David Perdue Holds Hearing On Foreign Aid Public-Private Partnerships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today led a hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development on the role of public-private partnerships in foreign aid. A key witness included Georgia company Coca-Cola. Click here to watch or click on the image below. "As a member of both the Budget Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, I have a unique perspective on ho… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Senator David Perdue Introduces Bill To Improve Security Of Classified Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, along with Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), today introduced the Securing Our Secrets (SOS) Act of 2016 to end some of the most egregious security weaknesses at the State Department. The SOS Act would explicitly prohibit all State Department officials from using private email accounts and servers to handle sensitive and classified i… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On CBO’s 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which projects the United States would face steadily increasing federal debt over the next 30 years-reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country: "The CBO is again exposing how Washington's financial irresponsibility threatens our ability to fun… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On This Week’s Tragedies

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the tragedies in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas: "As Americans we have lived through a week of horrific and senseless violence. We mourn for the victims, pray for their families, and stand with the brave women and men working to protect our communities. "In the face of tragedy, Americans have always stood united. It's now time that we come together as a country. For too long we have let ourselves… Continue Reading

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