Press Releases

12.10.16

Senator David Perdue: Water Infrastructure Critical To Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a water resources bill that supports some of Georgia's top priorities like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project: "Water infrastructure is critical to our overall economic growth. In order for us to compete globally, our ports, waterways, and transportation corridors must be maintained and expanded in a timely manner. Our ports are also on the front lines when it comes to prot… Continue Reading


12.10.16

Senator David Perdue: I Have Heard Every Excuse Under The Sun

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed another short-term funding patch, instead of fully funding the federal government until the end of the fiscal year: "Here we go again. For the 19th consecutive year, Washington has not funded the federal government on time. As the current continuing resolution is expiring in the midnight hour, Congress is once again trying to pass a temporary fix three months after the beginni… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Senator David Perdue Supports Military’s Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, sending the critical legislation to President Obama for his signature: "Our troops put their lives on the line for our country, and I will always support their brave work. Today, we are sending President Obama a bipartisan bill that addresses our military's needs by streamlining our defense acquisition process, preventin… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Senator David Perdue Supports Effort To Boost Medical Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which lays the foundation for the next generation of cures and treatments for life threatening diseases, opioid addition, and mental illness: "Too many of us have watched our loved ones fight cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and various other life threatening diseases. Medical researchers, many of them in Georgia, are hard at work developing lifesavi… Continue Reading


12.06.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Study Revealing Costly Pentagon Bureaucracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on a study produced last year by the Defense Business Board, which revealed the possibility of saving $125 billion of bureaucratic waste at the Pentagon over five years: "It's disappointing to learn that a recent study exposing inefficiencies in our military's bureaucracy was not brought forth to the public. These findings are not surprising, however,… Continue Reading


12.02.16

Senator David Perdue Discusses The Future Of The Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this week discussed the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court and urged his colleagues to remember the integrity of the advice and consent process. Click here to view the speech or click on the image below. Transcript: "I rise today to discuss the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court, where we've been on this issue, and what needs to happen next year when our next president is sworn i… Continue Reading


12.01.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Extension Of Iran Sanctions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to reauthorize and extend the Iran Sanctions Act: "President Obama never should have waived key sanctions on Iran. Before the ink was dry on his dangerous nuclear deal, the rogue nation test-fired ballistic missiles and accumulated excess heavy water, which could be used for making plutonium bombs. Since then, Iran has continued to threaten our strategic allies in the Middle Ea… Continue Reading


11.30.16

Isakson, Perdue, Carter Applaud Army Announcement For Fort Stewart

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-1) today applauded the decision by the U.S. Army to create a new Armor Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart in Hinesville. The Army will convert 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team to an Armor Brigade Combat team. The conversion is set to begin in summer 2017. This will be the second Armor Brigade Combat team located at Fort Stewart. Currently there are nine activ… Continue Reading


11.29.16

Senator David Perdue Statement Secretary Elaine Chao Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement on media reports that President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to head the U.S. Department of Transportation: "It is no secret that our nation's transportation infrastructure is in need of repair and I can think of no one better than Secretary Chao to oversee the modernization of our roads, airways, and bridges. Her experience as Secretary of Labor and Deputy S… Continue Reading


11.29.16

Senator David Perdue Discusses President-elect Trump’s 100-Day Plan On CNBC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today on CNBC's Squawk Box highlighted some of the priorities he intends to work on with President-elect Donald J. Trump to change the direction of our country. Click here to watch the video or click on the image below. Changing Directions: "I think realistically we're going to get after Obamacare. [President-elect Trump] said that and I think that's possible. We've got to do a budget to get there. I think we're going to go after some of t… Continue Reading


11.29.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Congressman Tom Price Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement on media reports that President-elect Donald J. Trump has chosen U.S. Representative Tom Price (R-GA-06) to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Tom is a fellow Georgian who understands that we need to stop Washington's takeover of our health care system. As a doctor, he is seen as a leading voice on health care policy and has a common-sense plan to replace Obamacare that will lower costs… Continue Reading


11.22.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Visit To Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Judiciary Committees, today issued the following statement about his visit yesterday to the U.S. detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba: "Yesterday, I visited the detention facility at Guantanamo, where I toured the barracks and courtroom and spoke with commanders. One thing was imminently clear to me: it is positively irresponsible to release or transfer the remaining d… Continue Reading


11.18.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Attorney General Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on President-elect Donald J. Trump's nomination of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General: "Jeff's extensive legal career and experience make him a natural fit to lead our nation's Justice Department. His knowledge and dedication to our judicial system have been evident during my work with him on the Senate Judiciary Committee. I look forward to c… Continue Reading


11.10.16

Senator David Perdue Thanks America’s Veterans

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video statement in observance of Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016: Click here to watch the video or click on the image below. Transcript: "We stop today to honor and reflect on the sacrifices and contributions all of our veterans have made for our great country. I wouldn't be standing here today without the dedicated service and commitment, and sacrifices really, of everybody that has worn the uniform. … Continue Reading


10.28.16

Senator David Perdue Announces November Mobile Office Hours

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


10.26.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on Pentagon’s Recoupment of National Guard Enlistment Bonuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a statement regarding the Pentagon's recoupment of cash bonuses awarded to members of the California National Guard: "We simply cannot afford to treat our service members so callously. Recent news of the Pentagon recoupment of National Guard re-enlistment bonuses is yet another disappointing example of why our Department of Defense needs tighter management of its budget, with frequent audits. The retrieval of bonuses given to ou… Continue Reading


10.18.16

Chairman David Perdue Statement On State Department’s Cover-Up Attempt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, today released the following statement after documents revealed a State Department Under Secretary attempted to bribe and "pressure" the FBI to protect then-Secretary Hillary Clinton during the bureau's investigation of her private email server: "The careless and calculated behavior we have seen from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton and her allies at th… Continue Reading


10.13.16

Senators Demand Answers On American Aircraft Sales To Iranian Airline With Ties To Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are pressing the Obama Administration for answers about its decision to approve licenses for the sale of nearly 200 commercial aircraft to Iran Air, an airline the U.S. government sanctioned years ago for transporting rockets and missiles on behalf of Iranian entities known to support terror and regional instability like the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (I… Continue Reading


10.13.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Raise Concerns Over $1.7 Billion Cash Payment To Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) this week raised concerns that the Obama Administration failed to notify top U.S. military officials, including the U.S. Secretary of Defense, about its $1.7 billion cash ransom payment to Iran. The senators also said they are troubled by reports that Iran has funneled this American taxpayer money into its own military budget. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff… Continue Reading


10.12.16

Senator David Perdue: Court Rules CFPB Current Structure Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutionally structured and recommended giving additional power to the president: "The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agrees the CFPB's current structure is unconstitutional and the agency is ripe for abuse. President Obama created this rogue agency under the guise of ensuring … Continue Reading

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