Press Releases

01.18.17

Senator David Perdue On Selection Of Governor Sonny Perdue As Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, made the following statement on President-elect Donald J. Trump's pending nomination of his first cousin and former Georgia Governor, George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III, as the Secretary of Agriculture: "I could not be more proud of my cousin, Sonny, for being named the next Secretary of Agriculture. Sonny's executive experience as a two-term Governor of Georgia, the first Republican in 135 years, a… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, today released the following statement after meeting with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of State: "We need to make bold changes to help re-establish American leadership and credibility around the world. President-elect Trump understands that we need someone with an outside perspective and diverse e… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Senator David Perdue Urges Colleagues To Support Dr. Tom Price

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement urging his colleagues to support President-elect Donald J. Trump's nomination for U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, fellow Georgian, Dr. Tom Price: "Dr. Price is a standup individual and we should take comfort in his nomination because he has years of experience working within our nation's health care system. He understands how government intrusion negatively impacts patient care and will work to … Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senator David Perdue Blasts Spurious CBO Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today blasted Senator Chuck Schumer's request for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the repeal of Obamacare, which was requested to distract from Congressional Republicans' efforts to fix our nation's health care system. "This represents the worst of Washington. Senator Schumer's preemptive request does not take into account any of the market driven solutions Republicans have outlined, which would provide greater coverage options… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Take Action To Increase Government Transparency & Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) today applauded the Senate's passage of bipartisan legislation that would increase government transparency and accountability. The legislation was originally introduced by Carter in the U.S. House of Representatives. The GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017, H.R. 72, would provide the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with enhanced tools to oversee federal programs a… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senator David Perdue Announces Banking Subcommittee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a new member of the Senate Banking Committee, today announced his Banking Subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress: Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection; National Security and International Trade and Finance; and Economic Policy. "After spending 40 years in the business world working closely with our job creators and trade partners, I hope to lend a unique perspective to these important debates. We can unleash the full potent… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Announce Two Georgia Students Selected For U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 1 through 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Jacob Timothy Cone, of Thomasville, and Alvin M. Winston, II, of Atlanta, were chosen in a very competitive selection process to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program's "Wa… Continue Reading


01.16.17

Senator David Perdue Statement Honoring The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy: "Today, we honor and reflect upon the courageous life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His words echo through history and touch the hearts of Georgians and Americans alike. It is my hope that as a country we will continue to strive for the kind of peace, justice, and understanding that Dr. King so honorably dedicated his life to." ###… Continue Reading


01.13.17

Isakson, Perdue, Bishop, Scott Reintroduce Legislation to Create Georgia’s First National Historical Park

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) and Austin Scott (R-GA-8) reintroduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to create Georgia's first national historical park. The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017 seeks to expand the current Ocmulgee National Monument from 702 acres to 2,800 acres, to change the name of the park from "Ocmulgee Nat… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Senator Perdue & General Mattis: Debt Greatest Threat To National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today highlighted the dangerous impact our debt has on national security during the confirmation hearing for General James Mattis, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense. Click here to watch or click the image below. Senator Perdue: "General, thank you for your extraordinary lifetime of dedication and commitment in service to our country and your willingness to se… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Senator David Perdue: We Need A Health Care System That Works

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution that sets up the repeal of Obamacare: "Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight. Since President Obama and his Democratic Super Majority crammed this bill through Congress without one Republican vote, we've seen premiums and deductibles increase and choices decrease. Many Americans, like me and my wife, had their insur… Continue Reading


01.11.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Congressman Mulvaney

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today met with Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05), President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget: "Our country is well past the tipping point in this debt crisis, and when Washington's spend now, save later merry-go-round stops, it's not going to be pretty. We need a White House Office of Management and Budget Director who is focused on cutting waste, … Continue Reading


01.11.17

Isakson, Perdue, Graves, Allen Applaud Governor Deal’s New Cybersecurity Investment in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with U.S. Representatives Tom Graves (R-GA-14) and Rick Allen (R-GA-12) today applauded the announcement by Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) to dedicate millions into a new facility in Augusta, that will serve as an additional tool in our defense arsenal and enable Georgia to continue to lead in cybersecurity and economic development. During today's State of the State address, Deal outlined plans to begin constructi… Continue Reading


01.11.17

Senator David Perdue Announces January Mobile Office Hours

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


01.10.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With General James Mattis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today met with General James Mattis, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense: "General Mattis is a highly experienced and decorated military leader. He fully understands the principle of civilian control of the military, which is so important to our democracy. With his experience, I believe General Mattis is the right person given the challenges of our time. His de… Continue Reading


01.06.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Electoral College Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the Joint Session of Congress certified the Electoral College's ballots for President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence: "The American people sent a clear message to Washington: it is time to shake things up. It is time to build consensus and break through the gridlock. We have an enormous moment of opportunity with a new White House and a new Congress to follow through on de… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Georgians Applaud Senator David Perdue’s Key Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Key Georgia groups and industry leaders are applauding U.S. Senator David Perdue's new committee assignments for the 115th Congress: Armed Services, Banking, Agriculture, and Budget. Senator Perdue's role on these powerful committees puts him at the intersection of addressing our national debt crisis and global security crisis. Here's what they are saying: Defense Groups: Perdue Poised To Promote Defense Priorities Governor's Defense Initiative: "This appointment is the best… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Foreign Cyber Threats On Fox News Channel

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a new member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, previewed today's Armed Services hearing on foreign cyber threats and hacking attempts during the 2016 presidential election on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" with Bill Hemmer. Click here to watch or click the image below. Wake-Up Call For America: "What we have here is a wake-up call, in my mind. This is bigger than Russia. It's bigger than this one incident. This is about the … Continue Reading


01.04.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Dr. Ben Carson

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a new member of the Senate Banking Committee, today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development: "Dr. Carson's heart for humanity is very impressive, and he will bring that commitment to this new responsibility to meet our nation's diverse housing and development needs. I look forward to supporting Dr. Carson's nomination and wor… Continue Reading


01.04.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Governor Nikki Haley

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for the Ambassador to the United Nations, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley: "Governor Haley and I had a great meeting today about her vision for America on the world stage and her desire to make the U.N. more transparent to American taxpayers. Governor Haley understands that we are facing a global security crisis and is committed to reversing… Continue Reading

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