Press Releases

06.15.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight to Dismantle Harmful Water Wars Language in Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), today introduced two amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations measure seeking to dismantle language in the bill that directly attacks the state of Georgia in the longstanding legal water dispute with Florida and Alabama. "We are strongly opposed to the language included in the underlying bill that politicizes an issue that should be resolved between Georgia, Florida and… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Senator David Perdue: Congressional Involvement In State Water Rights Issue Sets Dangerous Precedent

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor to explain his opposition to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017 because of the damaging impact it would have on ongoing water negations between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. "It is not this body's place to try and tip the scales in any way on this matter," said Senator Perdue. "Furthermore, we have already had this fight. This same language was inse… Continue Reading


06.13.16

Georgia Senators Warn Colleagues From Advancing Bill With Harmful Interstate Water Provision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted their strong opposition to any appropriations bill that includes controversial language directly impacting Georgia's water supply and any ongoing water rights litigation between multiple states: "There is report language in the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill that directly interjects this Congress into a tristate water dispute between the state of Georgia, Alabama and Florida that has g… Continue Reading


06.12.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Orlando Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement on the horrific nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida: "My heart breaks for those injured and killed this morning in this horrific act of terror. Bonnie and I join our fellow Georgians in lifting up the victims and their families during this devastating time. We also offer our support to the brave law enforcement officials and the state of Florida as they work to aid the victims and investigate this reprehensib… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Senator David Perdue: Debt Is Undermining Our Ability To Fund National Defense Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, today spoke on the Senate Floor about how the national debt is undermining our ability to fully support out national defense priorities. Click here to view the speech or on the image below. Transcript: "There are only six reasons why 13 colonies got together in the first place, and one of those six was to provide for the national defense. That's what we've been talking abou… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Senator David Perdue Encourages Support For U.S. Military Efforts To Combat Drug Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to encourage support for U.S. military efforts to combat drug trafficking at our southern border and throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Our military plays a critical role in stopping the flow of illegal drugs throughout the Western Hemisphere and we need to support this vital mission," said Senator … Continue Reading


06.07.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Join Resolution To Stop DOL Rule That Will Harm Hardworking Americans, Small Employers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored legislation to stop the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing another aggressive regulation that will harm hardworking Americans and small business owners. "It is regulations such as this one that are hindering economic growth and true recovery in our country," said Senator Isakson, who chairs the Senate labor subcommittee. "This latest overtime pay regulation denies working families the… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Senator David Perdue Introduces Amendments To Improve Fiscal Accountability At Pentagon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, introduced three amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would save taxpayer dollars and hold the Pentagon accountable for its fiscal decisions. "We are past the tipping point in our national debt crisis," said Senator Perdue. "Providing for our national defense is a core responsibility of the government, and we must seek greater accounta… Continue Reading


06.03.16

Senator David Perdue Sends Letter to Secretary Kerry Raising Concerns About International Meeting On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry outlining concerns regarding the Paris Peace Conference that begins today: "Many of those coming to Paris to discuss the conflict have consistently supported one-sided, anti-Israel efforts at the UN and its different agencies. Further, these nations do not enjoy the trust of the Israelis," Senator Perdue wrote in the letter. "Convening this meet… Continue Reading


06.03.16

Senator David Perdue Announces June Mobile Office Hours

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


06.02.16

Senators Perdue, Cotton Call For Full Declassification Review of Guantanamo Detainees’ Terrorist Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Tom Cotton (R-AR), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Director of National Intelligence to complete a declassification review of intelligence reports on previous terrorist activities of former Guantanamo Bay prisoners and make public information on any of the released or … Continue Reading


06.01.16

Senator David Perdue Announces Service Academy Nominees

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced the appointments of 19 Georgia students nominated by his office to the United States Service Academies. On Monday, June 6, 2016, Senator Perdue will be holding a breakfast in honor of the young women and men who have been nominated and offered an appointment to one of the United States Service Academies. "Georgia has a strong military community. We are surrounded by families, friends, and neighbors that have tirelessly served our gr… Continue Reading


05.27.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge TSA to Bring Newly Hired Security Screeners to Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) are calling on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase the number of security screeners at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport-the world's busiest passenger airport. In a letter to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger, the Senators cite hours-long delays at Hartsfield security check points as well as the upcoming increase in summer travel as the critical need for deploying at lea… Continue Reading


05.26.16

Senators Demand DOJ Cease Investigation Into Opponents of President Obama’s Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and David Vitter (R-LA), all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) end its use of law enforcement resources against political opponents of President Obama's energy agenda. "These actions provide disturbing confirmation that government officials at all levels are threatening to wield… Continue Reading


05.26.16

Senator David Perdue Welcomes Georgian Serving As Guest Senate Chaplain

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today recognized Dr. Benny Tate, Senior Pastor of Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia, after he led the morning prayer on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Dr. Tate was the Senate Guest Chaplain for Thursday, May 26, 2016. Watch Dr. Tate's opening prayer here and Senator Perdue's remarks here. Transcript: "I want to take just a moment today to recognize Dr. Benny Tate of Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia, for being here with us and deli… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight To Make JSTARS A National Defense Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have offered two amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) is maintained as a national defense priority. "The Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System platform is the best thing our U.S. military has in its arsenal for the coordination of battle management… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On State Department’s Inspector General Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, today issued the following statement after the State Department Inspector General concluded that then-Secretary Hillary Clinton violated the agency's policies on record-keeping and failed to report handling of classified information: "This report confirms what we have known for some time-there are serious and systemic problems at the State Department th… Continue Reading


05.24.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Overturn President Obama’s Retirement Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement after voting to overturn the Obama Administration's new retirement regulation which limits access to retirement investment advice: "Our country is in the midst of a debt crisis and Americans are concerned about their financial well-being. Instead of limiting investment advice, President Obama and the Department of Labor should be promoting more retirement options for people wanting to save for their future. P… Continue Reading


05.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on Secretary McDonald Comments on VA Wait Times

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement in response to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's comments comparing the length of time veterans wait to receive health care at the VA to the length of time people wait in lines at Disney: "The mere suggestion that a child waiting in line to meet Mickey Mouse is a similar experience to a veteran waiting for a PET scan or prosthetic fitting is offensive and shameful. Unlike the Secretary, I believ… Continue Reading


05.20.16

Senator David Perdue Receives Award For Work To Fix National Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, this week was named a Fiscal Hero by the Campaign to Fix the Debt for his work to improve our nation's fiscal future and address the core drivers of the national debt. Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas presents Senator David Perdue with the Fiscal Hero award. "We are $19 trillion in debt today and on track to near $30 trillion in the next decade," said Senator Perdue. "This mounting debt cr… Continue Reading

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