Press Releases

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


07.07.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Pay Our Troops & Fund Military Missions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) yesterday voted to fund our military and support their mission to defeat ISIS, protect our homeland, and support our allies: "Last night, Democrats chose to play politics with the bill that funds the Department of Defense. Blocking a bill that funds our troops' paychecks, medical care, and the combat resources they need for their missions, and the fight against ISIS, is downright irresponsible. This is outrageous. It cannot be overlooked that … Continue Reading


07.07.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Streamline Labeling Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after he voted this week to streamline food labeling standards: "The current labeling system is a patchwork of state laws that creates confusion and drives up costs for consumers and manufacturers. A user-friendly national labeling standard will make it easier to sell goods to consumers in states across the country."… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Senator David Perdue Demands State Department Revoke Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, demands that the State Department revoke former Secretary Hillary Clinton's security clearance for her mishandling of classified information and for putting the United States at risk of irreparable injury. "As the head of the State Department, Hillary Clinton was directly responsible for protecting sensitive information and ensuring her employees did… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Senator David Perdue Continues Effort To Protect Americans & End Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement after he voted to defund sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce our immigration laws and to establish mandatory minimums for illegal reentry offenses: "Our country prides itself on being a nation of laws and these laws must be enforced uniformly across the country. Unfortunately, this is not happening. Today, more than 300 cities are needlessly endangering the … Continue Reading


07.05.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Clinton’s Handling Of Top Secret Information

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 regarding the FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal email server: "Secretary Clinton is not above the law and acted with a gross lack of judgment while handling sensitive and classified information. Director Comey and the FBI may not want to bring charges, but most American… Continue Reading


07.02.16

Senator Perdue Statement On Emory Students Killed in Bangladesh Terror Attack

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement about two Emory University students who were taken hostage and killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh: "Innocent people are being massacred across the world at the hands of ISIS. These senseless acts of terror absolutely must come to an end. It is deeply disturbing to hear that two of the victims of the most recent attacks are Emory University students. Bonnie and I are keeping Abinta Kabir, Faraaz Hossain, and their lo… Continue Reading


07.01.16

Senator David Perdue Commemorates Independence Day

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video message in advance of America's 240th birthday: Click here to view the video or click on the image below. Transcript: "Today, we celebrate America's 240th birthday. We honor the memory of our Founding Mothers and Fathers, patriots, and heroes. They stood in the face of tyranny, and against all odds, they prevailed in the fight for our independence. They then established a government like nothing else the w… Continue Reading


07.01.16

Senator David Perdue Announces July Mobile Office Hours

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


06.29.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Istanbul Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the deadly terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Turkey's largest airport: "We continue to show our support for Turkey, our friend and ally. Terrorism has no place in our world and we will continue working with Turkey and all of our allies and partners to target those responsible for this cowardly assault on innocent lives. The sooner we can dismantle the networks of these violent te… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Senator David Perdue Votes Against Washington’s Plan For Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting against Washington's plan to assist the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with its $72 billion debt: "Through irresponsible fiscal policies, the Puerto Rican government has found itself in a very serious financial situation. The Commonwealth needs help tackling its debt situation, but this is not the best solution to solve Puerto Rico's fiscal problems. The deal Congress negotiated with President… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Senator David Perdue: Zika Is A Serious Public Health Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to fund Zika research and benefits for veterans, as well as construction projects for military bases: "The Zika virus is a serious public health risk facing Georgia, the United States, and the world. Since we are in the midst of the summer and mosquito season, it is essential we step up our efforts to combat Zika. After working to make several improvements, the plan I supported in the Senate … Continue Reading


06.28.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Benghazi Committee Majority 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 about the majority report released by the House Select Committee on Benghazi: "This report shows a systemic failure of leadership at the highest level. Four innocent Americans died and no one has been held accountable. The State Department failed to adequately protect Americans serving overseas and failed to plan a… Continue Reading


06.24.16

Senator David Perdue Hosts Georgia Grown Luncheon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) this week hosted a luncheon prepared by Holly Chute, Senior Executive Chef with the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Georgia Grown program. The meal included chicken from Springer Mountain Farms in Mt. Airy, Vidalia Onions, fresh field peas from Calhoun Produce in Ashburn, grits and cornmeal from Riverview Farms in Ranger, and country ham from Pine Street Market in Avondale Estates. Click here to see more photos from the luncheon or click o… Continue Reading


06.24.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On The United Kingdom’s Vote To Exit The EU

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union: "The United States remains a steadfast ally of the United Kingdom. At the same time, the United States is also committed to the member nations of the European Union. I am confident that all of our nations will continue to work together in the face of great global insecurity and unrest. It is also key that the existing European Union members rema… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Prevent Terrorists From Purchasing Guns, While Protecting The Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to prevent terrorists from purchasing guns, while protecting the Constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans. Senator Perdue voted against Senator Susan Collins' (R-ME) amendment and voted to support Senator Ron Johnson's (R-WI) amendment. "We all agree we must keep guns out of the hands of terrorists who wish to destroy our very way of life," said Senator Perdue. "Once again, I voted today to prevent terrorists from purcha… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Supreme Court Decision Blocking Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 4-4 in United States vs. State of Texas, which leaves in place a lower court injunction blocking President Obama's unlawful executive amnesty: "Today's Supreme Court ruling further halts President Obama's executive amnesty and upholds the Constitutional balance of powers. Yet, Americans should not have to rely on the courts to ensure … Continue Reading

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