Press Releases


Honoring Georgia’s Law Enforcement Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. - To commemorate National Police Week, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement to pay tribute to Georgia's law enforcement community and honor the eight Georgians killed in the line of duty in 2015: "During National Police Week, it is important we pause and reflect on the sacrifices our brave police officers make to keep us safe. We also take pause this week to remember the brave officers we have lost in the line of duty and lift their families up in p… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Fights For Army Airfield Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) offered an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill asking the U.S. Army to offer a plan to modernize its aging airfield hangars like the Apache hangars at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, and other military installations across the country. "During my visit to Hunter Army Airfield last year, I saw firsthand the aging condition of our hangars and this continues to be a serious problem across the… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: It Is Essential That We Address Zika Responsibly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after supporting an amendment to responsibly fund Zika research by redirecting funding from other programs to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several of our nation's leading research facilities: "Zika is a serious public health risk facing the U.S. right now and it is essential that we address it responsibly. In my home state of Georgia, some of our country's leading researchers located at t… Continue Reading


Senators Demand President Obama Fire Top Advisor For Iran Deal Deception Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), John Cornyn (R-TX), and John Barrasso (R-WY) in calling for the dismissal of President Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, after he admitted to misleading Congress and the American people about U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations and the Obama Administration's dangerous nuclear deal with Iran. "We are deeply disturbed to read Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben R… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Obamacare Ruling Is A Resounding Victory For Our Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled that the Obama Administration has been improperly funding an Obamacare program: "This ruling is a resounding victory for our Constitution. The Founding Fathers purposefully created three separate branches of government with three clear roles, and for too long, we have seen President Obama overstep his authority and insert Washington into every aspect o… Continue Reading


Georgia Congressional Delegation Fights For Georgia Defense Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) were joined today by U.S. Representatives Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), Hank Johnson (D-GA-04), Austin Scott (R-GA-08), and Tom Graves (R-GA-14) in urging two key U.S. Air Force officials to consider locating new missions at Georgia military bases while also voicing their opposition to premature divestment of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, saying it could jeopardize our nation's close-air support capabil… Continue Reading


President Signs Senator David Perdue's Bill To Stop ISIS From Selling Looted Artifacts Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and an original co-sponsor, released the following statement after President Obama signed into law the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act: "ISIS is raiding the cradle of civilization-destroying cultural property and selling artifacts on the black market-to help fund its reign of terror and purge the Middle East of non-Islamic history. Similar crimes have been committed t… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Releases Video: “Putting The Debt In Perspective”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released a video entitled "Putting The Debt In Perspective," where he talks directly to Georgians about the real costs associated with Washington's skyrocketing debt. This is the third installment in Senator Perdue's budget video series on the national debt. View the first video entitled "Four Words Rarely Heard In Washington" and the second video entitled "Guiding Budget Principles." Click here … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: America Needs To Lead Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, today on Bloomberg TV highlighted our country's two-pronged crisis-our skyrocketing federal debt and growing global security crisis. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Taking A Business Approach To Washington: "What's different is that in business, you get a return on the investment or you don't make it. You use equity and debt to fund those investments.… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Applauds Senate Passage of Long Overdue State Department Authorization Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan U.S. Department of State Authorization Act of 2016 and the committee's passage of the State Department authorization bill for fiscal year 2017: "This bipartisan authorization is long overdue but it is encouraging amidst all of the dysfunction in Washington. We were able to come together and reassert Congressi… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue’s Resolution To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Economic Partnership Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) bipartisan resolution to strengthen the U.S.-Israel economic partnership passed the U.S. Senate this week unanimously. The resolution, S. Res. 383, was introduced by Senator Perdue and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Chris Coons (D-DE) on March 1 and approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 10, 2016. "The U.S.-Israel partnership is a vital economic alliance and I'm encouraged this resolution passed the U.S. Senate," said Se… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement on Revised Criminal Leniency Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the revised version of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, legislation that would still let dangerous felons, like Wendell Callahan, out of prison early: "Responsible changes to the federal criminal justice system should not allow dangerous felons, many of whom have multiple prior convictions for violent crimes, out of prison early. Under the … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Our Debt Crisis Is Directly Impacting Our Ability To Protect Our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, today highlighted the impact the federal debt crisis is having on our country's ability to support our military and protect our nation. Transcript: "The primary role of Congress is to responsibly fund the federal government. To do that, we must set clear national priorities that we can financially support. All too often, the process of setting - and then sticking to these nati… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Outlines Spending Cuts To Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, offered an amendment to cut increases in spending in the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Senator Perdue opposed Washington's grand bargain negotiated by Congressional Leaders last fall that increased government spending, and he will continue to outline sensible cuts to lower government spending throughout the overall appropriations process. Senator Perdue's amendme… Continue Reading


Georgia Delegation Highlights Importance of Robins Air Force Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), along with U.S. Representatives Austin Scott (R-GA-08) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), today reaffirmed their commitment to serving Robins Air Force Base at the first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional breakfast. The Georgia Congressional Delegation members were joined at the Washington, D.C., event by leaders of Robins Air Force Base and the surrounding communities to discuss both the military and economic va… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Strengthened Security Assistance To Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are urging the Obama Administration to support a long-term agreement with Israel to ensure our strongest ally in the Middle East has the resources necessary to defend itself. In a letter sent to President Obama, Senators Isakson and Perdue emphasized the need to extend the current agreement between the United States and Israel, called a "Memorandum of Understanding,… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Hosts Purple Heart Ceremony To Honor WWII Veteran

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today hosted a Purple Heart Ceremony honoring World War II veteran Franklyn Lewis Snyder, who was posthumously awarded a long-overdue Purple Heart for wounds he received during his military service. Senator Perdue presents Bob Snyder, Linda Simpson, and Don Simpson with Mr. Snyder's Purple Heart decoration, Purple Heart certificate, and an American flag flown in his honor above the U.S. Capitol. View more pictures here. Mr. Snyder, a navigator f… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Announces May Mobile Office Hours

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


Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight To Make Port of Savannah Top Priority For Army Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today offered an amendment to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding legislation that will ensure critical water infrastructure projects, like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, remain a top priority. The Port of Savannah is the fastest-growing port in the country and a top economic development project for Georgia. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project was originally authorized in the Water Resources and Developmen… Continue Reading


Senators Urge State Department To Confront Those Seeking To Disrupt Haiti’s Democratic Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to use every tool at his disposal to ensure Haiti completes its presidential elections process and punish those who disrupt the elections for their own interests. On Friday, Haiti's second round of presidential elections was postponed yet again, leaving Haiti without a clear path forward for a duly elected president or complete federal government to be put … Continue Reading

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