Press Releases

01.03.17

Senator David Perdue Announces New Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced he will serve on the Armed Services, Banking, Agriculture, and Budget Committees in the 115th Congress. Senator Perdue's role on these powerful committees will help him better serve the people of Georgia. "Georgia has a long tradition of representation on both the Senate Armed Services and Agriculture committees. I am humbled to carry on this legacy and will make it my priority to promote our Georgia values on these key committ… Continue Reading


12.16.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Renaming of Marietta Post Office for Fallen Local Marine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the president's signing of legislation designating the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta as the "Marine Lance Corporal Squire 'Skip' Wells Post Office Building." "It is gratifying to have signed into law this honor for a true hero from my own hometown," said Senator Isakson, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. "The book of John, Chapte… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Senators Perdue, Peters Introduce No Hero Left Untreated Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) last week introduced the No Heroes Left Untreated Act, legislation that would create a pilot program for innovative medical care for veterans. The senators' bill is companion legislation to Congressman Steve Knight's No Hero Left Untreated Act, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 28, 2016. "Our veterans sacrificed everything to defend our freedoms and it is our responsibility to make sure t… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Senator David Perdue Applauds Passage Of State Department Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, today released the following statement regarding bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, which is now headed to President Obama's desk for his signature. "I'm pleased that the Senate and House came together to p… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Isakson, Perdue, Carter Praise Passage Of Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA-01) today praised the bicameral passage of their legislation to reauthorize Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). The bipartisan FLETC reauthorization bill will now to go President Obama's desk for his signature. Reauthorizing our Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers is key to ensuring that our federal law enforcement officials and first responders ar… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Rex Tillerson Nomination As Secretary Of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, today released the following statement regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump's nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State: "While this may seem like a nontraditional choice, after eight years of foreign policy setbacks, we will need to make some bold changes to help … Continue Reading


12.12.16

Georgia Delegation Urges Army To Equip Hunter Army Airfield

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) were joined by U.S. Representatives Buddy Carter (GA-01), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Austin Scott (GA-08), and Tom Graves (GA-14) in urging the U.S. Army to relocate a helicopter battalion stationed in Europe to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia. "As you work through your priorities in the Strategic Portfolio Analysis Review (SPAR), we would appreciate your consideration of Georgia as a means to support the Army… Continue Reading


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

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