Press Releases

07.05.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Congratulate Georgia Recipients Of Presidential Early Career Award For Scientists And Engineers

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) congratulated the Georgia recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. "These Georgia-based scientist… Continue Reading


07.03.19

Senators Encourage Trump Administration To Avoid Another Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is leading a group of 16 senators, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK), to encourage Trump Administration officials to reach consensus with congressional leaders on a two-year budget deal to fully fund the military. In a letter to Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the senators caution that ano… Continue Reading


07.01.19

Senator David Perdue Addresses Camden Partnership At Kings Bay

CAMDEN COUNTY, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services' Seapower Subcommittee, joined The Camden Partnership at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base to discuss passage of the U.S. Senate's annual defense bill, President Trump's National Defense Strategy, and priorities of the Navy and Marine Corps, including on-time completion of the Columbia-class submarine at Kings Bay. Click here or below to download photos. "As home to the Atlantic fleet of the Ohio-class s… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Senator David Perdue At Faith & Freedom: The Price Of Socialism Is Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke about capitalism versus socialism at Faith & Freedom Coalition's 2019 Road to Majority Conference. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Opportunity After Opportunity: "Democrats have had opportunity after opportunity to prove that the socialist way of life will work, and they have failed at every single turn." Focused On Results: "I've got good news for you today: Donald J. Trump is President of the United Stat… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Senators Perdue, Leahy Introduce Farm To School Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Farm to School Act of 2019, which would expand partnerships between farmers and school districts and encourage schools to use more locally-grown produce in students' meals. The legislation builds upon the existing Farm to School program and would provide grant-based funding to procure local foods, establish school gardens, and educate children and families on the importance of healthy foods. "The Farm … Continue Reading


06.28.19

Members of Georgia Delegation Urge Timely, Effective Implementation of Disaster Relief Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) wrote this week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to encourage the Trump administration to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ensure that farmers affected by Hurricane Michael receive needed aid as soon as possible. They applauded Secretary Perdue for his support of disaster aid legislation signed into law on June 6, 2019. The senators were joined in sending the letter by U.S. Representatives… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senators Perdue, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Effort To Ease Burdens On Agricultural Trucking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) are leading a bipartisan effort to level the playing field for the transportation of agricultural products. The Agricultural Trucking Relief Act will expand the definition of an "agricultural commodity" to include horticultural and aquacultural products, promote consistency across all federal and state agencies, and ease regulatory burdens on the trucking industry. This bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy … Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senator David Perdue: Optimism & Consumer Confidence Are High

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss the G20 Summit in Japan, trade negotiations with China, and economic success under President Trump. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Economic Boom: "I'm a business guy. I can tell you for a fact - when you start releasing the onerous regulations that were put forth during the Obama Administration, you get a bump in optimism. That's exactly what we've seen. CEO optimism and consumer c… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senator David Perdue Secures Seapower Priorities In Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, joins U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in praising Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Leading the Seapower Subcommittee, Senator Perdue secured a number of priorities of importance to the Navy and Marine Corps in the annual defense bill. "As our country faces complex threats across the… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senator David Perdue Supports Defense Bill With Georgia Priorities, Exposes Dangers Of Continuing Resolutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, supports the U.S. Senate's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The annual defense bill includes dozens of provisions of importance to Georgia's military community and exposes the dangerous impacts that continuing resolutions have on readiness. Now that the U.S. Senate has approved this authorization bill, Congress will work to… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Senator David Perdue: CBO Report Shows Debt Crisis Is Spiraling Out Of Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which confirms the United States' $22 trillion national debt will continue growing dramatically unless Congress takes action. "The national debt topped $22 trillion this year. We're heading for an absolute catastrophe if we don't address the real causes of future increases to our national debt, which are Social Security,… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Senator David Perdue: We Are Facing A Full-Blown Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the United States Senate's passage of a bipartisan emergency package to address the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border: "We are facing a full-blown humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Last month, over 84,000 family units and 11,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended by border patrol agents. Our agents are doing everything in their power to care for the families and children, but they are completely overwhelm… Continue Reading


06.24.19

Senator David Perdue: Federal Employees Should Be Held To Real-World Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Steve Hilton on Fox News' The Next Revolution to discuss the MERIT Act, his proposal to cut government waste and restore accountability to the federal workforce. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Running Agencies Like A Business: "The MERIT Act takes the same standards applied in the private sector and extends it to all federal agencies. It allows agency directors to remove an employee for cause through due pr… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Senator David Perdue: Border Patrol Agents Are Overwhelmed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need for additional resources to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. Earlier this year, Senator Perdue visited the southern border to meet with border patrol agents and see the crisis firsthand. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Unprecedented Numbers: "The amount of human traffic we're seeing at the border is unprecedented. Last month, 144,000 individuals were appre… Continue Reading


06.21.19

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Conservatives Support Perdue, Loudermilk Push To Restore Accountability In Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Conservative groups are backing U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Congressman Barry Loudermilk's (R-GA-11) proposal to cut government waste and restore accountability to the federal workforce. Under current law, it can take more than a year to fire or replace a federal employee, even for poor performance or misconduct. The MERIT Act would modernize the civil service system by expediting the dismissal of underperforming employees to keep pace with changing workforce needs. … Continue Reading


06.20.19

Senator David Perdue Encourages Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to incentivize healthier living and encourage more physical activity in the United States. The Senator cosponsored the bipartisan Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow Americans to use a portion of pre-tax health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) toward qualified sports and fitness purchases, like gym memberships, fitness equipment, and youth sports league fees. "Having sp… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Senator David Perdue Talks Debt & Funding Crisis With Americans For Prosperity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined a discussion with Americans for Prosperity on federal spending and the national debt crisis. Senator Perdue has worked to tackle our nation's debt since he first came to the Senate and believes America is past the tipping point of the crisis. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Business Perspective: "There's a growing awareness of the national debt around the country. You… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Senator David Perdue Leads Effort To Restore Accountability In Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is leading efforts to cut government waste and ensure the highest performing federal employees are serving the American people. Senator Perdue, along with U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS), reintroduced the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement and Transformation (MERIT) Act, which would modernize the civil service system by expediting the dismissal of un… Continue Reading


06.17.19

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Widespread Support For Senator Perdue’s Plan To Fix Congress’s Broken Funding Process

ATLANTA, GA - Former U.S. Senate leadership and policy groups support U.S. Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) proposal to change Congress's broken funding process. Over the past four years, Senator Perdue has met with policy experts, outside groups, retired Members of Congress, and his colleagues from both parties and chambers to study best practices and highlight the flaws of the current funding process. The Fix Funding First Act is the culmination of Senator Perdue's efforts to change the way Wash… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Senator David Perdue: Funding Process Is An Unmitigated Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the Fix Funding First Act, his solution to change Washington's broken funding process. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: $100,000 Per Second: "Today, we have $22.3 trillion in debt. I just checked. It's going up $100,000 a second as we speak. I have a debt clock in the reception area in my office. That thing spins 24 hours a day. Even more conce… Continue Reading

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