Press Releases

02.15.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Vote To Protect Second Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to protect the Second Amendment rights of American citizens by halting an Obama Administration rule that requires the Social Security Administration to report the information of some beneficiaries to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), essentially adding them to a list of those who are prohibited from purchasing a gun. "It is essential to ensure that the Social Security Administr… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Senators Urge Secretary Mnuchin To Execute Full Extent Of Sanctions Against North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) in urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to execute the full extent of financial sanctions and targeted financial measures against North Korea allowed under current law. The senators' letter was also signed by U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Pat Toomey (R-PA). "Today, it is reported that Kim Jong-un may be able to strike the West Coast of the United… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Small Business Administrator, Linda McMahon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee to lead the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon: "Small businesses are the engine for job creation right now in this economic turnaround. Linda McMahon has created jobs and managed a successful business. She understands that too much government intrusion can directly impact a business' ability to grow. I'm glad to see another business ow… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Veterans Affairs Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin: "Over the past five years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short in its commitment to our veterans. This is totally unacceptable. Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country and this must never be overlooked or forgotten. Dr. Shulkin understands the… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin: "We are well past the tipping point in this debt crisis and both political parties are to blame so I was glad to see President Trump nominate someone from outside of Washington to help fix our country's financial problems. Steve Mnuchin has a deep understanding of economic policies… Continue Reading


02.10.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the U. S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "After meeting with Judge Gorsuch, it is abundantly clear that he is a principled jurist who will put the Constitution, and the rights of all Americans, at the forefront of any decision he makes. We discussed our country's Founding Principles of economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited gov… Continue Reading


02.09.17

Senator David Perdue Urges Senate To Confirm Dr. Tom Price Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor about the upcoming confirmation vote on President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Transcript: "I rise tonight to support the confirmation of my friend, fellow Georgian, and our next Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Tom Price. I've known Dr. Price personally and worked with him for quite some time. … Continue Reading


02.09.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Announce Additional Troops, Missions Coming To Fort Benning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the decision by the U.S. Army to locate two new missions at Fort Benning that would bring 85 positions to Columbus, Georgia, with room for additional significant growth. "Fort Benning is well positioned to accept these two new missions, and our Columbus community stands ready to welcome with open arms the military personnel and their families who will carry out those missions," said Senator Isakson. "… Continue Reading


02.08.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm Senator Sessions As Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after he voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL): "For the last two years, I had the privilege of working alongside Senator Sessions on critical judicial and legal issues facing our country. His knowledge and dedication to upholding our Constitution and the rule of law have been evident throughout his many years of public service. Senator … Continue Reading


02.08.17

Senator David Perdue Speaks To Business Leaders At Yahoo Finance Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Fortune 500 CEO U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today talked to CEOs and business leaders attending Yahoo Finances All Markets Summit about the impact President Donald J. Trump's 100-day plan would have on the American economy. Click here to watch or click the image below. Job 1: Grow The Economy: "If job one is to grow the economy, I believe we have to look at the reserve requirements for community banks and regional banks because that is stopping the free flow of… Continue Reading


02.08.17

Groups Praise Senators Rational Changes To Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Reforming American Immigration For Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) to reshape our legal immigration system to better meet the needs of our economy, has earned praise from immigration experts and immigration groups. Here's what they are saying: National Review Editors: "[The RAISE ACT] is a carefully crafted, albeit limited, bill that would sharpen America's immigration system so that it ser… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Senators Perdue, Cotton Propose Rational Changes To Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) today unveiled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, legislation that will help raise American workers' wages by restoring legal immigration levels to their historical norms and rebalancing the system toward employment-based visas and immediate-family household members. The RAISE Act would lower overall immigration to 637,960 in its first year and to 539,958 by its tenth year-a 50 percent r… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Senator David Perdue, Parents, & Education Leaders Applaud New Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos and joined educators and parents applauding her commitment to improving access to education and returning education control to states and local school boards. U.S. Senator David Perdue "Both of my parents were school teachers and education is something very dear to me. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students all know that one-size-fits-a… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senators Intervene To Protect Prepaid Accounts From Sweeping Government Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) took action to prevent the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from implementing a sweeping regulation on prepaid accounts, which would impact millions of consumers and stifle growth in the electronic payment marketplace. "If the CFPB wants to continue to impose rules and regulations that im… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Trump Administration Sanctions Against Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded action by the Trump Administration to impose increased sanctions on Iran following this week's reported ballistic missile test by Iran. "We must continue to send a strong message to Iran's leaders that we will not tolerate any kind of destabilizing activity, from sponsoring terrorist groups to continued testing of ballistic missiles," said Senator Isakson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement in support of President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos: "Both of my parents were school teachers and education is something very dear to me. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students all know that one-size-fits-all Washington education standards are not working and it is time to return control back to states and communities. Betsy DeVos shares these same beliefs. S… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses Efforts To Strengthen Refugee Screening Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor about the actions President Donald J. Trump has taken to strengthen our refugee screening process. Click here to view the speech. Transcript "I would like to speak momentarily to the President's recent executive order to strengthen our refugee screening process that he thinks will protect Americans, and I agree with him. The Minority Leader's 'tear-jerking' performance over the past weekend belonged a… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) yesterday applauded President Donald J. Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and urged his colleagues across the aisle to put the integrity of the U.S. Constitution before their political ambitions. Click here to view the speech. Transcript "President Donald J. Trump promised the American people he would nominate an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution to the Supreme Court. He has now kept t… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson: "President Trump is working to make bold changes to re-establish American leadership and credibility around the world. Rex Tillerson will be instrumental in this effort as our new Secretary of State because he's not a Washington bureaucrat. Mr. Tillerson has managed extremely large operations globally and … Continue Reading


02.01.17

Senator David Perdue Announces February Mobile Office Hours

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

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