Press Releases

09.16.16

Senators Urge Administration To Address Trafficking of Synthetic Drugs and Illicit Goods Through Mail Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, regarding the problems of dangerous synthetic drugs and counterfeit goods entering the United States due to weaknesses in international mail security standards. "There are foreign entities that are threaten… Continue Reading


09.16.16

Senator David Perdue Calls for a Stop to Political Games with Military Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) this week spoke on the Senate floor to call out Senate Democrats for putting partisan politics before Americans in uniform around the world. Click here to view the speech or click on the image below. Transcript: Let me share a few highlights of what I've seen just in the press in the last few weeks: "Obama administration again underestimates Islamic State as Afghan affiliate grows into threat." "DC transit police officer charged with a… Continue Reading


09.15.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Modernize Our Nation’s Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to modernize our nation's critical water infrastructure and keep American ports competitive: "Georgia businesses and farmers rely on our state's water infrastructure, like the Port of Savannah and the Port of Brunswick, for interstate and international trade. It is paramount that we maintain our existing water infrastructure and invest in cutting-edge technology that helps our state and coun… Continue Reading


09.14.16

Senators Perdue, Lankford Introduce Legislation To Hold Iran Accountable For Illicit Behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and James Lankford (R-OK), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today introduced the JCPOA Enforcement Transparency Act, which would increase oversight of the Joint Commission, a committee created under the Iran nuclear deal to monitor implementation, and call on the U.S. representative to the Commission to oppose further exemptions for Iran. The Inst… Continue Reading


09.13.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Aim To Keep Politically Divisive Items Out of Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined 15 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to keep unnecessary, controversial political measures out of the National Defense Authorization Act as they conduct conference negotiations. A provision that was opposed by Senators Isakson and Perdue was included in the Senate-passe… Continue Reading


09.13.16

Senators Perdue, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Resolution In Support Of Lebanon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of Lebanon, a country under enormous strain due to the conflict in Syria. The resolution applauds Lebanon's hosting of more than 1,000,000 Syrian refugees and recognizes the direct threat posed by ISIS and the unique political challenges the country faces. It also encourages Lebanon's continued efforts to curb the influen… Continue Reading


09.09.16

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Commemorates 9/11

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Senator Perdue delivered his message beside the memorial honoring the passengers aboard Flight 93 who courageously overtook the hijackers and likely prevented an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Click here or on the image below to view the video. Transcript: "Hi everybody, I'm David Perdue the junior U.S. Senator from Georgia. Toda… Continue Reading


09.09.16

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Working For Georgia

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a video highlighting his visits with Georgians across the state during the month of August. Senator Perdue toured local businesses and spoke to community leaders about the issues most important to Georgia. "We are not talking about the real issues that people back home are so frustrated with. The debt, the economy, jobs. People are hurting and they are struggling to get from payday to payday. That's what they want us to talk about.… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Senator David Perdue: August 2016 In Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today shared a behind the scenes look at his month touring the state of Georgia. View and download the full gallery of photos here. 1) August 16, 2016: Spending time with friends at the Georgia Farm Bureau annual legislative dinner in Locust Grove. 2) August 17, 2016: Taking a tour of Phoenix Air's "Ebola plane," a Gulfstream III with an Aeromedical Biological Containment System, which was used to transport Lassa fever patients. 3) August 17… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Senator David Perdue Calls Attention To Obamacare’s Systemic Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the failure of President Obama's flawed health care law. Click here to view the speech or click on the image below. Transcript: "We just spent several weeks back home in the state working, and I personally spent the last three weeks touring our state from Hahira to Hiawassee. I can tell you this, I get one question out of every group to which I speak and that is, 'What can be done about Ob… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Senator David Perdue Reaffirms Constitutional Right To Withhold Consent For Supreme Court Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, once again spoke on the Senate floor to share why he believes that no Supreme Court nominee should be considered by the Senate before the next president is sworn into office. Click here to view the speech or click on the image below. Transcript: "I've listened to several floor speeches today, and I don't understand it. Here we are again with problems like the debt, Zika virus, funding our milit… Continue Reading


09.07.16

ICYMI: Highlights From Senator Perdue’s Georgia Visits

ATLANTA, GA - Over the past several weeks, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) traveled across the state to meet with Georgians. Senator Perdue discussed his efforts to tackle the national debt and address our global security crisis. Here are some highlights from his trip through the Peach State: GeorgiaPol.com: Senator Perdue Has a Proposal to Fix the Budget Process: Senator Perdue plans to introduce a bill this month to revise the way budgeting, and by extension appropriations, works. The bill … Continue Reading


09.07.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight Obama Administration’s Ransom Payments to Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) co-sponsored the No Ransom Payments Act, which would prohibit the federal government from paying ransom and stop payments to Iran from the U.S. Treasury Department's "judgment fund" until Iran returns the ransom money it received from the Obama Administration and pays American victims of Iranian terrorism what they are owed as required by an April 20, 2016 Supreme Court ruling. "After years of struggle, I was just re… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Senator David Perdue: Zika Funding Should Not Be A Political Fight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked Zika research funding for the third time since the disease was named a public health emergency: "Zika funding should not be a political fight. We should all agree to responsibly fund critical research to combat this disease. Despite Democrats' rhetoric, if they had not blocked this funding, Congress could have acted on Zika months ago. This is a textbook example of the partisan po… Continue Reading


08.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On CBO's Update to Budget and Economic Outlook

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) update to The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026. "Reading these CBO economic outlook reports remind me of the movie Groundhog Day. Each new report paints the same alarming picture for our fiscal future, yet nothing in Washington changes. We continue to see the same dangerous trend jeopardizing our ability to adeq… Continue Reading


08.18.16

Senator David Perdue On President Obama’s Ransom Payment To Iran

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the State Department's admission that the $400 million cash payment to Iran was indeed a ransom for American prisoners: "It is U.S. policy not to pay ransom, but President Obama just admitted he did. Paying $400 million in hard cash only incentivizes Iran to take more hostages. I am outraged that we cannot rely on o… Continue Reading


08.18.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Obama's Largest Single Release Of GITMO Detainees

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released a statement of strong opposition to President Obama's largest release of terrorists from the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: "Time and time again we have seen President Obama trying to make good on political campaign promises at the expense of our national security. This week, President Obama released 15 prisoners to the United Arab Emirates - the largest single release of … Continue Reading


08.15.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Passing Of Gervaise Perdue

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement today on the passing of his mother, Gervaise Wynn Perdue: "It is with great sadness that I announce today the passing of my mother, Gervaise Perdue, who earlier this year celebrated her 90th birthday. As my mother's health declined in the past few months, many of our family and friends across the state have filled her heart with joy, and we thank everyone for their kind support. My mother was a generous woman of gre… Continue Reading


08.09.16

Senators To Secretary Kerry: Taxpayers Deserve Truth On Cash Transfer To Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Mark Kirk (R-IL) are demanding that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry provide the American people with more information on the secret $400 million cash payment to Iran made by the Obama Administration concurrently with negotiations to release several Americans who were wrongfully imprisoned by Iran. "Iran has a long history of fomenting instability and violence throughout the Middle East, posing an existential thr… Continue Reading


08.05.16

Senator David Perdue Congratulates Georgians Participating In 2016 Rio Olympic Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today congratulated the Georgia athletes representing Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which begin tonight with the Opening Ceremony. "The athletic ability of our Olympic athletes is staggering. In a time where our world is faced with turmoil, it is inspirational to see countries come together to enjoy our shared love of sports and comradery. Bonnie and I wish our fellow Georgians and Team USA the best of luck, and we hope to see seve… Continue Reading

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