Press Releases

01.15.16

Senators Push President Obama To Punish Iran For Ongoing Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter today to President Obama, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Boozman (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Dan Coats (R-IN), raised concerns about the failure to punish Iran's aggressive behavior and asked for a clear roadmap ahead of the forthcoming implementation of the Joint Comprehensi… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on Release of Guantanamo Detainees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration confirmed the release of 10 Guantanamo Bay terrorists to Oman: "In 2011, President Obama pulled our troops out of Iraq prematurely to fulfill a campaign promise and created a vacuum, which we've seen ISIS exploit. Now, at the end of his second term, President Obama is trying to fulfill another campaign promise that will further jeopardize the security of Americans. Releasing terro… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Isakson, Perdue Announce Students Representing Georgia in U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today announced the selection of two Georgia students to serve as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program that will be held March 5-12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Justin Deal of Dalton, Ga., and Meredith McCain of Johns Creek, Ga., met the rigorous requirements of the program and were chosen to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program's 54th annual Washington Week. … Continue Reading


01.12.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on Iranian Seizure of U.S. Navy Ships and Crew

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Iran seized two U.S. Navy ships and detained the crew: "Iran's detention of ten American sailors is further proof that this dangerous regime is not to be trusted. These Americans are in the custody of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, one of the most hardline groups in Iran. "I am concerned for the safety and well-being of these American sailors, and P… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Senator David Perdue: Washington Needs More Transparency, Not Less

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting for the Federal Reserve Transparency Act: "Washington needs more transparency, not less. An unrestricted audit of the Federal Reserve is long overdue and it should have garnered unanimous support in the Senate today. Our country is currently headed down a dangerous fiscal path, and it is critical that the American people have an opportunity to examine the Federal Reserve's balance sheet and i… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Senator David Perdue Highlights President Obama’s Failed Economic & Foreign Policies Ahead of #LastSOTU

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor ahead of President Obama's last State of the Union address. Click on the image below or click here to watch the video. Transcript: "Tonight, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union Address-a closing argument for his presidency. This president, who promised change, will attempt to point to his Administration's accomplishments as many presidents have done in the past. This wi… Continue Reading


01.06.16

Senator David Perdue: We Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to Ongoing Ties Between North Korea and Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding reports of a hydrogen bomb test by North Korea: "I'm deeply troubled by reports of North Korea testing a hydrogen bomb yesterday. If confirmed, this test will serve as another example of President Obama's failed foreign policy. This is a sobering and stark reminder of the true consequences our country and allies face when this president shows weakne… Continue Reading


01.05.16

Senator David Perdue Calls on President to Reprimand Iran for Ruthless Behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on President Obama to punish Iran for its recent violations of international agreements: "It is outrageous that President Obama has yet to punish Iran for not one - but two - ballistic missile test launches that were in direct violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In fact, Iran's actions have gone unpunished for months now. The Obama Administration's decision to… Continue Reading


01.05.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on President Obama’s Latest Executive Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after President Obama announced several new executive actions: "President Obama is again attempting to use executive action to govern, only this time he is threatening the Second Amendment. Any changes to our nation's gun laws deserve serious public debate and must protect the rights of law-abiding citizens. Understandably, Georgians and citizens across the country want us to do all that we can to prevent… Continue Reading


12.29.15

Senator David Perdue: 2015 A Year in Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today shared a look at his first year in the United States Senate through a series of behind-the-scenes photos. View and download the full gallery of photos here. 1) January 6, 2015: Taking the Oath of Office with my wife, Bonnie, and my father's bible to represent the people of Georgia in the United States Senate. 2) January 17, 2015: Feeling at home during my ceremonial swearing in at the Bibb County Courthouse in Macon, Georgia. (Photo C… Continue Reading


12.18.15

Senator David Perdue Fights For Georgia Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the passage of the appropriations package for the remainder of fiscal year 2016: "When it came to funding the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2016, I'm proud the Georgia Delegation stood together to advance Georgia priorities. The Georgia Delegation along with Governor Deal worked to stop the latest political attempt to intervene in our state's water supply. Additionally, Geo… Continue Reading


12.17.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue: President Obama Should Not Reward Iran’s Bad Behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on the Obama Administration to not lift sanctions on Iran due to the country's recent ballistic missile tests, which United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power determined violate United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1929. In a letter to President Obama, Senators Isakson and Perdue, along with 34 senators expressed their concerns over th… Continue Reading


12.14.15

Senator David Perdue Urges Change of Pace in Fight Against ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Obama's comments on combating ISIS: "Today, President Obama continued to push the same failed set of tactics to fight ISIS. The President said we are hitting ISIS harder than ever, but neglected to tell the American people how he plans to destroy them. The President touted that ISIS has lost 40 percent of the ground it once held in Iraq, b… Continue Reading


12.11.15

Senator David Perdue Applauds Approval of Upgrades for JSTARS Fleet

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Under Secretary for Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics approval of 'Milestone A,' the first recapitalization phase of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) fleet based at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia: "I applaud Under Secretary Kendall's decision to grant Milestone A approval to the JSTARS recapitalization. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and ou… Continue Reading


12.10.15

Senator David Perdue: JSTARS Critical To Countering Global Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted the importance of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) program. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "Today, I rise to speak about how this overlap between our debt crisis and our global security crisis and how it impacts the future of a vital Air Force asset: the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System or JSTARS, as they call them. I just visited with Team JST… Continue Reading


12.09.15

Senator David Perdue Questions FBI Director About ISIS Link in San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) questioned Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey about evidence linking ISIS to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino: Click here to watch the exchange or click the image below. Senator Perdue: "Do we have evidence that this was directly connected to ISIS influence in the U.S.?" FBI Director Comey: "There is some indication that they were at least, in part, inspired by I… Continue Reading


12.09.15

SHRINKING WASHINGTON: Voting For Reduction Of Federal Control In Our Classrooms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting for the Every Student Succeeds Act, which gets Washington out of our classrooms and significantly reduces federal control of our education system: "This bill will dramatically shrink Washington's control of education. Georgians have asked Congress to stop the federal government from mandating one-size-fits-all education standards like Common Core and end programs that have bound the hands of … Continue Reading


12.07.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on President Obama’s Address on Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding President Obama's Oval Office address on ISIS and the San Bernardino terrorist attack: "As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I have been calling for a clear strategy from the President to defeat ISIS and we still don't have one. President Obama's failed plan of containment is clearly not working. It is evident that ISIS is committed to harming the West and the United States mus… Continue Reading


12.04.15

Senator Perdue Statement on Crop Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding crop insurance: "After reducing crop insurance by $23 million in the Farm Bill last year, additional cuts should not have been on the table. As Washington often does it makes promises it can't keep. In this case cuts to crop insurance were used to simulate fake savings in the Grand Bargain and then reversed by the highway bill. My commitment to agriculture priorities like crop insurance is stron… Continue Reading


12.03.15

Senator David Perdue: Highway Bill Relies On Washington Budget Gimmicks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the latest highway bill: "Our highways need to be repaired and critical infrastructure projects need long-term certainty, but Washington cannot keep relying on budget gimmicks that leave us worse off down the road. Georgians expected the Senate to spend the past three months developing a serious long-term solution that responsibly fixes our highway-funding problem. Instead, in typical Washington… Continue Reading

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