Press Releases


Senator David Perdue: America Needs To Lead Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, today on Bloomberg TV highlighted our country's two-pronged crisis-our skyrocketing federal debt and growing global security crisis. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Taking A Business Approach To Washington: "What's different is that in business, you get a return on the investment or you don't make it. You use equity and debt to fund those investments.… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Applauds Senate Passage of Long Overdue State Department Authorization Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan U.S. Department of State Authorization Act of 2016 and the committee's passage of the State Department authorization bill for fiscal year 2017: "This bipartisan authorization is long overdue but it is encouraging amidst all of the dysfunction in Washington. We were able to come together and reassert Congressi… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue’s Resolution To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Economic Partnership Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) bipartisan resolution to strengthen the U.S.-Israel economic partnership passed the U.S. Senate this week unanimously. The resolution, S. Res. 383, was introduced by Senator Perdue and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Chris Coons (D-DE) on March 1 and approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 10, 2016. "The U.S.-Israel partnership is a vital economic alliance and I'm encouraged this resolution passed the U.S. Senate," said Se… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement on Revised Criminal Leniency Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the revised version of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, legislation that would still let dangerous felons, like Wendell Callahan, out of prison early: "Responsible changes to the federal criminal justice system should not allow dangerous felons, many of whom have multiple prior convictions for violent crimes, out of prison early. Under the … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Our Debt Crisis Is Directly Impacting Our Ability To Protect Our Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, today highlighted the impact the federal debt crisis is having on our country's ability to support our military and protect our nation. Transcript: "The primary role of Congress is to responsibly fund the federal government. To do that, we must set clear national priorities that we can financially support. All too often, the process of setting - and then sticking to these nati… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Outlines Spending Cuts To Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, offered an amendment to cut increases in spending in the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Senator Perdue opposed Washington's grand bargain negotiated by Congressional Leaders last fall that increased government spending, and he will continue to outline sensible cuts to lower government spending throughout the overall appropriations process. Senator Perdue's amendme… Continue Reading


Georgia Delegation Highlights Importance of Robins Air Force Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), along with U.S. Representatives Austin Scott (R-GA-08) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), today reaffirmed their commitment to serving Robins Air Force Base at the first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional breakfast. The Georgia Congressional Delegation members were joined at the Washington, D.C., event by leaders of Robins Air Force Base and the surrounding communities to discuss both the military and economic va… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Strengthened Security Assistance To Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are urging the Obama Administration to support a long-term agreement with Israel to ensure our strongest ally in the Middle East has the resources necessary to defend itself. In a letter sent to President Obama, Senators Isakson and Perdue emphasized the need to extend the current agreement between the United States and Israel, called a "Memorandum of Understanding,… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Hosts Purple Heart Ceremony To Honor WWII Veteran

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today hosted a Purple Heart Ceremony honoring World War II veteran Franklyn Lewis Snyder, who was posthumously awarded a long-overdue Purple Heart for wounds he received during his military service. Senator Perdue presents Bob Snyder, Linda Simpson, and Don Simpson with Mr. Snyder's Purple Heart decoration, Purple Heart certificate, and an American flag flown in his honor above the U.S. Capitol. View more pictures here. Mr. Snyder, a navigator f… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Announces May Mobile Office Hours

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


Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight To Make Port of Savannah Top Priority For Army Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today offered an amendment to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding legislation that will ensure critical water infrastructure projects, like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, remain a top priority. The Port of Savannah is the fastest-growing port in the country and a top economic development project for Georgia. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project was originally authorized in the Water Resources and Developmen… Continue Reading


Senators Urge State Department To Confront Those Seeking To Disrupt Haiti’s Democratic Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to use every tool at his disposal to ensure Haiti completes its presidential elections process and punish those who disrupt the elections for their own interests. On Friday, Haiti's second round of presidential elections was postponed yet again, leaving Haiti without a clear path forward for a duly elected president or complete federal government to be put … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Joins Senators To Stop Obama’s New Retirement Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) has joined U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and 31 senators in an effort to stop the Obama Administration from implementing its new retirement regulation which will limit Americans' access to retirement investment advice. "President Obama's newest regulation will reduce retirement savings options for families trying to save for their future. For years, Americans have been underemployed and wages have been stagnant. We should be focused on sa… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement On Aviation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Senate reauthorized Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through Fiscal Year 2017: "Over the years, we have seen great advances in aviation and we must consistently examine government guidelines to ensure they allow for competition and encourage innovation. As a business guy, I think these policy changes should have been extended for a more substantial amount of time to provide the industry … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: It Is Time For A Fairer & Simpler Tax Code

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), an advocate for a new, streamlined tax structure that is fairer for all Americans, released the following statement in advance of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Day: "Many Americans dread Tax Day because it reminds us how much money Washington takes from our hard-earned paychecks. Every year, Georgians are forced to deal with the government's archaic tax code that is unfair and overly complex. It is time to finally overhaul our tax code … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Applauds Action To Make Consumer Agency Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the advancement of legislation to make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) more accountable to the American people: "The CFPB is a product of big, misguided government and the American people deserve a closer look at its activities," said Senator Perdue. "Currently, this rogue agency has access to an alarming amount of confidential consumer financial information, including: mortgage, car, and student loan data, as w… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Works To Improve Aviation Bill, Preserve States’ Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) this week worked to extend the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization period one additional year through 2018, and preserve state and local control of drone policies. "People and businesses around the world rely on our country's aviation infrastructure to travel, conduct business, and transport goods," said Senator Perdue. "We need common-sense policies in place to ensure the United States continues to be a leader in aviation. Dur… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Highlights Failures Of President Obama’s Dangerous Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, addressed the failures of President Obama's dangerous nuclear deal with Iran a year after its announcement. Since the Obama Administration finalized this agreement, Iran has launched four ballistic test missiles, violated human rights, and continued to prop up terrorist organizations. Click here to view the speech or on the image below. Transcript: "It was just one year ago, on April 2, … Continue Reading


Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) to ensure that our federal law enforcement officials and first responders are adequately trained for national security events, domestic threats, and combating terrorism. "We are fortunate FLETC is headquartered in Georgia," said Senator Perdue. "Each year, FLETC's facilit… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Cosponsors Legislation To Punish Iranian Belligerence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and vocal opponent of President Obama's dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, recently introduced legislation to impose new sanctions to punish Iran for its belligerent actions and multiple ballistic missile violations. "Since the signing of President Obama's nuclear deal, Iran has test-launched four ballistic missiles with the most recent displaying 'death to Israel' in Hebrew. Iran has violated… Continue Reading

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