Press Releases

04.07.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On President Obama’s New Retirement Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's decision to issue a regulation that limits Americans' access to retirement investment advice: "Costly and confusing regulations have become an unfortunate legacy of the Obama Administration. One of the newest rules President Obama wants to impose will reduce the retirement savings options and the breadth of products relating to how middle-class Americans save for … Continue Reading


04.05.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Latest Terrorist Transfers From Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the Obama Administration transferred two more terrorists from Guantanamo Bay: "As his term comes to an end, President Obama is attempting to circumvent the law and ignore Congressional intent, once again, in order to fulfill a campaign promise at the expense of our national security. The two Libyan detainees are being resettled into prisons in S… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Senator David Perdue Probes State Department Over Recent Iranian Missile Launches

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today probed the State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas Shannon about recent Iranian ballistic missile tests and whether these actions violate U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231, the international resolution that codifies President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Senator Perdue's questions come days after Obama Administration officials failed to call Ira… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Continue to Challenge President Obama’s Immigration Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined a group of 43 Senators in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the legal challenge against President Obama's immigration overreach. On April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the lawsuit filed by Georgia and a majority of states challenging the Obama Administration's 2014 attempt to unilaterally grant legal status to millions of immigrants. "President Oba… Continue Reading


03.31.16

Senator David Perdue Announces April Mobile Office Hours

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


03.30.16

Senator David Perdue Releases Video: “Guiding Budget Principles”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released a video entitled "Guiding Budget Principles," where he talks directly to Georgians about Washington's broken budget process and highlights potential guiding principles Congress should consider going forward. This is the second installment in Senator Perdue's budget video series on the national debt. View the first video "Four Words Rarely Heard In Washington" here. Click here to watch th… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on Obamacare Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the sixth anniversary of Obamacare and the need to fully repeal and replace the flawed law with common-sense health care solutions that would empower patients, not Washington bureaucrats: "It has been six years since Washington took over our health care system - one-sixth of our nation's economy - and the results have been disastrous for individuals and families across the country. Americans ha… Continue Reading


03.22.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on Brussels Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium: "Our prayers go out to the people of Belgium as they deal with terrorist attacks in their nation's capital. Too often, the world has witnessed violence at the hands of radical terrorists, and this ruthless enemy must be stopped. Our nation stands with our friend and ally, Belgium, to bring those responsible for t… Continue Reading


03.18.16

Senator David Perdue Receives Award For Protecting Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) this week was presented with the Taxpayer Super Hero Award from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) for his work to cut wasteful spending and make government more accountable to taxpayers. "Georgians sent me to the United States Senate to make government more accountable to taxpayers and tackle the two crises facing our nation: the debt crisis and global security crisis," said Senator Perdue. "I am honored to receive … Continue Reading


03.17.16

Senator David Perdue: It’s The Principle, Not The Individual

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today explained why his decision to withhold consent on a Supreme Court nominee is a principled decision to preserve this nomination process and the integrity of the nominee. Click here to view the speech or on the image below. Transcript: "Regarding the vacancy on the Supreme Court, many of our colleagues in the minority party have said the same things that we are saying today. Let's stop kidd… Continue Reading


03.17.16

Senator David Perdue Condemns Atrocities Occurring At The Hands Of ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Secretary Kerry confirmed ISIS' brutal actions in Syria are, in fact, genocide: "On too many occasions, the U.S. has been slow to act while thousands of innocent people have been massacred because of their nationality, ethnicity, or religion. It is tremendously important that today, our nation condemns the atrocities that are occurring at the hands of I… Continue Reading


03.16.16

Senator David Perdue: Balancing The Budget Should Not Be A Partisan Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary and Budget Committees, continues to advance an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget-a top priority of Georgians. "To address our exploding debt crisis, we must make many changes to Congress' current budget process, and a good starting point would be passaging a Balanced Budget Amendment," said Senator Perdue. "When Washington spends more money than it brings in, … Continue Reading


03.16.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Supreme Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after President Obama announced his nomination to the Supreme Court: "The Constitution is clear: the President shall nominate judges to the Supreme Court, but the power to grant, or withhold, consent of such nominees rests exclusively with the United States Senate. What's at stake here is the balance of our nation's highest court and the direction of our countr… Continue Reading


03.15.16

Senator David Perdue: We Have A Moral Obligation To Protect Unborn Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and proud father and grandfather, released the following statement urging the Senate to advance two bills that protect life: "We have a moral obligation to protect unborn life, and it is unconscionable that federal law currently permits unborn babies to feel such unimaginable pain. It is likewise reprehensible that we would even have to require doctors to save every newborn's life. Every child is a b… Continue Reading


03.14.16

Senator David Perdue Opposes Confirmation of Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), the son of two school teachers and advocate for less federal control of education, released the following statement after voting against the confirmation of John B. King, Jr. as Department of Education Secretary: "After making some progress on stopping the federal government from mandating one-size-fits-all education standards, we cannot turn back the clock by empowering one of Common Core's biggest supporters. Instead, Georgians want to see … Continue Reading


03.11.16

Senator David Perdue Calls For Unity With EU On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry expressing his concern over the pending renewal of the European Union's (EU) sanctions against Russia for its illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine. Continuing his efforts to address global security concerns, Senator Perdue attended the Munich Security Conference this year where the pending renewal of EU sanctions on… Continue Reading


03.11.16

Senator David Perdue Announces Veterans Information Expo

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced his inaugural Veterans Information Expo on March 22, 2016. The free event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia. "Our veterans made incredible sacrifices while fighting for our freedom and it is our priority to assist them at every opportunity," said Senator Perdue. "At this Expo, veterans and their families will have the opportunity to meet with members of my team who specialize … Continue Reading


03.10.16

Senators Perdue, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Cybersecurity Coordination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the State and Local Cyber Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to promote better coordination of cybersecurity efforts between state, local, and federal governments. "Cyberwarfare is the new frontier for foreign governments and hackers to threaten our national security," said Senator Perdue, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "Anonymous attacks have already stolen Americans' persona… Continue Reading


03.10.16

Foreign Relations Committee Approves Senator David Perdue’s Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Economic Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) to strengthen the economic accomplishments of the U.S.-Israel economic partnership and support new agreements for collaboration across a variety of sectors within the technology sphere. "At a time when so many in the world are trying to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel, it is important to highlight the importance of our relationship with… Continue Reading


03.08.16

Senator David Perdue Releases Video: “Four Words Rarely Heard In Washington”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released a video, "Four Words Rarely Heard In Washington," where he talks directly to Georgians about how Washington attempts to pay its bills and continues to add to the debt. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "Folks, I decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I recognized we've got a major crisis on our hands. We are well past the tipping point in this… Continue Reading

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