Press Releases

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


12.03.15

Senator David Perdue Votes To Send Flawed Obamacare Law Back To President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after taking action to repeal Obamacare and send the flawed law back to President Obama's desk: "Obamacare is a fundamentally flawed law that put our health care system-one-sixth of our nation's economy-under government control and the consequences have been disastrous. The law has driven up costs, eliminated health care choices, forced rural hospitals out of business, created a doctor shortage, and faile… Continue Reading


12.02.15

Senator David Perdue: It’s Time To Send Broken Obamacare Law Back To President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted the failures of Obamacare and the flawed law's impact on Americans' health care choices and insurance costs. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "I rise to speak today about a massive expansion of government that was fundamentally flawed from the start: the Affordable Care Act, or better known as Obamacare. In the past 100 years, we have had three super majorities, all Democratic. The first … Continue Reading


11.18.15

Senator David Perdue Calls on Washington to Address Crises Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today condemned recent terrorist attacks by ISIS and called on Washington to address our global security crisis, which is underpinned by our debt crisis, immediately. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "I rise today to speak about our persistent global security crisis, but I also want to connect how our national debt crisis affects that crisis. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' families of t… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Vote to Stop EPA’s Energy Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the passage of two resolutions that will prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing new energy regulations that could raise the cost of living for hardworking taxpayers and turn back the clock on America's energy independence. The first resolution of disapproval, S.J.Res.24, passed by a vote of 52-46 and stops the EPA from implementing its newest requirement that existing coal… Continue Reading


11.16.15

COMBATING TERRORISM: Clear Strategy Against ISIS Still Needed from President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding President Obama's comments today on ISIS: "President Obama continues to miss the mark when it comes to combating ISIS. Coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris and around the world prove that the threat from ISIS continues to grow. These attacks demonstrate that ISIS has not been contained in their ability to wage war against the West and will stop at… Continue Reading


11.13.15

Senator David Perdue Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Paris

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris, France: "I strongly condemn the ruthless acts of violence the world witnessed tonight in Paris. Any type of terror, especially of this magnitude, against our allies will not be tolerated. All Americans stand with the people of France against such evil and join them in bringing the perpetrators to justice." UPDATED INFORMATION: For Georgians in Paris needing a… Continue Reading


11.13.15

Senator Perdue Announces West Central Georgia Field Representative

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) today announced Kathy Burns as his West Central Georgia Field Representative. Burns, a small business owner and active volunteer, will represent the senator at events and meetings in 15 counties. They stretch from Muscogee County, including Ft. Benning, to Crisp and Upson counties. "Kathy is the ideal representative for the west central region of Georgia," Perdue said in a statement. "Kathy and her husband have been stationed at Fort Benning in Colum… Continue Reading


11.13.15

Senator Perdue Announces Southeast Georgia Field Representative

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced Blake Raulerson as his Southeast Georgia Field Representative. Raulerson, a native of Blackshear, Georgia, will represent the Senator at events and meetings in 27 counties including Screven, Chatham, Glynn, and Ware. "Blake is a sharp young man," said Senator Perdue. "He's a hard worker and I'm glad to have him as a part of my team." "It's an honor to work for Senator Perdue in Southeast Georgia," added Raulerson. "Senator Perdue … Continue Reading


11.13.15

Senator Perdue Announces Northeast Georgia Field Representative

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced Andrew Seaver as his Northeast Georgia Field Representative. Seaver, a graduate of the University of Georgia, will represent Senator Perdue at events and meetings in 25 counties including Clarke, Stephens, and Union. "Andrew brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the team," said Senator Perdue. "Given his strong commitment and volunteer activity, I am certain he will be an exceptional representative for our team."… Continue Reading


11.13.15

Senator Perdue Announces Metro Atlanta Field Representative

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced Mark Smith as his Metro Atlanta Field Representative. Smith, a recent Morehouse College graduate, will represent the Senator at events and meetings in 8 counties including Fulton, DeKalb, and Henry. "I was excited to have Mark join our team immediately upon graduating Morehouse," said Senator Perdue. "It is a priority of mine to represent every Georgian, and Mark's ability to connect with young people makes this priority a reali… Continue Reading


11.12.15

Senator David Perdue Announces Field Staff to Serve People of Georgia

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced the appointments of his state field team to represent Georgia in the United States Senate: "Georgians sent me to Washington to tackle our nation's toughest issues and we have selected a skilled team to accomplish this goal," said Senator Perdue. "This field team shares my desire to make a difference and work together to represent Georgians from all parts of our state." Jennifer Hayes, Director of Constituent Services and Central Sa… Continue Reading


11.11.15

Senator David Perdue Veterans Day Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement commemorating Veterans Day: "Together, Georgians and Americans across the country recognize the sacrifices our veterans have made for our freedoms. These American heroes answered the call of duty, fought in the trenches, and stared down the enemy. They established democracies, defended liberty, and freed others from tyranny. No one understands the true price of freedom more than our veterans, and it is our nati… Continue Reading


11.10.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on President Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement about President Obama's proposed plan to transfer Guantanamo Bay terrorists to prisons within the United States: "Transferring the world's most dangerous terrorists to our homeland is unsafe and will unnecessarily put our communities in danger. These terrorists have made it their mission to harm Americans, kill our troops, and attack our very way of life. Moving terr… Continue Reading


11.10.15

Senator David Perdue: It is Our Nation’s Duty to Fulfill the Promises Made to Our Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: "It is our nation's duty to fulfill the promises made to our veterans, and provide our active duty soldiers with the tools and training they need to succeed. Our servicewomen and men deserve quality health care, modern military facilities, and workforce training to help them… Continue Reading


11.06.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Statements on Administration’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statements after President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline: "President Obama has made the wrong decision for America by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline," said Senator Isakson. "Today's action means that we will be missing the opportunity to be an energy-independent nation. The American people are still struggling in today's economy, and they expect and deserve Washington to cut … Continue Reading


11.06.15

Senator David Perdue Seeks Action to Deal with Avian Influenza Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined nine senators urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to update the USDA's Fall 2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Preparedness and Response Plan to address several important issues. "Georgia is the number one broiler producer in the country, which means one case of avian influenza could greatly impact our state's economy," said Senator Perdue. "Fortunately, we have not seen an … Continue Reading

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