Press Releases

08.03.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Blast New EPA Energy Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today blasted the Obama Administration's latest announced policy that has the potential to raise the cost of living for hardworking taxpayers through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) newest requirement that existing power plants reduce their emissions by 32 percent by the year 2030. "The Obama Administration continues to pursue policies that will raise the cost of living for hardworking taxpayers, this new… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Senator David Perdue Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 1881, legislation he co-sponsored to defund Planned Parenthood: "As a parent, and now a grandparent, I find these actions unthinkable. Planned Parenthood should not receive any taxpayer money, period. I stand with many Georgians and Americans in the fight to defend life and I will continue to advocate for an immediate and thorough investigation of these disturbing actions." Sena… Continue Reading


07.30.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on Highway Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a three-month highway bill: "The gridlock that held up the highway bill exemplifies why Georgians are so frustrated with Washington. I continue to support funding critical infrastructure, but we must do so responsibly. For too long, Washington insiders have ignored our $18 trillion national debt and have wasted time on priorities that don't match those of the American people… Continue Reading


07.29.15

Georgia Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Prioritize Savannah Harbor Project

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with the entire Georgia U.S. House of Representatives delegation, today urged the administration to make the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project a top priority for its fiscal year 2017 budget recommendations. In a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Georgia congressional delegation called for the Army Corps of Engineers to match its budget request with the public commitments for federal … Continue Reading


07.29.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Introduce Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with 22 Senate Republicans, this week introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. This legislation, S.1881, comes in light of the gruesome video footage detailing Planned Parenthood's role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies. The Senate is expected to vote on this legislation next week. "The government should not be funding Planned Parenthood or any abortions in the first place," said Sena… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Senator David Perdue Calls To Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement regarding the release of additional undercover videos about Planned Parenthood: “These gut-wrenching videos underscore the serious nature of the situation. As a parent, and now grandparent, I find these actions unthinkable. Planned Parenthood should not receive any federal funding, period. I will continue defending life and I join many Georgians and Americans in calling for an immediate investigation of t… Continue Reading


07.27.15

Conservative Senators Fight For Fiscally Responsible Highway Bill Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), along with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), co-sponsored a fiscally responsible amendment to the highway funding bill, which simply matches the authorization period with the available funding. As written, the highway bill authorizes six-years of spending but only provides three-years of funding. “We should only be planning to fund what we can pay for, plain and simple. I want to thank Senator Perdue for offering this… Continue Reading


07.27.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted against tying the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank to the highway bill: “America’s economic leadership drives growth and innovation around the world. As a businessman who has lived and worked overseas, I understand the need for increasing trade and expanding American exports into emerging markets. In order to do that we need a level playing field for American businesses to remain competitive with international companies … Continue Reading


07.26.15

Senator David Perdue Votes to Repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to repeal Obamacare, President Obama’s flawed healthcare law that has driven up healthcare costs across the nation: “Obamacare’s unintended consequences are hurting Georgians and Americans across the country. Healthcare costs are higher, businesses have been forced to cut back workers’ hours, and people cannot see the doctors they've learned to like and trust. Americans need a healthcare system that lowers costs, increases access… Continue Reading


07.23.15

VIDEO: Senator David Perdue Talks Iran Deal on Fox News Channel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee, today discussed the Iran nuclear agreement and the security threats it poses to the free world with Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Stopping A Nuclear Iran: “The goal all along, according to President Obama and Secretary Kerry, was to be sure that this deal precluded Iran from becoming nuclear. I read e… Continue Reading


07.23.15

ICYMI: Roll Call: David Perdue Emerging As Key Player On Foreign Relations

David Perdue Emerging As Key Player On Foreign Relations Roll Call By Niels Lesniewski July 22, 2015 http://bit.ly/1IjSPK5 Perdue’s business background and sober approach have made the freshman senator a player on the Foreign Relations Committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) David Perdue knew he wanted a seat on the Foreign Relations Committee before he became a senator, and joining the panel has positioned him well for having a voice in the debate over last week’s agreemen… Continue Reading


07.23.15

Senator David Perdue Calls On Senate To Reject Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor about the Obama Administration’s Iran nuclear agreement and urged his colleagues to reject the deal. Senator Perdue also encouraged his colleagues to join him in gathering the 67 veto-proof majority needed to stop President Obama from granting the largest state sponsor of terrorism a pathway to developing a nuclear weapons capability. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: … Continue Reading


07.23.15

Senator David Perdue Introduces Fiscally Responsible Highway Bill Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor about introducing a fiscally responsible amendment to the highway bill that would simply match the authorization period with the available funding. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: “Georgians sent me to Washington to help solve our fiscal crisis, not make it worse. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, I am working every day to find smarter ways to prior… Continue Reading


07.22.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Condemn Disturbing Planned Parenthood Videos, Call for Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today signed a letter along with 48 other senators to the Obama administration following the release of video footage by the Center for Medical Progress depicting senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives discussing in gruesome detail the organization’s role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies. Senators Isakson and Perdue also applauded the steps being taken in Georgia to review Plann… Continue Reading


07.21.15

Senator David Perdue Fights to End Sanctuary Jurisdictions, Proudly Cosponsors Kate’s Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today highlighted the negative impacts of President Obama's lawless immigration system and sanctuary policies on families across our country, including the Inman family from Georgia. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. "In 2000, in my home state, we had a 16-year-old kid, Dustin Inman, killed by an illegal immigrant," said Senator Perdue. "Today, 15 years later, the perpetra… Continue Reading


07.21.15

PROTECT YOUR WALLET: My Piece On The CFPB Monitoring Your Spending Habits

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor about the security risks created by the Dodd-Frank Act, legislation enacted five years ago. Senator Perdue specifically called for Congressional oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) an agency collecting an alarming amount of personal financial information on American consumers. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "Fiv… Continue Reading


07.20.15

ICYMI: Senator David Perdue: Smarter Steps To Strengthen Our National Security

Smarter Steps To Strengthen Our National Security Savannah Morning News July 18, 2015 By Senator David Perdue http://bit.ly/1LmSQiO We live in an increasingly dangerous world. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I get daily updates on what I believe is an emerging global security crisis. We have witnessed the brutal rise of ISIS, which is still taking advantage of power vacuums in the Middle East and North Africa. The threat of a nuclear Iran is further disr… Continue Reading


07.20.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on Georgia Sailor, Randall Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the tragic shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Rossville, Georgia: “This weekend, our state and nation lost another patriot, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Rossville, Georgia. He was a proud father of three girls and a brave man who loved his family and his country. I join my fellow Georgians in mourning both Ra… Continue Reading


07.20.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on U.N. Security Council Vote on Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the United Nations Security Council vote on the Iran nuclear deal: “After capitulating to Iran’s demands, President Obama and Secretary Kerry sidelined the American people by advancing the Iran deal today in a United Nations Security Council vote without Congressional review. The Obama Administration claims this deal makes Americans safer an… Continue Reading


07.17.15

Senator David Perdue Statement On Chattanooga Shootings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement on the shootings in Chattanooga: “Today we stand with the all those impacted by the senseless shootings in Chattanooga. Among those lost was an American hero, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells from Georgia who was a graduate of Sprayberry High School in Cobb County and studied at Georgia Southern University. At a young age, Wells courageously answered the call of duty and enlisted in the Marines to prote… Continue Reading

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