Press Releases

11.05.15

Senator David Perdue Calls for Georgians’ Feedback on Proposed Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) will begin reviewing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and is encouraging Georgians to join him in the public review process over the next few months. Earlier this year, Senator Perdue pushed for strong oversight measures included in the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to increase transparency, establish clear guidelines, and require a 90-day public review period before Congress even considers it for a vot… Continue Reading


11.05.15

Senator David Perdue Introduces Georgia Forestry Leader In Agriculture Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today discussed the impact Washington's bureaucratic policies have on wildfires and forest management. Senator Perdue introduced one of the hearing witnesses, Ken Stewart from Marietta, Georgia. Stewart currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the American Forest Foundation and testified about the consequences of wildfires for family forest landowners. "Georgia has more privatel… Continue Reading


11.04.15

VIDEO: Georgia Farmers & Agriculture Leaders Urge Congress to Overturn Controversial Water Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today released a video highlighting Georgians' opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s harmful "Waters of the United States" regulation, which would expose Georgia farmers, ranchers, businesses, and landowners to significant compliance costs and unnecessary government intrusion. This week, the Senators voted to disapprove and overturn this burdensome regulation, sending it back to President Obama's d… Continue Reading


11.04.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight Harmful EPA Power Grab

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to disapprove and overturn the President Obama's onerous "Waters of the United States" regulation, calling the rule a massive federal land grab by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will expose farmers, ranchers, home owners, and businesses to significant compliance costs and new fines. The Senate passed the joint resolution of disapproval by a vote of 53-44. The resolution, which would prevent the … Continue Reading


11.02.15

Senator David Perdue: Why I Voted Against Washington’s Backroom Budget Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, explains why he voted against the backroom deal Congressional leaders made with President Obama that abandons conservative budget principles, suspends the debt ceiling, and uses budget tricks to spend more taxpayer money. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "Late Monday night this week, Congressional leaders revealed a bad backroom deal they made with President Obama… Continue Reading


10.29.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on Iran Attending Multinational Meeting on Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In advance of the multinational meeting tomorrow about ending the violence in Syria, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement: "Completely removing Bashar al-Assad from power is paramount to the international community's mission to defeat ISIS and resolve this dire humanitarian crisis. Inviting Iran to sit down at the table to discuss a solution for Syria is like calling in the arsonist to put out t… Continue Reading


10.28.15

Senator David Perdue: Washington’s Bad Backroom Deal Puts Unsustainable Spending on Autopilot

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement about the backroom deal Congressional leaders made with President Obama to abandon the Republican budget plan, suspend the debt ceiling, and use budget gimmicks to spend more taxpayer money: "This bad backroom deal puts unsustainable spending on autopilot and lets Washington politicians simply delay tough decisions for two more years. Congress should be working wit… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Senator David Perdue: Hackers Pose Real Threat To Our Safety & National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the Senate passed S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015: "Cybersecurity attacks have become a frequent and often anonymous way of accessing people's credit card information, internet history, and physical locations. Hackers pose a real threat to our safety and our national security. As a businessman, I understand how a cybersecurity attack could greatly hurt consumer confidence a… Continue Reading


10.27.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Continue Fight to Stop Obama's Energy Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) have cosponsored two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would stop 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, supported by Senators Isakson and Perdue would stop the EPA from impl… Continue Reading


10.22.15

Senator David Perdue Meets Georgian Serving as U.S. Senate Page

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today met with Lakeside High School student David Brannon of Martinez, GA who is currently serving as a U.S. Senate page. "It is incredible to see vibrant young leaders serving their country," said Senator Perdue. "David is a wonderful young man with a bright future ahead of him. I applaud him for a job well done and thank him for his time spent with the U.S. Senate." The U.S. Senate Page Program allows students to witness the action live o… Continue Reading


10.22.15

Senator David Perdue Urges President Obama To Support Our Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In advance of President Obama's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement: "Our servicewomen and men are deployed around the world to combat threats, adversaries and terrorism, as well as to support our allies. Despite this dangerous reality, President Obama is neglecting the needs of these brave women and men by not providing them with a clear strategy t… Continue Reading


10.22.15

Senator David Perdue Opposes Releasing Armed Career Criminals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Judiciary Committee, today voted against the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015. Senator Perdue supports responsible criminal justice reform, but highlighted several concerns with the current bill regarding reducing mandatory minimum sentencing laws and retroactively allowing violent offenders and armed career criminals back into our communities before their sentences are fully completed. Click here to watch the v… Continue Reading


10.20.15

Senator David Perdue: I Will Keep Fighting To Stop This Lawlessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Judiciary Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today after voting to stop federal funds from going to cities that ignore federal immigration laws and harbor illegal immigrants. Unfortunately, S.2146, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, was blocked from further action by Senate Democrats. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "I rise tonight to speak briefly about the Stop Sa… Continue Reading


10.15.15

Senator David Perdue: Iran’s Already Breaking Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to Iran's recent ballistic missile launch and the upcoming implementation date of President Obama's dangerous Iran deal: "The ink isn't even dry on President Obama's nuclear agreement and Iran is already breaking rules. This should not come as a surprise to anyone since Iran has cheated on every deal. Americans expect our nation's commander … Continue Reading


10.09.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Court for Blocking Obama’s Harmful EPA Water Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for ruling in favor of Georgia and 17 other states in granting a nationwide stay of the Obama Administration's onerous "Waters of the United States" rule: "Halting this regulation until legal issues are addressed makes sense and is a good step, but we must continue our work to overturn it for good. Senator Perdue and I co-… Continue Reading


10.09.15

Senator David Perdue Greets Georgian Serving as Guest Senate Chaplain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) greeted Pastor Charles Smith of Madison, Georgia, before he led the U.S. Senate in the daily morning prayer. Pastor Smith was the guest chaplain for Thursday, October 8, 2015. "It was a pleasure to welcome Pastor Smith and members of his family who came together from various parts of Georgia," said Senator Perdue. "I commend Pastor Smith on the skillful delivery of his message on the United States Senate floor and thank him for pr… Continue Reading


10.08.15

Senator David Perdue Delivers Opening Statement at Hearing to Examine Diplomatic Security Training Facility Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, today delivered the following opening statement at the hearing to examine the State Department proposals for a new diplomatic security training facility that is most cost effective for the taxpayers. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "I'd like to begin by welcoming our witnesses, Assistant Secretary Greg Starr,… Continue Reading


10.08.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight for Georgia in Water Wars Dispute

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today urged Senate leaders to remove language in the Energy and Water appropriations bill that is a direct attack on the state of Georgia in the longstanding legal dispute with the state of Alabama over water usage. The offending language was inserted into the appropriations bill by an Alabama senator. Isakson pointed to the harmful language included in the fiscal year 2016 funding measure that would give Congress the auth… Continue Reading


10.07.15

Senator David Perdue Urges Colleagues to Provide for the Common Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Budget Committees, today called on his colleagues to move forward with funding our military and send the National Defense Authorization Act to President Obama's desk for a signature. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "I rise today to speak in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I strongly urge my colleagues in this body to vote for the NDAA… Continue Reading


10.06.15

Senators Johnny Isakson, David Perdue Request Audit of All Fetal Tissue Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined 33 senators in sending a letter to the Obama administration requesting an audit of all fetal tissue research funded or conducted by the administration to determine compliance with the law. Federal laws make it illegal to knowingly acquire, receive, or accept a donation of human fetal tissue for valuable consideration. "The Planned Parenthood videos recently released by the Center for Medical Progress raise ser… Continue Reading

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