Press Releases

06.29.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Istanbul Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the deadly terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Turkey's largest airport: "We continue to show our support for Turkey, our friend and ally. Terrorism has no place in our world and we will continue working with Turkey and all of our allies and partners to target those responsible for this cowardly assault on innocent lives. The sooner we can dismantle the networks of these violent te… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Senator David Perdue Votes Against Washington’s Plan For Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting against Washington's plan to assist the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with its $72 billion debt: "Through irresponsible fiscal policies, the Puerto Rican government has found itself in a very serious financial situation. The Commonwealth needs help tackling its debt situation, but this is not the best solution to solve Puerto Rico's fiscal problems. The deal Congress negotiated with President… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Senator David Perdue: Zika Is A Serious Public Health Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to fund Zika research and benefits for veterans, as well as construction projects for military bases: "The Zika virus is a serious public health risk facing Georgia, the United States, and the world. Since we are in the midst of the summer and mosquito season, it is essential we step up our efforts to combat Zika. After working to make several improvements, the plan I supported in the Senate … Continue Reading


06.28.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Benghazi Committee Majority Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, today issued the following statement about the majority report released by the House Select Committee on Benghazi: "This report shows a systemic failure of leadership at the highest level. Four innocent Americans died and no one has been held accountable. The State Department failed to adequately protect Americans serving overseas and failed to plan a… Continue Reading


06.24.16

Senator David Perdue Hosts Georgia Grown Luncheon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) this week hosted a luncheon prepared by Holly Chute, Senior Executive Chef with the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Georgia Grown program. The meal included chicken from Springer Mountain Farms in Mt. Airy, Vidalia Onions, fresh field peas from Calhoun Produce in Ashburn, grits and cornmeal from Riverview Farms in Ranger, and country ham from Pine Street Market in Avondale Estates. Click here to see more photos from the luncheon or click o… Continue Reading


06.24.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On The United Kingdom’s Vote To Exit The EU

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union: "The United States remains a steadfast ally of the United Kingdom. At the same time, the United States is also committed to the member nations of the European Union. I am confident that all of our nations will continue to work together in the face of great global insecurity and unrest. It is also key that the existing European Union members rema… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Prevent Terrorists From Purchasing Guns, While Protecting The Second Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to prevent terrorists from purchasing guns, while protecting the Constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans. Senator Perdue voted against Senator Susan Collins' (R-ME) amendment and voted to support Senator Ron Johnson's (R-WI) amendment. "We all agree we must keep guns out of the hands of terrorists who wish to destroy our very way of life," said Senator Perdue. "Once again, I voted today to prevent terrorists from purcha… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Supreme Court Decision Blocking Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 4-4 in United States vs. State of Texas, which leaves in place a lower court injunction blocking President Obama's unlawful executive amnesty: "Today's Supreme Court ruling further halts President Obama's executive amnesty and upholds the Constitutional balance of powers. Yet, Americans should not have to rely on the courts to ensure … Continue Reading


06.21.16

Bipartisan Group Of Foreign Relations Members Condemn Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a bipartisan resolution that calls on Russia to cease provocative military maneuvers that endanger U.S. forces and calls on the U.S., its European allies, and the international community to continue to apply pressure on Moscow. "Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia … Continue Reading


06.21.16

Senator David Perdue: From The Onset, President Obama Misplaced His Trust In Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Obama Administration acknowledged that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors found traces of man-made uranium at Parchin, Iran's secret nuclear weapon facility: "The Obama Administration has naively trusted Iran to be forthcoming about its nuclear program-a program it spent the last decade hiding from the world. A December 2015 IAEA report … Continue Reading


06.20.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Stop Terrorists From Purchasing Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to stop terrorists from purchasing guns while protecting the Constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans: "As we confront a global security crisis and the most heinous act of terror here in America since 9/11, keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists is absolutely a priority. We can all agree on that. The common-sense solutions I supported today would help keep guns away from terrorists while protecting the Constitutional … Continue Reading


06.15.16

Senator David Perdue Sets Record Straight On Tri-State Water Rights Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor to set the record straight on the continuing dispute over water rights between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. "Georgia has been a good steward of our water resources, and this has repeatedly been validated," said Senator Perdue. "In fact, metro Atlanta water systems have gone above and beyond the necessary water management practices to ensure that they are conserving as much water as possible and efficiently usin… Continue Reading


06.15.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight to Dismantle Harmful Water Wars Language in Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), today introduced two amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations measure seeking to dismantle language in the bill that directly attacks the state of Georgia in the longstanding legal water dispute with Florida and Alabama. "We are strongly opposed to the language included in the underlying bill that politicizes an issue that should be resolved between Georgia, Florida and… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Senator David Perdue: Congressional Involvement In State Water Rights Issue Sets Dangerous Precedent

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke on the Senate floor to explain his opposition to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017 because of the damaging impact it would have on ongoing water negations between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. "It is not this body's place to try and tip the scales in any way on this matter," said Senator Perdue. "Furthermore, we have already had this fight. This same language was inse… Continue Reading


06.13.16

Georgia Senators Warn Colleagues From Advancing Bill With Harmful Interstate Water Provision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted their strong opposition to any appropriations bill that includes controversial language directly impacting Georgia's water supply and any ongoing water rights litigation between multiple states: "There is report language in the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill that directly interjects this Congress into a tristate water dispute between the state of Georgia, Alabama and Florida that has g… Continue Reading


06.12.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Orlando Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement on the horrific nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida: "My heart breaks for those injured and killed this morning in this horrific act of terror. Bonnie and I join our fellow Georgians in lifting up the victims and their families during this devastating time. We also offer our support to the brave law enforcement officials and the state of Florida as they work to aid the victims and investigate this reprehensib… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Senator David Perdue: Debt Is Undermining Our Ability To Fund National Defense Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, today spoke on the Senate Floor about how the national debt is undermining our ability to fully support out national defense priorities. Click here to view the speech or on the image below. Transcript: "There are only six reasons why 13 colonies got together in the first place, and one of those six was to provide for the national defense. That's what we've been talking abou… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Senator David Perdue Encourages Support For U.S. Military Efforts To Combat Drug Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to encourage support for U.S. military efforts to combat drug trafficking at our southern border and throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Our military plays a critical role in stopping the flow of illegal drugs throughout the Western Hemisphere and we need to support this vital mission," said Senator … Continue Reading


06.07.16

Senators Isakson, Perdue Join Resolution To Stop DOL Rule That Will Harm Hardworking Americans, Small Employers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored legislation to stop the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing another aggressive regulation that will harm hardworking Americans and small business owners. "It is regulations such as this one that are hindering economic growth and true recovery in our country," said Senator Isakson, who chairs the Senate labor subcommittee. "This latest overtime pay regulation denies working families the… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Senator David Perdue Introduces Amendments To Improve Fiscal Accountability At Pentagon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, introduced three amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would save taxpayer dollars and hold the Pentagon accountable for its fiscal decisions. "We are past the tipping point in our national debt crisis," said Senator Perdue. "Providing for our national defense is a core responsibility of the government, and we must seek greater accounta… Continue Reading

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