Press Releases

06.11.15

Senator David Perdue Supports Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects unborn babies after 20 weeks. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is the lead sponsor. The bill has 45 cosponsors in the Senate and passed the House with a 242-184 vote. “Our nation must do more to protect innocent life and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is an important step to protect the unborn when they can feel physical pain. It is critical that we co… Continue Reading


06.10.15

Senator David Perdue Condemns Power Grab By President Obama’s EPA

Blasts Blatant Government Overreach In Judiciary Committee Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today condemned the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent water rule, Waters of the United States. In a Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Perdue noted that the new rule from President Obama’s EPA is blatant regulatory overreach and will hurt Georgians. For example, the regulation would impact nearly 3,000 miles of roads, 1,50… Continue Reading


06.10.15

Senator David Perdue Statement On Senator Johnny Isakson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement: “Senator Johnny Isakson is a true statesman. When he speaks, people in Washington listen. Anyone who knows Johnny, knows that his top priority is and will always be the people of Georgia. He is a long-time champion for our veterans and Georgia values in the U.S. Senate. As my senior senator, I look forward to working together every day as we fight for Georgia and our country."… Continue Reading


06.09.15

Senator Perdue Introduces NDAA Amendments to Combat Obama’s Failed Middle East Strategy

Urges Follow Through in Syria & Iran to Prevent Further Destabilization WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to combat President Obama’s failed policy in the Middle East. The first would authorize assistance to vetted moderate Syrian rebels and the second would require a comprehensive strategy to prevent Iran from creating a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. “For over four years, President O… Continue Reading


06.09.15

Senator David Perdue Calls For Full & Fair Cost Analysis of State Department Training Facility

Provision Included In State Department Authorization Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, Internal Operations, and Bilateral International Development, called for an independent and impartial analysis when determining the location of its diplomatic training facility. The State Department is weighing whether to augment an existing facility - the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers… Continue Reading


06.08.15

Senators Perdue and Kaine Introduce Bipartisan State Department Reform Bill

Improving State Department Oversight & Accountability WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, Internal Operations, and Bilateral International Development, today introduced the Improving Department of State Oversight Act, a bipartisan bill that will facilitate necessary changes to improve the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG)… Continue Reading


06.02.15

Senator David Perdue on Final Passage of USA Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today made the following statement on the current national security debate: “Our global security crisis is growing every day - ISIS continues to march across the Middle East, and the threat of terrorism at home remains very real. It’s important that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies have the critical tools they need to protect Americans from terrorism and prevent potential attacks on our soil. “Once again, Washington dysfunct… Continue Reading


06.01.15

Senator David Perdue Announces New Senate Offices In Atlanta & Washington To Serve Georgians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced his new Senate office locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C. to serve the people of Georgia. “Georgians sent me to Washington to tackle our nation’s toughest issues, and they can be confident that our team will humbly serve the people of Georgia every day,” said Senator Perdue. “My top priority is to be Georgians’ voice in Washington, and I can only do my job by listening to people about the issues most important to them a… Continue Reading


05.27.15

Senator Perdue: Sweeping New Waters Rule Another Massive Overreach By Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a sweeping new rule that will drastically redefine how water is subject to regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act: “Imposing this sweeping new waters rule is another massive overreach by Washington. It is also concerning how the EPA continues to push President Obama’s partisan agenda despite strong opposition, including… Continue Reading


05.27.15

Senator Perdue Condemns Georgia Man Supporting ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement regarding the individual from Augusta, Georgia who pled guilty to supporting ISIS: “Terrorism takes many forms. It is alarming to hear that an individual from Augusta was supporting ISIS in our own backyard. This is yet another reminder of the global security crisis we face around the world and here at home. Our federal and state law enforcement officials are on the job every single day fighting threats from … Continue Reading


05.26.15

Senator Perdue Calls On President Obama To Reverse Lawless Amnesty Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty programs from moving forward: “This is a victory for Georgians who want a federal government that respects the rule of law. Once again, a federal court has reaffirmed that President Obama’s executive amnesty was unlawful and unacceptable overreach. We must stop the Presiden… Continue Reading


05.25.15

Senator David Perdue Thanks Our Nation’s Heroes

Asks Georgians to take the opportunity to thank a veteran WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today made the following statement commemorating Memorial Day: “Today, we pause to thank our nation’s service men and women, and to honor those who have sacrificed their lives so that we may live in a land of freedom and opportunity. America’s heroes, and their families, deserve our eternal gratitude and our prayers. “Though this is a sacred day, it is a stark reminder that ever… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Senator Perdue Supports Strong Oversight of Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act: “Free trade plays an important role in Georgia’s economy, supporting over one million jobs. Increasing trade will help open opportunities to expand Georgia grown products into new markets. “I supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) with strong transparency measures to make sure Congress and the American people have direct oversight of the Trans-Pacific… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Senator Perdue Highlights Concerns About President Obama’s Cuba Policy

Questioning Leads To Obama Administration Admitting Cuban Policies Have Unknown Consequences WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, spoke at length with Assistant Secretary Alberta Jacobson about President Obama’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba. Senator Perdue asked Assistant Secretary Jacobson about potential negative unintended consequences of President Obama’s proposed actions on Cuba, and the Assistant Secretary a… Continue Reading


05.19.15

Senator Perdue Introduces Bill To Make Consumer Agency Accountable To The American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015. The legislation will make the CFPB accountable to the American people by bringing it under the Congressional appropriations process. Given the expansive reach of the CFPB, Senator Perdue’s bill will provide critical Congressional oversight. In March, Senator Perdue offered a similar amendment that was included in the final 2015 Budget Resolution. “The Consu… Continue Reading


05.14.15

Senator David Perdue Pushes for Increased Transparency in Trade Negotiations

Trade Supports 1.2 Million Jobs in Georgia WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on increased transparency measures in the trade negotiation process: “Free trade is an important tool for growing the economy and creating jobs. In my home state of Georgia, trade supports over one million jobs. Previous free trade agreements have helped promote Georgia products around the world, and future free trade agreements could help increase our expor… Continue Reading


05.13.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Co-Sponsor Legislation To Roll Back EPA’s Job-Killing Power Plan

Will ensure reliable, affordable energy, put jobs first WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing legislation to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) massive proposed new rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act will ensure reliable and affordable energy, put jobs and the economy first and curb federal overreac… Continue Reading


05.13.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Vote For Sally Yates For Deputy Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted in support of Sally Yates as Deputy Attorney General of the United States. The Senate confirmed Yates as the number-two Justice Department official by a vote of 84-12. Yates was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 2010 to 2015, and served as a prosecutor in that district for 25 years. Yates was also the first woman to serve as the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta. She was named Acting De… Continue Reading


05.12.15

Senator David Perdue Calls for Budget Transparency of All Auto-Pilot Spending

Requests GAO Release Full Inventory of Accounts with Spending Authority and Permanent Appropriations WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) along with seven other Senators, recently wrote Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General and Government Accountability Office director, requesting that GAO update Congress on the growth of federal programs that remain outside of the annual appropriations process. Since the last report in 1996, federal spending has increased by roughly $2 trillion. Wi… Continue Reading


05.12.15

Senator David Perdue Continues To Fight Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Highlights Recent Actions Against Obama’s Immigration Actions WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) continues to fight back against President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty. In addition to voting to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty five times on the Senate floor, Senator Perdue recently signed an amicus brief against the President’s amnesty actions and raised concerns about fraud in the current legal immigration system. “We must stop President Obama’s egregious … Continue Reading

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