Press Releases

06.05.20

Senator David Perdue Comments On May Jobs Report

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of President Trump's Taskforce on Economic Recovery, comments on the May jobs report released this morning: "It's encouraging to see so many Americans heading back to work," said Senator Perdue. "While we still have more work to do, it's clear that President Trump's strong action to support American workers and small businesses throughout the COVID-19 crisis paid off. Today's jobs report shows the U.S. economy added more than 2.5 million … Continue Reading


06.05.20

Senator David Perdue Connects With Georgians In All 159 Counties

ATLANTA, GA - Since the COVID-19 crisis struck, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) has hosted regular constituent conference calls to provide real-time updates on relief packages and answer questions directly from Georgians. Senator Perdue has reached out to 840,000 constituents across all of Georgia's 159 counties, garnering over 75,000 active participants, and answered diverse questions from live callers seeking help and information in this crisis. This outreach effort follows a practice that t… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Senator David Perdue Pushes Regulatory Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is pushing for additional regulatory relief to build upon the Trump Administration's current efforts to help Americans recover from the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to Russell Vought, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Perdue and U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Lee (R-UT), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) urged the Administration to phase out all federal regulations that have been waived during the… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Georgia Senators Express Concern Over Delayed ABMS Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) wrote to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett to express concern that the Air Force did not meet a deadline to submit key information to Congress about the development of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) platform, which the Air Force has committed to hosting at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. Section 236 of the National Defense Authorization Act (… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Senator David Perdue Announces 2020 Service Academy Appointments

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that 23 Georgia students nominated by his office will attend U.S. military service academies this fall. "Being admitted to a military service academy is an extremely high honor," said Senator Perdue. "Each of these students has demonstrated academic excellence, physical prowess, and the determination of a leader. More than that, they have demonstrated the moral and ethical values it … Continue Reading


05.30.20

Senator David Perdue Statement On Recent Unrest Across Country

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding recent unrest in Atlanta, Georgia and cities across the country: "Over the past few weeks, we've seen deeply disturbing events play out in our communities, from the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia to George Floyd in Minnesota," said Senator Perdue. "These tragedies have shaken us to the core and require thorough investigations to get answers for the victims and their families. However, violence is never … Continue Reading


05.21.20

Support Grows For Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced 15 new cosponsors of the bipartisan Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, bringing the total number of senators on the bill to 21. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would recapture a limited number of unused visas from prior years and allocate them to doctors and nurses who can help in the fight against COVID-19. The bill will not increase current immigration numbers and will not displace American workers. Senator Perdue … Continue Reading


05.19.20

Senator David Perdue Highlights Success Of PPP Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted the success of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during a virtual Senate Banking Committee hearing on the CARES Act. Witnesses included Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Click here or on the image below to watch Senator Perdue's comments. Transcript: "I want to correct the record and highlight some numbers here. First of all, the Dodd-Frank bill killed about 4,000 community ban… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Senator David Perdue Supports Improvements To FISA Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) votes to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is used to protect the homeland from terrorists and counter foreign intelligence activities on American soil: "Today, the world is more dangerous than any time in my lifetime. America's intelligence professionals are on the front lines of our national security and work every day to protect the country from evolving threats at home and abroad. This bill includes signif… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Georgia To Receive $200 Million For COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House announced that Georgia will receive over $260 million in federal funding to increase testing capacity in the state. "Testing is a critical element of our phased approach to get America back to work," said Senator David Perdue. "This CARES Act funding will allow Georgia to expand its testing capacity and test as many people as possible, even asymptomatic individuals. As we continue to gradually reopen the economy, we must ensure our healthcare system has the te… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Senator David Perdue Discusses COVID-19 Response With Columbus Community Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined local business leaders from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Harris County Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley for a discussion on gradually reopening the economy, the federal response to COVID-19, and the available relief for small businesses. "This is an unprecedented time, and we've taken extraordinary measures to protect the American people through the CARES Act and other relief packages," said Senat… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Support Rural Broadband Connectivity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to help small broadband companies provide critical internet connectivity during the COVID-19 crisis. Senator Perdue sponsored the Keeping Critical Connections Act, which would help small broadband providers with fewer than 250,000 customers sustain services for students and low-income families during the pandemic. "In many ways, high-speed internet access is helping us get through the COVID-19 crisis," said Senator Perdue. "M… Continue Reading


05.05.20

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Industry Leaders Praise Bipartisan Plan To Address Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Industry leaders are praising the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, a bipartisan proposal to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses. The bill, introduced today by U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), would recapture a limited number of unused visas from prior years and allocate them to doctors and nurses who can help in the fight against COVID-19. Ame… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Perdue, Loeffler, Carter Push Savannah As Home To New Air National Guard Fleet

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), are urging the Pentagon to consider Savannah as home to a new fleet of C-130Js. In a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Perdue, Loeffler, and Carter encouraged the Air Force to select the 165th Airlift Wing (AW) to transition to C-130Js. "We strongly endorse the selection of the 165th Airlift Wing at the Savannah Air National Guard Base to be the first u… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Perdue, Durbin, Young, Coons To Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today announced they will introduce bipartisan legislation called the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation's shortage of doctors and nurses, which poses a significant risk to our ability to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The senators' proposal, to be introduced when the Senate reconvenes, would recapture 25,000 unu… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Senator David Perdue, Army Secretary McCarthy Visit Fort Benning

COLUMBUS, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today visited Fort Benning with Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to observe COVID-19 response protocols and risk mitigation techniques in training. Senator Perdue and Secretary McCarthy met with soldiers and base leadership, viewed training exercises, and observed COVID-19 safeguards at Martin Army Community Hospital. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "Fort Benning contin… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Perdue, Loeffler, Graves Push For Federal Emergency Resources Following Deadly Storms

ATLANTA, GA - Following the deadly storms and tornadoes in Northwest Georgia earlier this month, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA-14), sent a letter to President Trump requesting a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia. A major disaster declaration would make a range of additional federal resources and funds available. The Members of Congress requested that the declaration be made under the Stafford Act, which wo… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Senator David Perdue Fights for Georgia Small Business Relief

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined the U.S. Small Business Administration for a discussion with thousands of Georgia small business owners. Senator Perdue addressed the federal response to COVID-19 and gave an update on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which resumed accepting applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 am. The Senator was joined by Ashley Bell, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia… Continue Reading


04.27.20

WTAS: Georgians Praise Senator David Perdue’s Strong Leadership During COVID-19 Crisis

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia community leaders and industry organizations are recognizing U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) for his strong leadership on the federal COVID-19 response and implementation of the CARES Act. Senator Perdue is speaking daily with local community leaders, small business owners, farmers, individuals and industry groups across the state that have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Georgia Hospital Association: "Time and again, Senator Perdue has connected our 165 h… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Georgia To Receive $16 Million For COVID-19 Testing

ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the Georgia Department of Public Health will receive $16.4 million to enhance testing capacity, conduct contact tracing, and protect high-risk populations. "Through strategic partnerships with our research universities and the private sector, Georgia has rapidly increased its testing capacity in the last few weeks," said Senator Perdue. "This CARES Act funding will help the state protect vulnerable populations, imple… Continue Reading

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