Press Releases

04.06.15

Senator David Perdue Returns From Visiting Georgia Troops Overseas

(Visits Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Afghanistan & Iraq) ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, just returned from a visit to Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The Congressional Delegation went to review the unfolding campaign against ISIS and to meet with some of America’s closest partners about regional security threats. Senator Perdue meets with Commander Elliott “Kip” Wright, Staff Sergeant Ricky Edwards, and … Continue Reading


04.02.15

Senator David Perdue Calls Out President Obama For Executive Amnesty Retaliatory Tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) recently wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson highlighting concerns that individual DHS employees might face retaliation if they choose to fulfill their duties under the law instead of enforcing President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty. “We’ve seen these sort of politically-motivated tactics from the Obama Administration before, and Georgians are sick and tired of it,” said Senator Perdue. “DHS pe… Continue Reading


04.02.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Join Effort to Prevent Early Retirement of A-10

(Urge Congressional leaders to ensure ground troops have best possible close air support) WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) are calling for Congress to prevent the premature divestment of the A-10 Thunderbolt II by the U.S. Air Force that could jeopardize the United States’ close air support capabilities and the safety of American service members. In letters led by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Senator Isakson and Senator Perdue urged the le… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Growing A Stronger Georgia

Guest Column: Growing A Stronger Georgia By Senator David Perdue Market Bulletin One of Georgia’s richest assets is our diverse and vibrant agricultural community. As I traveled across the state with Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black over the past two years, I’ve met with many family farmers and industry leaders who keep it growing. While I have only spent a few weeks in Washington, I have an incredible sense of responsibility in representing our state’s agricultural interests. As … Continue Reading


03.31.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Call on President to Withdraw EPA’s Harmful Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today called on President Obama to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) massive rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. In a letter to President Obama signed by Isakson and Perdue, the senators raised serious concerns over the administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan - an onerous regulation that would require Georgia’s energy providers to fundamentally restructure its… Continue Reading


03.30.15

Senators Isakson and Perdue to Host Military Academy Day on May 9

(Registration deadline April 29) WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation announced their statewide Military Academy Day event will take place on May 9, 2015. The annual event, which is the largest of its kind in the country, is designed to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for the nation’s five military service academies. Along with Isakson and Perdue, U.S. Repres… Continue Reading


03.27.15

Senator David Perdue Urges Lawmakers to Solve Our Fiscal Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution: “Georgians are commonsense people, and they know that families can’t spend money they don’t have, and the government cannot either,” said Senator Perdue. “They know our outrageous national debt is a threat to both our economic and global security. In the Senate, we have spent the last six weeks deal… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senator David Perdue Calls for Congressional Oversight of Overreaching CFPB Regulators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today responded to President Obama’s remarks regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Last week, Senator Perdue offered a budget amendment to assure Congressional oversight of the CFPB. Senator Perdue’s amendment was approved by the Budget Committee and included in the underlying Senate Budget Resolution. “President Obama today called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau an independent consumer watchdog. As a consumer watchd… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Senator David Perdue Votes To Allow States to Opt Out of Common Core

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today voted for a budget amendment proposed by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) which would prohibit the federal government from mandating or coercing states to adopt specific academic standards, including the Common Core standards, curriculum, or assessments. The Local Control of Education Act would also allow states that choose to opt out of Common Core to remain eligible for Race to the Top funding and wa… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Senator David Perdue Video Statement on 5th Anniversary of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video statement on the fifth anniversary of Obamacare: Click here to watch the video: Transcript: Today marks five years since Obamacare was signed into law. Georgians and Americans across the country continue to struggle due to its harmful effects. A majority of Americans are opposed to President Obama’s healthcare law, and it’s easy to see why. Many people have been forced off their healthcar… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Senator David Perdue Calls Waters of the United States Rule “Blatant Government Overreach”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today highlighted his opposition to the proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would drastically redefine, which waters are subjected to regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act. “The EPA’s proposed rule is nothing short of blatant government overreach and I have serious concerns about the consequences it could have for Georgia… Continue Reading


03.19.15

Senator David Perdue Introduces Budget Amendment To Rein In Rogue Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced an amendment to the Senate’s 2015 Budget Resolution regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Given the expansive reach of the CFPB, Senator Perdue’s budget amendment will provide critical Congressional oversight. “The reckless Consumer Finance Protection Bureau was spawned from the disastrous Dodd-Frank financial regulation law,” said Senator Perdue. “Right now, the CFPB is a rogue agency that dishes out ma… Continue Reading


03.18.15

Senator David Perdue Celebrates Georgia Farmers On National Agriculture Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement in observance of National Agriculture Day: “Today, we celebrate the prominence of agriculture in Georgia’s economy and way of life. As our state’s oldest and largest industry, agriculture provides Georgia with a true competitive advantage. “Not only do Georgians produce an array of goods like pecans, peanuts, peaches, chickens, cotton, and blueberries, but they do so in a smart and innovative way. Farm… Continue Reading


03.18.15

Senator David Perdue: We Are In The Midst Of A Full-Blown Financial Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today discussed our full-blown financial crisis, and what we must do to get our country back on track. In a Senate Budget Committee hearing, Senator Perdue called on Congress to balance the budget, pay down our debt, and grow the economy, before the consequences destroy our way of life. Click here to watch the video. Transcript: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate your leadership and persever… Continue Reading


03.11.15

Isakson, Perdue: Obama Administration Must Withdraw Ammo Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today signed on to a letter calling on the Obama administration to withdraw a proposed regulation that would effectively ban certain ammunition used in AR-15-style rifles and other firearms. The letter to B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or ATF, states, “Second Amendment rights require not only access to firearms but to bullets. If law-abiding gun owners cannot o… Continue Reading


03.10.15

Isakson, Perdue: Tax Code Shouldn’t Reward Those Who Broke Immigration Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today co-sponsored legislation to prevent millions of individuals benefitting from the president’s 2014 executive amnesty action from collecting a tax credit based on work performed while in this country illegally. The president’s action last year to grant amnesty to millions here illegally also opened the door for those individuals to be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps low- to moderate-incom… Continue Reading


03.10.15

Senator Perdue: Georgia Tech Serves As A Model For Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a statement regarding President Obama’s visit to Georgia Tech: “It’s ironic that President Obama continues to say that something must be done about higher education. On his watch, college costs have skyrocketed. We can all agree that college should be more accessible, and we cannot continue to burden our children with more debt, but President Obama’s strategy won't work. “As a proud Georgia Tech alumnus, and former board me… Continue Reading


03.09.15

Senator David Perdue Calls For Congressional Approval Over Negotiations With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined 46 other Senators in writing an open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran about ongoing nuclear negotiations. The letter states that an agreement between President Obama and Iran, without Congressional approval, is nothing more than an executive agreement that can be terminated when President Obama is no longer in office. “We cannot accept a bad deal with Iran… Continue Reading


03.04.15

Senator Perdue On Keystone Veto Override: It Should Never Have Come To This

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today responded to the Senate’s attempt to override President Obama’s veto of the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill. The bill passed both chambers in a bipartisan fashion, but fell short of the 67 votes needed to override a presidential veto with a 62-37 vote. “Let’s be honest, it should have never come to this. President Obama’s failed policies have decimated the middle class. The Keystone jobs bill would have offered a jumpstart to the economy… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Senator Perdue: Irresponsible For Any Member of Congress to Turn Their Back On Our Ally, Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today called on all Members of Congress to attend the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint address to Congress and the American people: “I welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the United States, and strongly urge my colleagues in both the House and Senate to ignore the political theatre and pay attention to the serious concerns of the Israeli Prime Minister. Members should focus on the substance of the Prime Minister’s concerns, … Continue Reading

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