Press Releases

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


05.07.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on Senate Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: “I am proud to support the passage of this bipartisan legislation that forces President Obama’s hand and requires crucial Congressional oversight and scrutiny of any nuclear deal with Iran. “Make no mistake, I believe an international agreement of this magnitude should have been considered as a treaty. President Obama tried to leave Congress … Continue Reading


05.05.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue: A-10 Weapon System Critical to National Defense

Join Representatives Carter, Scott in fight to protect critical close-air support from proposed divestment WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voiced their opposition to an Air Force proposal to divest of the A-10 Thunderbolt II that could jeopardize the United States’ close-air support capabilities and the safety of American service members. At a press conference led by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Senate Armed Services Committee C… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Senator Perdue Statement On Final Passage Of Balanced Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement on the passage of the FY 2016 Budget Conference Agreement: “While this budget is far from perfect, I’m encouraged by the progress we’ve made in a few weeks to fix six years of fiscal irresponsibility in Washington. For the first time in too long, both the House and Senate made it a priority to pass a balanced budget. This is only a micro-step in the right direct… Continue Reading


05.01.15

ICYMI: Senator David Perdue Calls For Bold Leadership In First Senate Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this week, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) delivered his first speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Senator Perdue called for bold leadership in Washington to address our nation’s major crises, and highlighted how he will work to create a new beginning to get our country back on track. Below is some recent news coverage of his speech. You can watch the full speech here. Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Freshman U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s first speech on the floor th… Continue Reading


04.29.15

Senator David Perdue Supports Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review

Calls For Congressional Review To Prevent President’s Free Hand With Iran WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke about his support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. The bipartisan legislation allows the American people, through Congress, to have final approval on President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran. The bill passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a unanimous, bipartisan fashion - 19-0. Watch the video here: Transcript: … Continue Reading


04.29.15

Senator Perdue Welcomes Japan Prime Minister Abe To Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a joint session of Congress: “I am excited to welcome Prime Minister Abe to the United States. This is truly an historic event, as he is the first Japanese leader to address a Joint Session of Congress. The Prime Minister’s address to Congress and the American people is not only timely, but is also an important step in strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance. “Today, we face a global secu… Continue Reading


04.27.15

Senator David Perdue Delivers First Senate Speech

“Creating A New Beginning” WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today delivered his maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate highlighting three areas of national crisis, including: the abuse of executive power, the significant deterioration of American foreign policy, and our out-of-control debt. Full text of remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below. Watch the video here. Transcript: Mr. President, I rise today to address, for the first time, this august body… Continue Reading


04.24.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Co-Sponsor Legislation to Empower States to Challenge Federal Government Rules

Bill would restore the efficacy of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) week co-sponsored legislation this week to ensure state governments are empowered to challenge federal regulations that are constitutionally questionable or burdensome. The Restoring the 10th Amendment Act, S.1045, sets up a framework that would provide states with legal standing and a legal framework for challenging unconstitutional fede… Continue Reading


04.24.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Administration to Increase Offshore Energy Production

Point to bipartisan support in states, throughout all levels of government WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined Senate colleagues this week in demanding the administration remove harmful restrictions on offshore energy development and keep its commitment to an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that will further advance job creation, economic growth and energy security in the United States. In a letter signed by members of the U.S. Senate a… Continue Reading


04.23.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Announce Support For Sally Yates For Deputy Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced their support for the nomination of Sally Yates to become the next Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Yates was U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia since 2010, and was the first woman to serve as the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta. The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted in favor of her nomination with a vote of 18-2. “Sally Yates is an exceptionally skilled attorney with a st… Continue Reading


04.23.15

Senator Perdue Opposes Loretta Lynch’s Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) voted in opposition to Loretta Lynch’s nomination to become the next Attorney General of the United States: “Today, I voted against the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. As I have explained previously, I do not take issue with the majority of Ms. Lynch’s record as a federal prosecutor, however, her aggressive use of civil asset forfeiture against law-abiding citizens and her failure to stand up to a liberal activist judge i… Continue Reading


04.23.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Greet Shepherd’s Men Runners in Washington, D.C.

Georgia group running 911 miles to raise TBI, PTSD awareness WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) welcomed to Washington, D.C., the Shepherd’s Men runners, who stopped in the nation’s capital on their 911-mile run from the Freedom Tower in New York, New York to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The Shepherd’s Men are running 911 miles from the Freedom Tower in New York to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to raise awareness for the SHARE Military In… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Co-Sponsor Repeal of Disastrous Obamacare Mandates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) this week co-sponsored legislation that would prevent Americans from being negatively impacted again by Obamacare if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration this summer in a court case challenging the legality of a key component of Obamacare. In June, if the Supreme Court decides in the case known as King v. Burwell that Obamacare tax subsidies provided to individuals enrolled in the federal e… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Praise Passage Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., both members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today praised Senate passage of bipartisan legislation - S.178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, by a vote of 99-0. “I am both pleased and relieved that the Senate has passed the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act,” said Isakson. “This critical human-rights bill will provide help for the oppressed victims of modern-day slavery, a… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Foreign Relations Subcommittee Chairman David Perdue Chairs First Hearing On State Department Oversight

Calls For Making State Department More Effective, Transparent, & Accountable WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today led the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development’s first hearing on the operational effectiveness of the State Department. The Inspector General for the U.S. State Department and Broadcasting Board of Governors, Steve Linick, testified about the Office of the … Continue Reading


04.15.15

Perdue, Moran & Woodall Lead FairTax Effort in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On April 15, Tax Day, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) issued the following statements in support of S. 155 and H.R. 25, the FairTax Act of 2015. A proposal to remove all aspects of the current income tax code and replace it with a system based on consumption of new goods and services, the FairTax has been introduced and championed by Representative Woodall since coming to Congress, with Senators Perdue and … Continue Reading

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