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Senator David Perdue Commends Georgia Student Graduating from Senate Page School

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today attended the Senate Page School graduation of David Brannon of Augusta, GA. Through this program, students are able to assist with the legislative process while completing rigorous coursework for a school semester. "David is an incredibly intelligent and respectful young man," said Senator Perdue. "I was absolutely delighted that he was able to have this experience and couldn't be more proud of his representation of Georgia. David has… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Debt Projections For The Next Decade Are Very Sobering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Budget Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor about the latest debt projections outlined in the Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook Report for 2016 to 2026: Click here to watch or click the image below. Transcript: "Washington received a loud wake-up call this week. On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office, the CBO, released its biannual Budget and Economic Outlook Report and the projections for… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Applauds Committee Passage of Antiquities Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved legislation introduced by Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Bob Casey (D-PA) that restricts ISIS's ability to profit from the sale of antiquities. The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act already passed the House and now heads to the full Senate for consideration. Below are Senator Perdue's remarks as prepared for delivery: "I'd like to offer a few words on the Protec… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Congratulates Georgia’s Newly Elected President of the American Farm Bureau Federation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate congratulating Zippy Duvall of Greensboro, who recently became Georgia's first president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: "Mr. President, we are celebrating a first in Georgia's history. Last week, our state's farm bureau president, Zippy Duvall, was elected by th… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Denounce Obama’s Move to Allow New EPA Land Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to override President Obama's veto of a bill passed by Congress and supported by both senators to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing a massive federal land grab that will expose Georgia farmers, ranchers, home owners and businesses to significant compliance costs and new fines. The procedural vote to advance this measure failed by a vote of 52-40. "I have fought this admin… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement On Georgia Judicial Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement: "Considering a nominee for lifetime appointment to our federal courts is one of the most significant responsibilities I have as a United States Senator and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. I take this responsibility all the more seriously when considering nominees to federal courts in my home state of Georgia. "After a thorough review of the professional a… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Broken Immigration System Presents A Dire Threat To National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its visa overstay report, which revealed that more than half a million people illegally overstayed their visas which expired in 2015: "A visa entry-exit tracking system has been required by law for 20 years, yet it still does not exist. That is unacceptable. Today, DHS cannot even tell us how many people in our country have overstayed their visas. One of th… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Votes to Suspend Refugee Process & Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement in support of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which suspends the admission of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the United States until the integrity of the vetting process is improved: "ISIS has called on its supporters to exploit refugee programs and unsecure borders to attack its enemies. This global call to action and resulting terrorist attacks have Georgians and Americans concer… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: CBO Projections Should Be Wake-Up Call For Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a summary of The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026, which projects more debt and less growth over the next decade: "Yesterday's CBO projections should be a wake-up call for Washington. This is another reminder that our country's debt crisis is well past the tipping point. Last month, interest rates increased a q… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s lasting legacy: "Today, we honor the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King's actions to advance justice continue to inspire us all to do better. As Americans, it is my hope we will persevere and promote the peace Dr. King so courageously championed in order to leave a better world for future generations."… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Announces January Mobile Office Hours

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced mobile office hours for the month of January. Mobile office hours are opportunities for Georgians to meet with Senator Perdue's staff members in various locations across the state. "Serving Georgians is one of my top priorities." said Senator Perdue. "My team and I want to help all Georgians that may not otherwise be able to visit our Atlanta office location. We have field representatives based in each region of the state, and we're… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Implementation Of Iran Deal Is A Grave Mistake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and vocal opponent of President Obama's dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, released the following statement regarding its implementation: "President Obama's misplaced trust in Iran is alarming. I am very concerned the Obama Administration is moving forward with implementation of its dangerous deal and sanctions relief when Iran refuses to play by the rules. As we learned from recent internatio… Continue Reading


Senators Push President Obama To Punish Iran For Ongoing Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter today to President Obama, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Boozman (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Dan Coats (R-IN), raised concerns about the failure to punish Iran's aggressive behavior and asked for a clear roadmap ahead of the forthcoming implementation of the Joint Comprehensi… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement on Release of Guantanamo Detainees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration confirmed the release of 10 Guantanamo Bay terrorists to Oman: "In 2011, President Obama pulled our troops out of Iraq prematurely to fulfill a campaign promise and created a vacuum, which we've seen ISIS exploit. Now, at the end of his second term, President Obama is trying to fulfill another campaign promise that will further jeopardize the security of Americans. Releasing terro… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Announce Students Representing Georgia in U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today announced the selection of two Georgia students to serve as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program that will be held March 5-12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Justin Deal of Dalton, Ga., and Meredith McCain of Johns Creek, Ga., met the rigorous requirements of the program and were chosen to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program's 54th annual Washington Week. … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement on Iranian Seizure of U.S. Navy Ships and Crew

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Iran seized two U.S. Navy ships and detained the crew: "Iran's detention of ten American sailors is further proof that this dangerous regime is not to be trusted. These Americans are in the custody of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, one of the most hardline groups in Iran. "I am concerned for the safety and well-being of these American sailors, and P… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Washington Needs More Transparency, Not Less

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting for the Federal Reserve Transparency Act: "Washington needs more transparency, not less. An unrestricted audit of the Federal Reserve is long overdue and it should have garnered unanimous support in the Senate today. Our country is currently headed down a dangerous fiscal path, and it is critical that the American people have an opportunity to examine the Federal Reserve's balance sheet and i… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Highlights President Obama’s Failed Economic & Foreign Policies Ahead of #LastSOTU

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor ahead of President Obama's last State of the Union address. Click on the image below or click here to watch the video. Transcript: "Tonight, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union Address-a closing argument for his presidency. This president, who promised change, will attempt to point to his Administration's accomplishments as many presidents have done in the past. This wi… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: We Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to Ongoing Ties Between North Korea and Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding reports of a hydrogen bomb test by North Korea: "I'm deeply troubled by reports of North Korea testing a hydrogen bomb yesterday. If confirmed, this test will serve as another example of President Obama's failed foreign policy. This is a sobering and stark reminder of the true consequences our country and allies face when this president shows weakne… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls on President to Reprimand Iran for Ruthless Behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on President Obama to punish Iran for its recent violations of international agreements: "It is outrageous that President Obama has yet to punish Iran for not one - but two - ballistic missile test launches that were in direct violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In fact, Iran's actions have gone unpunished for months now. The Obama Administration's decision to… Continue Reading

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