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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


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


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


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


Senator David Perdue Condemns NLRB’s Malicious Ambush Election Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored a resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s misguided regulations on labor union elections. “This ruling from the NLRB is another example of why the American people are disgusted with Washington - it will negatively affect employee privacy and hurts businesses,” said Senator Perdue. “My business experience has shown me that both transparency and trust are essential elements of a strong workplace, an… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue: We Must Come Together To Stop The President’s Lawless Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to stop President Obama’s executive amnesty as part of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill: “My top priority is defending the Constitution, and protecting the balance of power put in place by our Founders. In addition, as outlined in the Constitution, one of the most important roles of the federal government is to protect our national security. That is why I voted five times to responsibly fund the Department of Home… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Congratulate Georgia Superintendent on Being Named 2015 National Superintendent of the Year

Clarke County’s Philip D. Lanoue awarded national honor by School Superintendents Association WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today congratulated Clarke County School District Superintendent Philip D. Lanoue of Athens, Georgia on being named the 2015 National School Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents Association on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. “I send my heartiest congratulations and thanks to Dr. Lanoue on his achievement,” … Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue, Cosponsor Legislation to Prevent Taxpayer Funding for Abortions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently cosponsored legislation to prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion. Currently, similar policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, must be renewed each year and do not fully apply to Obamacare. “It’s an obligation of the federal government to protect innocent life, and it’s high time that we work to end loopholes which make taxpayers responsible to pay for abortion,” said Senator Perdue. “I stand with Georgians i… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: The Internet Should Not Be Over Regulated By Unelected Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Internet regulations. The Internet is now reclassified from an information service to a telecommunications service. The FCC will now be able to exert more authority over Internet access. The regulations also include wirelessaccess. “The Internet should not be over regulated by unelected federal bureaucrats,” said Senator Perdue. “We deserve a more open Internet - not… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Votes Against Loretta Lynch Nomination For Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Judiciary Committee, today voted against the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General: “Today, I voted against Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be Attorney General. As I stated a few weeks ago, Ms. Lynch’s resume is very impressive and is not what leads me to oppose her nomination. After years of mismanagement and politicization by Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice needs an Attorney General who is … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls President Obama’s Veto Of Bipartisan Keystone Jobs Bill Ridiculous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today responded to President Obama’s decision to veto the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill. The bill passed both chambers in bipartisan fashion, with a 62-36 vote in the Senate and 270-152 in the House. “It’s ridiculous that President Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline jobs bill. Georgians are sick and tired of petty politics and gridlock in Washington, and President Obama’s veto is the epitome of both. “This bipartisan, bicameral jobs bill … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Introduces Georgia Farmer In First Agriculture Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today discussed the impact of Washington’s policies on the agricultural community in both Georgia and around the country. Senator Perdue introduced one of the hearing witnesses, Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Georgia. Lee is a cotton, peanut, wheat, corn, soybean, pecan, and cattle producer. Lee spoke to the committee about the important impact of farm policy. “As I traveled across the great state of Georgia, I met with Mr. Lee and other family f… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Highlights Strategic Partnership With Israel, Meets With Prime Minister Netanyahu

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) traveled to Israel this week - his first international trip as a U.S. Senator and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I’m grateful for the warm hospitality of the Israeli people,” said Senator Perdue. “As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I deemed it imperative that my first trip be to Israel. “The United States-Israel relationship is significant because it is both special and strategic. It is special beca… Continue Reading


Now In The Senate, Georgia’s Perdue Still Aims To Be Outsider

WASHINGTON — David Perdue has an idea for his forthcoming maiden speech in the U.S. Senate: Bring back the jean jacket. Perdue and his jacket formed a ubiquitous image on Georgia television screens last year, as he stood in a field staring off toward the horizon, branded as “The Outsider.” Why would the message change after winning the election? “I can’t get any support from these guys,” Perdue said of his staff. “I don’t know that it fits the decorum of the Senate, but maybe for a day,… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Support Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm Dr. Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense. Carter was unanimously confirmed by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Feb. 10, 2015, and was confirmed today by the full Senate in a 93-5 vote. “America faces many diverse and complex challenges to our national security - from the serious threat posed by the Islamic State to the crisis in Ukraine to the security risks from Boko Haram - and we ne… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: GAO Report Highlights Areas of Opportunity for Government Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today expressed concern about the findings of the Government Accountability Office’s 2015 High Risk Report. The report highlights 32 areas within the federal government that are vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. “Our federal government has completely fallen out of touch with what the Founders intended. Washington is addicted to runaway spending, inefficiency, and intrusiveness. It’s time for a real gut check as far as th… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Opposes Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that he will oppose the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General: “While Ms. Lynch may have an impressive resume, she did not adequately answer the committee’s questions nor alleviate my concerns about the consistency with which she applies our nation’s laws. After thoroughly reviewing her record and testimony, I am not confident she will defend the Constitution, especially when the President seeks to abuse his power.… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral Passage of Keystone Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the House of Representatives for once again passing legislation to create the Keystone XL Pipeline. The bill passed the House 270-152 and passed the Senate with a 62-36 vote. “Now it’s official: the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill that I cosponsored in the Senate has overwhelming support from the House. Georgians, and all Americans, have demanded that Congress function again and pass bills that get our economy going, and the Ke… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Cosponsors Balanced Budget Amendment: Continues to Advance Georgians’ Top Priorities In U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today, along with Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and 52 other Senators, cosponsored a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the Constitution. The Balanced Budget Amendment would require total expenditures for any fiscal year to not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year. Senator Perdue continues to advance Georgians’ top priorities and has already cosponsored legislation in support of building the Keystone Pipeline, rolling back regulations, fu… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Proud To Support Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Veteran Suicide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. Named after Clay Hunt, a young veteran who took his life in 2011, the bipartisan bill would improve mental health care and suicide prevention resources for American service members. The bill passed both chambers of Congress unanimously. “Twenty two veterans commit suicide every day, and that is nothing short of a national tragedy,” said Senator Perdue. “Georgia has a… Continue Reading

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