Press Releases

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


04.15.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on President Obama Decision to Remove Cuba from U.S. State Sponsors of Terror List

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism: “I am deeply concerned that President Obama continues to embolden our enemies and empower dictators from Russia to Iran, and now Cuba. Cuba must prove it is willing to change its destructive and oppressive behavior before the United States removes it as a state sponsor of terrorism. “The Castro regime, ti… Continue Reading


04.14.15

Senator David Perdue: We Must Not Allow Iran To Develop A Nuclear Weapon

(Not Now, Not In Ten Years, Not Ever) WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today addressed Georgians about the importance of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Senator Perdue does not currently support the framework for a nuclear deal with Iran in its current form, given it allows Iran to develop a nuclear weapons capability down the road. Later today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet to discuss the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. This legislat… Continue Reading


04.10.15

ICYMI: Senator Perdue Addresses Serious National Security Threats In Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. Below is some recent coverage of Senator Perdue’s trip: Atlanta Journal-Constitution: U.S. Sen. David Perdue said he would reject a deal designed to p… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Call for Offshore Energy Legislation with Revenue Sharing

(Bipartisan Southern Atlantic Coastal delegation calls for offshore drilling revenue to be shared with Atlantic coastal states) WASHINGTON,D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today joined a bipartisan group of Senators in calling for offshore energy legislation that allows Georgia and other Atlantic coastal states to share in the revenue from energy resources developed offshore. In January, the U.S. Department of the Interior proposed opening the Mid- and Sou… Continue Reading


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

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