Press Releases


Senator David Perdue Responds to Proposed Army Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement regarding the proposed Army restructuring by the Department of Defense: “When national security alerts are at an all-time high and ISIS is recruiting new terrorists daily, scaling back our military is nonsensical. Today, I spoke directly with Secretary of the Army John McHugh to express my concern for this proposed cut back, specifically the impact… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue to DHS: “Sanctuary Jurisdictions” Endanger Public Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), along with several other Senate Judiciary Committee members, is pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for information about its program aimed at exempting illegal immigrants from our nation’s laws, posing direct threats to public safety. “Your Department has refused to confront so-called ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions, endangering the public safety and leading to tragedies such as the recent killings of Kathryn Steinle in San Fran… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Empty Negotiation Terms Should Result in an Empty Negotiation Table

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement urging Secretary of State John Kerry to suspend nuclear negotiations with Iran: “By running out the negotiating clock again, Iran has signaled to the world they are not serious about dismantling their nuclear weapons program. From red lines to deadline extensions, the Obama Administration has been dangerously accommodating and we cannot continue to reward Iran’s bad behavior. It is time for us to stand … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Introduces Georgia Avian Bird Flu Expert at Agriculture Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted Georgians’ concerns over recent avian bird flu outbreaks during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. Senator Perdue introduced one of the hearing witnesses, Dr. David Swayne, a renowned Avian Influenza expert and Director of the National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia. “We are certainly honored to have what many would consider the foremost authority on Avian Influenza in the country here for this very im… Continue Reading


Georgia Congressional Delegation Calls for Federal Review of Proposed State Department Training Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) along with several member of Georgia’s U.S. House of Representatives delegation are calling for a federal review of a Department of State proposal to construct a costly new training center from scratch in Virginia instead of using an established federal training facility in Georgia that could save taxpayers millions of dollars. The proposed Virginia location for a training center for Foreign Service personnel would… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Senator David Perdue: Usher The Return of The Citizen Legislator By Imposing Term Limits

Usher The Return of The Citizen Legislator By Imposing Term Limits By Senator David Perdue The Augusta Chronicle For too long, career politicians in Washington, D.C., have focused more on advancing their own careers than helping the people they are elected to serve. More than eight in 10 Americans believe that our political leaders are more interested in protecting their own power and privilege than doing what is right for the American people. THAT’S J… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Iran Moving Dangerously Closer To Nuclear Weapon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on the Iran nuclear negotiations: “It’s no surprise that yet again, President Obama and Iran’s negotiators have failed to meet the June 30 deadline for a deal on the future of Iran’s nuclear program. Every step of the way, Iran has refused to accept reasonable terms, and instead, is moving dangerously closer to a nuclear weapon. “Iran is clearly trying to buy time, and is building more centrifuges … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Stands With Charleston Community

CHARLESTON, SC - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott along with other Members of Congress for the funeral of the victims in Charleston. “Today, I stand with the people of Charleston as we pray for the families who lost their loved ones in this unthinkable tragedy. We’ve seen the Charleston community and the entire state come together to heal and move forward. In the face of such adversity, the leaders of South Carolina and my Sen… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Obamacare Still A Disastrous Law That Must Be Repealed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement about the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare: “Today’s ruling doesn’t change the fact that Obamacare is a disaster and should be entirely repealed. Right now, many Georgians are seeing their premiums skyrocket by double-digits, their hours cut back because of the employer mandate, and less access to the doctors of their choice because of the empty promises made by President Obama. These aren’t theoretical… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Trade Must Be Transparent And Accountable To The American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on Senate passage of Trade Promotional Authority (TPA): “Free trade creates opportunities for Georgians and supports more than a million jobs in my home state. That’s why I supported Trade Promotional Authority (TPA), which gives Congress more oversight than ever before in any trade deals negotiated by the President. “TPA holds President Obama completely accountable to transparency and oversight meas… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: Obamacare Was Wrong From The Start

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today discussed on the Senate floor the negative impacts of Obamacare and the need to immediately repeal it. Click here to watch the video or click the image below. Transcript: “Mr. President, I rise to speak today about the greatest domestic policy train wreck that we’ve seen in my lifetime - a fundamentally flawed law that is holding back our economy and limiting people’s freedom when it comes to choices in healthcare. Of cou… Continue Reading


Senators Kirk, Ayotte, Cotton, Perdue Introduce Just Google It Act to End Wasteful Printing of Government Documents Found Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and David Perdue (R-GA), today announced the introduction of the Just Google It Act, which would eliminate the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an outdated and duplicative government agency that prints and sells copies of government documents that can be found for free online through a simple Google search. The Department of Commerce estimates that NTIS will have an op… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Supports A Strong National Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today supported the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Georgians know that the most important role of the federal government is to provide the resources necessary to keep Americans at home and abroad safe. “Right now, the United States faces a global security crisis, and it’s critical that we fund our military to maintain a strong defense. This year’s bill also achieves some important reforms that help produce cost… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: CBO Confirms Looming Fiscal Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook: “The latest report from CBO confirms that we have a fiscal crisis on our hands. Time is running out for us to deal with our national debt and put the long-term economic solutions in place to ensure that our children and grandchildren will have the same opportunities that my generation had. They do not deserve to be burdened by out… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Supports Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects unborn babies after 20 weeks. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is the lead sponsor. The bill has 45 cosponsors in the Senate and passed the House with a 242-184 vote. “Our nation must do more to protect innocent life and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is an important step to protect the unborn when they can feel physical pain. It is critical that we co… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Condemns Power Grab By President Obama’s EPA

Blasts Blatant Government Overreach In Judiciary Committee Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today condemned the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent water rule, Waters of the United States. In a Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Perdue noted that the new rule from President Obama’s EPA is blatant regulatory overreach and will hurt Georgians. For example, the regulation would impact nearly 3,000 miles of roads, 1,50… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement On Senator Johnny Isakson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement: “Senator Johnny Isakson is a true statesman. When he speaks, people in Washington listen. Anyone who knows Johnny, knows that his top priority is and will always be the people of Georgia. He is a long-time champion for our veterans and Georgia values in the U.S. Senate. As my senior senator, I look forward to working together every day as we fight for Georgia and our country."… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Introduces NDAA Amendments to Combat Obama’s Failed Middle East Strategy

Urges Follow Through in Syria & Iran to Prevent Further Destabilization WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to combat President Obama’s failed policy in the Middle East. The first would authorize assistance to vetted moderate Syrian rebels and the second would require a comprehensive strategy to prevent Iran from creating a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. “For over four years, President O… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls For Full & Fair Cost Analysis of State Department Training Facility

Provision Included In State Department Authorization Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, Internal Operations, and Bilateral International Development, called for an independent and impartial analysis when determining the location of its diplomatic training facility. The State Department is weighing whether to augment an existing facility - the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers… Continue Reading


Senators Perdue and Kaine Introduce Bipartisan State Department Reform Bill

Improving State Department Oversight & Accountability WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, Internal Operations, and Bilateral International Development, today introduced the Improving Department of State Oversight Act, a bipartisan bill that will facilitate necessary changes to improve the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG)… Continue Reading

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