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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


Senators Isakson, Perdue Fight to Fully Repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today co-sponsored legislation to fully repeal Obamacare. The Obamacare Repeal Act was introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and has 44 co-sponsors. The legislation would fully repeal Obamacare effective 180 days after its enactment, allowing Congress and the states six months to develop and vote on new patient-centered health care reform. “Since the day that Obamacare was signed into law, I have worked to repeal i… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls For Fiscal Responsibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today called for fiscal responsibility, as President Obama released yet another budget that never balances and adds to the national debt. In a statement, Senator Perdue said: “The President’s budget drastically misses the mark. Once again, the President proposes his Washington-knows-best approach of higher taxes, more spending, and bigger government. Handing our kids and grandkids even more debt like this is downright irresponsible. “Geo… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue, Carter Statement of Support for Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, today applauded the inclusion of new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) in the president’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The administration’s budget request includes $29.7 million for the Savannah harbor -- $21.05 million for the expansion project and an additional $8.66 million to dispose of the dredging waste in Georgia and South Caro… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Cosponsor Bill to Protect Americans from IRS Political Targeting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., this week cosponsored legislation to stop the Internal Revenue Service from implementing its proposal to severely curtail the First Amendment rights of citizen-led 501(c)(4) groups. The Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act was introduced by U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and is cosponsored by 33 additional senators. The bill would stop further attempts by the Internal Revenue Ser… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Co-sponsor ‘Audit the Fed’ legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today co-sponsored S.264, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., that would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a comprehensive and independent audit of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 would mandate an audit of the Federal Reserve by the Comptroller General of the United States, who is the head of… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Applauds Senate Passage of Keystone Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Senate for passing legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline: “I’m proud to have cosponsored the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill, because it benefits Americans in so many ways,” said Senator Perdue. “It will create tens of thousands of jobs, it will get us closer to energy independence, and will help lower energy costs for families and small businesses. “Over the past few weeks, the new Republican majority has demo… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Named Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) today announced that Senator David Perdue (R-GA) will serve as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development. This subcommittee will have responsibility for reviewing the budget and operations of the State Department and USAID. “For the last six years, the President’s aimless foreign policy has confused our allies and emboldened our enemies… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Named Senate Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced that Senator David Perdue (R-GA) will serve as Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources. The subcommittee is responsible for oversight on the EPA’s regulation of pesticides, conservation of natural resources, biotechnology, and forestry. Senator Perdue will also serve on two other Agriculture subcommittees: Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade and Rural Development and Energy. “I… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls On The Obama Administration To Embrace America’s Energy Abundance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today made the following statement about the Department of Interior’s Draft Proposed Program to include Georgia as a potential site in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022: “Energy exploration along the Atlantic coast can help strengthen our economic and national security, but the Obama Administration’s draft proposal fails to consult Georgians on our state’s energy needs and prevents other states from … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls For Sense of Fiscal Urgency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook, which concludes that our $18 trillion debt will skyrocket to over $27 trillion over the next decade: “I didn’t come to Washington to sit idly by as lawmakers in both parties pretend the deficit is shrinking and that our national debt is not a concern. We have a genuine fiscal crisis on our hands. We’re already handing our kids and grandki… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Cosponsors Legislation To Roll Back Regulations & Hold Government Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act to prevent the executive branch and federal agencies from imposing costly and burdensome regulations on Georgia families and business: “Our economy is lagging due to many factors, but one of the most prominent is the impact of harmful federal regulations coming from Washington,” said Senator Perdue. “The Executive Branch, under President Obama, has tried to … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Delivers Video Address To Georgians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today delivered the following address to Georgians, which lays out his priorities in the Senate and how he will work to make life better for all Georgians. Click here to watch the full video: “Good evening, I’m David Perdue. While it’s only been a few weeks, I can tell you one thing, I’m still the outsider in Washington. What’s sorely missing from the debate is a real sense of urgency to tackle our full-blown fiscal crisis. That’s why I’… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lasting legacy: “Today, we reflect upon Dr. Martin Luther King’s heroic dedication to the advancement of liberty,” said Senator Perdue. “A man of faith, family, and integrity, Dr. King’s words and actions remain an inspiration to all Americans. Dr. King reminds us that, despite disappointment, we must ‘never lose infinite hope.’ And it is my hope that we honor his legacy by … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue To Represent All Georgians In U.S. Senate

MACON, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today participated in a ceremonial swearing-in bringing together family, friends, supporters, and community leaders in Georgia. “It is truly humbling that the people of Georgia have tasked me to represent them and their interests in the United States Senate. I am ready to get to work with our senior Senator Johnny Isakson and my other colleagues in order to make the Senate functional again. The time of bickering is over, and the time … Continue Reading


Senators Moran, Perdue Introduce Fair Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) today introduced legislation to overhaul and simplify the American tax system. The bill, based upon a proposed tax system known as the “FairTax,” would replace our complicated and costly tax system with a flat national consumption tax and eventually close the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “Overhauling the American tax system is not an easy undertaking, but the economic need for a leaner and fairer tax code has ne… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Announces Senate Staff to Serve People of Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced the appointments of his staff in the United States Senate: “Georgians sent me to Washington to tackle our nation’s toughest issues, and they can be confident that we’ve selected a strong team to serve our constituents and help me get our country back on track,” said Senator Perdue. “This team shares my sense of urgency to make a difference and fight for a brighter future for all Georgians and all Americans.” Washington Sta… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Announce Georgia Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today announced that two Georgia students have been selected as delegates to the 53rd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 7 through 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Kylon Harris of Americus, Ga., and Jacob Pierce of Conley, Ga., were chosen to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program’s 53rd annual Washington Week. While in Washington, the stud… Continue Reading

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