Press Releases

04.24.20

Senator David Perdue Connects Georgians With Top Officials Implementing CARES Act

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) continues to connect Georgians with key administration and state officials to provide answers regarding theimplementation of the CARES Act and other coronavirus relief packages. "My top priority is helping all Georgians get through this crisis," said Senator Perdue. "My role at the federal level has been to help provide relief and facilitate candid conversations between senior officials and Georgia leaders on a daily basis. We have been fortunate t… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Senator David Perdue Requests Independent Review Of WHO’s COVID-19 Response

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling for an independent investigation into the World Health Organization's (WHO) handling of COVID-19. In a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres, Senator Perdue and colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee requested that the UN convene an independent panel of experts to conduct a review of WHO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We write to request… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Senators Warn Against China’s Debt-Trap Diplomacy During COVID-19 Crisis

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) led a group of 15 senators in expressing concerns with the impact that deteriorating global market conditions caused by COVID-19 will have on developing countries and the potential geopolitical implications of relief efforts. While the senators support efforts to provide aid for developing countries, in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, they cautioned that the U.S. must be wary of enabling China's deb… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Senator David Perdue Talks Small Business Relief & Economy with Brian Kilmeade

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Brian Kilmeade Show on FOX News Radio to discuss the Senate's passage of additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, plans to gradually reopen the economy, and the national debt crisis. Highlights: Phased Approach: "There's a human cost to keeping the economy shut down long-term. Sooner or later, we're going to have to reopen this economy. We have to do it in measured ways. I think the President has laid out a phased appr… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Senate Passes Additional Relief For Small Businesses

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today supported unanimous Senate passage of an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which ran out of funding last week due to delays by Democrats: "This new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program will offer a lifeline to small businesses and the millions of hardworking women and men they employ. By providing cash flow assistance, we are helping businesses keep their employees and preventing a liquidity crisis from becom… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Senator David Perdue: Small Businesses Need Relief Now

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is pushing his colleagues to pass additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans to help small businesses pay their employees and remain solvent through the COVID-19 crisis. In Georgia, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved over 48,000 PPP loans, totaling nearly $9.5 billion, before funding lapsed this week. Senate Republicans introduced a bill to add $250 billion to the initial $349 billion i… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Georgia To Receive $16 Million For COVID-19 Public Safety Needs

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today announced the Department of Justice has awarded Georgia nearly $16 million to address public safety challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The $15,840,333 grant, available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, can be used by local law enforcement to hire personnel, pay overtime, purchase protective equipment, distribute resources to hard-hit areas, and address inmates' medical ne… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Senator David Perdue Fights For Senior Care Facilities

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is working to secure critical resources for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, which have been particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, Perdue and 26 Senate colleagues asked that long-term care facilities be made eligible for financial relief programs available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act's Public Health and Social Ser… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Senator David Perdue To Serve On President’s Economic Task Force

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a former Fortune 500 CEO, today was selected as a member of President Trump's Congressional Economic Task Force. The Senator joins a number of bipartisan, bicameral congressional leaders who will provide direct counsel to President Trump on the re-opening of America in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. "President Trump's agenda created the greatest economic turnaround in U.S. history. However, the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting shutdown of much … Continue Reading


04.14.20

Georgia Airports To Receive $411 Million

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today announced that 97 Georgia airports will receive nearly $411 million, including $338 million to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, from the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Stability (CARES) Act that Congress passed last month. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded approximately $10 billion in grants to airports across the country to help replace lost revenue and support airport operation… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Senator David Perdue On Gradually Reopening Economy

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined Augusta's Morning News, Mountain Mornings, and The Valley's Morning News to discuss the COVID-19 relief packages passed by Congress and plans to gradually reopen the American economy. Click here or on the image below to listen. Highlights: Helping Georgians: "All of my staff is totally focused on helping Georgians get through this crisis. We're talking to people all day, every day. If people have a question, they can call our offic… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Perdue, Loeffler: Georgia Hospitals To Receive Nearly $800 Million To Aid COVID-19 Fight

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today announced $792 million in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Georgia hospitals and health care providers enrolled in Medicare. These funds, authorized through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act, will be used to treat coronavirus patients and aid in the fight against COVID-19. "Georgia's medical providers are currently on the frontlines of one of the most se… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Perdue, Loeffler Seek H-2A Flexibility During COVID-19 Crisis

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are leading an effort to ensure farmers have the workers they need to continue planting and harvesting operations during the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Perdue and Loeffler, along with 12 Senate colleagues, underscored the need for flexibility in the H-2A program in order to maintain an abundant food supply in the United States. "Ou… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Perdue, Loeffler Announce Another $9.2 Million For Georgia to Fight COVID-19

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) today announced that the state of Georgia will receive an additional $9.2 million in funding to fight the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Last month, Perdue and Loeffler announced that the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had awarded nearly $15 million to Georgia to fight the outbreak. The $9.2 million announced today, as well as the almost $15 million from last month, were authorized… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Perdue, Loeffler Urge Feds To Expedite Foreign Nurse Visas During COVID-19

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the federal government to expedite the processing of visas for foreign nurses during the COVID-19 crisis. The United States' current nursing shortage disproportionately affects rural communities and impacts our ability to care for those in need. In a letter, Perdue and Loeffler asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to priorit… Continue Reading


04.02.20

Perdue, Loeffler Secure Automatic COVID-19 Payments For Seniors

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and 20 of their Senate colleagues, yesterday penned a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Treasury calling on the agencies to automatically qualify seniors for $1,200 payments included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Senators took this action following initial reports that the IRS would require seniors to file tax returns in order to receive direct cas… Continue Reading


04.02.20

Senator David Perdue Shares Coronavirus Resources On Georgia Radio

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined Scott Ryfun, Scott James, and Chip Lyness on Georgia radio to discuss the coronavirus relief packages passed by Congress and what assistance is available to Georgians. Senator Perdue's website, www.perdue.senate.gov/coronavirus, answers frequently asked questions and provides helpful information on how to apply for aid. Click here or on the image below to listen. Highlights: Resource Guide: "I'm spending all day every day talking t… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Senator David Perdue Pushes Relief For Retail Industry

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to provide relief for workers and businesses in the U.S. retail industry, which has suffered as a result of the coronavirus. The Senator spent much of his 40-year career leading retail businesses and has a unique perspective on the challenges facing the industry. In a letter, Perdue asked Mnuchin to use stabilization funds to incentivize businesses to maintain their existing payroll and provide filing and… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Senator David Perdue Shares Coronavirus Resource Guides

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today shared two resource guides on his coronavirus resource webpage, which is dedicated to helping Georgians stay informed and safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Georgians can find the most current information about what is included in Congress' three COVID-19 relief bills and what assistance they may be eligible for at this time. To get the latest information, visit www.perdue.senate.gov/coronavirus. "It's important that Georgians have access to th… Continue Reading


03.31.20

Perdue, Loeffler Ask Administration To Help Rural Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prioritize funding to rural hospitals amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Perdue and Loeffler joined 40 U.S. Senators and 81 U.S. Representatives in sending HHS Secretary Alex Azar a bipartisan letter requesting the administration use funding included in the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help rural health care prov… Continue Reading

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