Press Releases


Senator Perdue: Sweeping New Waters Rule Another Massive Overreach By Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a sweeping new rule that will drastically redefine how water is subject to regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act: “Imposing this sweeping new waters rule is another massive overreach by Washington. It is also concerning how the EPA continues to push President Obama’s partisan agenda despite strong opposition, including… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Condemns Georgia Man Supporting ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement regarding the individual from Augusta, Georgia who pled guilty to supporting ISIS: “Terrorism takes many forms. It is alarming to hear that an individual from Augusta was supporting ISIS in our own backyard. This is yet another reminder of the global security crisis we face around the world and here at home. Our federal and state law enforcement officials are on the job every single day fighting threats from … Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Calls On President Obama To Reverse Lawless Amnesty Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty programs from moving forward: “This is a victory for Georgians who want a federal government that respects the rule of law. Once again, a federal court has reaffirmed that President Obama’s executive amnesty was unlawful and unacceptable overreach. We must stop the Presiden… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Thanks Our Nation’s Heroes

Asks Georgians to take the opportunity to thank a veteran WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today made the following statement commemorating Memorial Day: “Today, we pause to thank our nation’s service men and women, and to honor those who have sacrificed their lives so that we may live in a land of freedom and opportunity. America’s heroes, and their families, deserve our eternal gratitude and our prayers. “Though this is a sacred day, it is a stark reminder that ever… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Supports Strong Oversight of Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act: “Free trade plays an important role in Georgia’s economy, supporting over one million jobs. Increasing trade will help open opportunities to expand Georgia grown products into new markets. “I supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) with strong transparency measures to make sure Congress and the American people have direct oversight of the Trans-Pacific… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Highlights Concerns About President Obama’s Cuba Policy

Questioning Leads To Obama Administration Admitting Cuban Policies Have Unknown Consequences WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, spoke at length with Assistant Secretary Alberta Jacobson about President Obama’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba. Senator Perdue asked Assistant Secretary Jacobson about potential negative unintended consequences of President Obama’s proposed actions on Cuba, and the Assistant Secretary a… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Introduces Bill To Make Consumer Agency Accountable To The American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015. The legislation will make the CFPB accountable to the American people by bringing it under the Congressional appropriations process. Given the expansive reach of the CFPB, Senator Perdue’s bill will provide critical Congressional oversight. In March, Senator Perdue offered a similar amendment that was included in the final 2015 Budget Resolution. “The Consu… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Pushes for Increased Transparency in Trade Negotiations

Trade Supports 1.2 Million Jobs in Georgia WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on increased transparency measures in the trade negotiation process: “Free trade is an important tool for growing the economy and creating jobs. In my home state of Georgia, trade supports over one million jobs. Previous free trade agreements have helped promote Georgia products around the world, and future free trade agreements could help increase our expor… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Co-Sponsor Legislation To Roll Back EPA’s Job-Killing Power Plan

Will ensure reliable, affordable energy, put jobs first WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing legislation to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) massive proposed new rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act will ensure reliable and affordable energy, put jobs and the economy first and curb federal overreac… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Vote For Sally Yates For Deputy Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted in support of Sally Yates as Deputy Attorney General of the United States. The Senate confirmed Yates as the number-two Justice Department official by a vote of 84-12. Yates was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 2010 to 2015, and served as a prosecutor in that district for 25 years. Yates was also the first woman to serve as the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta. She was named Acting De… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls for Budget Transparency of All Auto-Pilot Spending

Requests GAO Release Full Inventory of Accounts with Spending Authority and Permanent Appropriations WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) along with seven other Senators, recently wrote Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General and Government Accountability Office director, requesting that GAO update Congress on the growth of federal programs that remain outside of the annual appropriations process. Since the last report in 1996, federal spending has increased by roughly $2 trillion. Wi… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Continues To Fight Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Highlights Recent Actions Against Obama’s Immigration Actions WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) continues to fight back against President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty. In addition to voting to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty five times on the Senate floor, Senator Perdue recently signed an amicus brief against the President’s amnesty actions and raised concerns about fraud in the current legal immigration system. “We must stop President Obama’s egregious … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Statement on Senate Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: “I am proud to support the passage of this bipartisan legislation that forces President Obama’s hand and requires crucial Congressional oversight and scrutiny of any nuclear deal with Iran. “Make no mistake, I believe an international agreement of this magnitude should have been considered as a treaty. President Obama tried to leave Congress … Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue: A-10 Weapon System Critical to National Defense

Join Representatives Carter, Scott in fight to protect critical close-air support from proposed divestment WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voiced their opposition to an Air Force proposal to divest of the A-10 Thunderbolt II that could jeopardize the United States’ close-air support capabilities and the safety of American service members. At a press conference led by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Senate Armed Services Committee C… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Statement On Final Passage Of Balanced Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the following statement on the passage of the FY 2016 Budget Conference Agreement: “While this budget is far from perfect, I’m encouraged by the progress we’ve made in a few weeks to fix six years of fiscal irresponsibility in Washington. For the first time in too long, both the House and Senate made it a priority to pass a balanced budget. This is only a micro-step in the right direct… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Senator David Perdue Calls For Bold Leadership In First Senate Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this week, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) delivered his first speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Senator Perdue called for bold leadership in Washington to address our nation’s major crises, and highlighted how he will work to create a new beginning to get our country back on track. Below is some recent news coverage of his speech. You can watch the full speech here. Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Freshman U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s first speech on the floor th… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Supports Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review

Calls For Congressional Review To Prevent President’s Free Hand With Iran WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke about his support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. The bipartisan legislation allows the American people, through Congress, to have final approval on President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran. The bill passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a unanimous, bipartisan fashion - 19-0. Watch the video here: Transcript: … Continue Reading


Senator Perdue Welcomes Japan Prime Minister Abe To Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a joint session of Congress: “I am excited to welcome Prime Minister Abe to the United States. This is truly an historic event, as he is the first Japanese leader to address a Joint Session of Congress. The Prime Minister’s address to Congress and the American people is not only timely, but is also an important step in strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance. “Today, we face a global secu… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Delivers First Senate Speech

“Creating A New Beginning” WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today delivered his maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate highlighting three areas of national crisis, including: the abuse of executive power, the significant deterioration of American foreign policy, and our out-of-control debt. Full text of remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below. Watch the video here. Transcript: Mr. President, I rise today to address, for the first time, this august body… Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue Co-Sponsor Legislation to Empower States to Challenge Federal Government Rules

Bill would restore the efficacy of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) week co-sponsored legislation this week to ensure state governments are empowered to challenge federal regulations that are constitutionally questionable or burdensome. The Restoring the 10th Amendment Act, S.1045, sets up a framework that would provide states with legal standing and a legal framework for challenging unconstitutional fede… Continue Reading

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