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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


Senator David Perdue Video Statement on 5th Anniversary of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video statement on the fifth anniversary of Obamacare: Click here to watch the video: Transcript: Today marks five years since Obamacare was signed into law. Georgians and Americans across the country continue to struggle due to its harmful effects. A majority of Americans are opposed to President Obama’s healthcare law, and it’s easy to see why. Many people have been forced off their healthcar… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls Waters of the United States Rule “Blatant Government Overreach”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today highlighted his opposition to the proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would drastically redefine, which waters are subjected to regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act. “The EPA’s proposed rule is nothing short of blatant government overreach and I have serious concerns about the consequences it could have for Georgia… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Introduces Budget Amendment To Rein In Rogue Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced an amendment to the Senate’s 2015 Budget Resolution regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Given the expansive reach of the CFPB, Senator Perdue’s budget amendment will provide critical Congressional oversight. “The reckless Consumer Finance Protection Bureau was spawned from the disastrous Dodd-Frank financial regulation law,” said Senator Perdue. “Right now, the CFPB is a rogue agency that dishes out ma… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Celebrates Georgia Farmers On National Agriculture Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement in observance of National Agriculture Day: “Today, we celebrate the prominence of agriculture in Georgia’s economy and way of life. As our state’s oldest and largest industry, agriculture provides Georgia with a true competitive advantage. “Not only do Georgians produce an array of goods like pecans, peanuts, peaches, chickens, cotton, and blueberries, but they do so in a smart and innovative way. Farm… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: We Are In The Midst Of A Full-Blown Financial Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today discussed our full-blown financial crisis, and what we must do to get our country back on track. In a Senate Budget Committee hearing, Senator Perdue called on Congress to balance the budget, pay down our debt, and grow the economy, before the consequences destroy our way of life. Click here to watch the video. Transcript: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate your leadership and persever… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue: Obama Administration Must Withdraw Ammo Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today signed on to a letter calling on the Obama administration to withdraw a proposed regulation that would effectively ban certain ammunition used in AR-15-style rifles and other firearms. The letter to B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or ATF, states, “Second Amendment rights require not only access to firearms but to bullets. If law-abiding gun owners cannot o… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue: Tax Code Shouldn’t Reward Those Who Broke Immigration Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today co-sponsored legislation to prevent millions of individuals benefitting from the president’s 2014 executive amnesty action from collecting a tax credit based on work performed while in this country illegally. The president’s action last year to grant amnesty to millions here illegally also opened the door for those individuals to be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps low- to moderate-incom… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue: Georgia Tech Serves As A Model For Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a statement regarding President Obama’s visit to Georgia Tech: “It’s ironic that President Obama continues to say that something must be done about higher education. On his watch, college costs have skyrocketed. We can all agree that college should be more accessible, and we cannot continue to burden our children with more debt, but President Obama’s strategy won't work. “As a proud Georgia Tech alumnus, and former board me… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls For Congressional Approval Over Negotiations With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined 46 other Senators in writing an open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran about ongoing nuclear negotiations. The letter states that an agreement between President Obama and Iran, without Congressional approval, is nothing more than an executive agreement that can be terminated when President Obama is no longer in office. “We cannot accept a bad deal with Iran… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue On Keystone Veto Override: It Should Never Have Come To This

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today responded to the Senate’s attempt to override President Obama’s veto of the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill. The bill passed both chambers in a bipartisan fashion, but fell short of the 67 votes needed to override a presidential veto with a 62-37 vote. “Let’s be honest, it should have never come to this. President Obama’s failed policies have decimated the middle class. The Keystone jobs bill would have offered a jumpstart to the economy… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue: Irresponsible For Any Member of Congress to Turn Their Back On Our Ally, Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today called on all Members of Congress to attend the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint address to Congress and the American people: “I welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the United States, and strongly urge my colleagues in both the House and Senate to ignore the political theatre and pay attention to the serious concerns of the Israeli Prime Minister. Members should focus on the substance of the Prime Minister’s concerns, … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Condemns NLRB’s Malicious Ambush Election Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored a resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s misguided regulations on labor union elections. “This ruling from the NLRB is another example of why the American people are disgusted with Washington - it will negatively affect employee privacy and hurts businesses,” said Senator Perdue. “My business experience has shown me that both transparency and trust are essential elements of a strong workplace, an… Continue Reading


Senator Perdue: We Must Come Together To Stop The President’s Lawless Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to stop President Obama’s executive amnesty as part of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill: “My top priority is defending the Constitution, and protecting the balance of power put in place by our Founders. In addition, as outlined in the Constitution, one of the most important roles of the federal government is to protect our national security. That is why I voted five times to responsibly fund the Department of Home… Continue Reading


Isakson, Perdue Congratulate Georgia Superintendent on Being Named 2015 National Superintendent of the Year

Clarke County’s Philip D. Lanoue awarded national honor by School Superintendents Association WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today congratulated Clarke County School District Superintendent Philip D. Lanoue of Athens, Georgia on being named the 2015 National School Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents Association on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. “I send my heartiest congratulations and thanks to Dr. Lanoue on his achievement,” … Continue Reading


Senators Isakson, Perdue, Cosponsor Legislation to Prevent Taxpayer Funding for Abortions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently cosponsored legislation to prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion. Currently, similar policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, must be renewed each year and do not fully apply to Obamacare. “It’s an obligation of the federal government to protect innocent life, and it’s high time that we work to end loopholes which make taxpayers responsible to pay for abortion,” said Senator Perdue. “I stand with Georgians i… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue: The Internet Should Not Be Over Regulated By Unelected Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released a statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Internet regulations. The Internet is now reclassified from an information service to a telecommunications service. The FCC will now be able to exert more authority over Internet access. The regulations also include wirelessaccess. “The Internet should not be over regulated by unelected federal bureaucrats,” said Senator Perdue. “We deserve a more open Internet - not… Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Votes Against Loretta Lynch Nomination For Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Judiciary Committee, today voted against the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General: “Today, I voted against Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be Attorney General. As I stated a few weeks ago, Ms. Lynch’s resume is very impressive and is not what leads me to oppose her nomination. After years of mismanagement and politicization by Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice needs an Attorney General who is … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Calls President Obama’s Veto Of Bipartisan Keystone Jobs Bill Ridiculous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today responded to President Obama’s decision to veto the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill. The bill passed both chambers in bipartisan fashion, with a 62-36 vote in the Senate and 270-152 in the House. “It’s ridiculous that President Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline jobs bill. Georgians are sick and tired of petty politics and gridlock in Washington, and President Obama’s veto is the epitome of both. “This bipartisan, bicameral jobs bill … Continue Reading


Senator David Perdue Introduces Georgia Farmer In First Agriculture Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today discussed the impact of Washington’s policies on the agricultural community in both Georgia and around the country. Senator Perdue introduced one of the hearing witnesses, Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Georgia. Lee is a cotton, peanut, wheat, corn, soybean, pecan, and cattle producer. Lee spoke to the committee about the important impact of farm policy. “As I traveled across the great state of Georgia, I met with Mr. Lee and other family f… Continue Reading

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