Press Releases

02.20.15

Senator David Perdue Highlights Strategic Partnership With Israel, Meets With Prime Minister Netanyahu

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) traveled to Israel this week - his first international trip as a U.S. Senator and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I’m grateful for the warm hospitality of the Israeli people,” said Senator Perdue. “As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I deemed it imperative that my first trip be to Israel. “The United States-Israel relationship is significant because it is both special and strategic. It is special beca… Continue Reading


02.13.15

Now In The Senate, Georgia’s Perdue Still Aims To Be Outsider

WASHINGTON — David Perdue has an idea for his forthcoming maiden speech in the U.S. Senate: Bring back the jean jacket. Perdue and his jacket formed a ubiquitous image on Georgia television screens last year, as he stood in a field staring off toward the horizon, branded as “The Outsider.” Why would the message change after winning the election? “I can’t get any support from these guys,” Perdue said of his staff. “I don’t know that it fits the decorum of the Senate, but maybe for a day,… Continue Reading


02.12.15

Senators Isakson, Perdue Support Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to confirm Dr. Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense. Carter was unanimously confirmed by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Feb. 10, 2015, and was confirmed today by the full Senate in a 93-5 vote. “America faces many diverse and complex challenges to our national security - from the serious threat posed by the Islamic State to the crisis in Ukraine to the security risks from Boko Haram - and we ne… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Senator David Perdue: GAO Report Highlights Areas of Opportunity for Government Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today expressed concern about the findings of the Government Accountability Office’s 2015 High Risk Report. The report highlights 32 areas within the federal government that are vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. “Our federal government has completely fallen out of touch with what the Founders intended. Washington is addicted to runaway spending, inefficiency, and intrusiveness. It’s time for a real gut check as far as th… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Senator David Perdue Opposes Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that he will oppose the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General: “While Ms. Lynch may have an impressive resume, she did not adequately answer the committee’s questions nor alleviate my concerns about the consistency with which she applies our nation’s laws. After thoroughly reviewing her record and testimony, I am not confident she will defend the Constitution, especially when the President seeks to abuse his power.… Continue Reading


02.11.15

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


02.04.15

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


02.03.15

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


02.03.15

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


02.02.15

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


02.02.15

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


01.30.15

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


01.29.15

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


01.29.15

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


01.28.15

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


01.28.15

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


01.27.15

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


01.26.15

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


01.22.15

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


01.20.15

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

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