Press Releases

03.25.20

Senator David Perdue On Keeping Americans Healthy & Employed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) presided over the ongoing debate and then spoke on the Senate floor about the "Phase Three" COVID-19 response bill and the need to stabilize our economy by protecting our employees during this unprecedented time. Click here to watch or click on the image below. Highlights: Recognizing Critical Care Workers: "I sponsored a resolution recognizing and thanking all of the people in America who are stepping up and are putting… Continue Reading


03.24.20

Perdue, Loeffler Work To Expedite Coronavirus Testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are encouraging the Trump Administration to refocus coronavirus resources to Academic Medical Centers in Georgia and across the country. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the senators highlight that Academic Medical Centers, like those at Augusta University or Atlanta-based Emory University, are using innovative testing methods and have unique infrastructure that enables them to return coro… Continue Reading


03.23.20

Senator David Perdue Salutes COVID-19 Critical Care Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today introduced a Senate resolution commending doctors, nurses, truck drivers, janitors, grocers, and other Americans who are carrying out essential tasks during the coronavirus crisis. "The best of America always comes out during moments of crisis," said Senator Perdue. "It's encouraging to see so many Georgians and Americans stepping up to help their neighbors, support their communities, and care for those in need. In these uncertain times,… Continue Reading


03.23.20

Senator David Perdue Releases Coronavirus Public Service Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following video discussing the coronavirus response. He also shared a 20-second public service announcement encouraging Georgians to follow the advice of public health officials. Click here to download the video. Click here to download the public service announcement. Transcript: "Hi everybody, this is David Perdue, the senior United States Senator from Georgia. I just wanted to give you a brief update on how we're responding… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Senator David Perdue Offers Solutions For Employers & Employees Impacted By Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced an amendment to temporarily suspend payroll taxes for one year, which would provide employers and employees with direct relief during the coronavirus crisis. Senator Perdue was joined by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) in proposing this critical amendment to the U.S. Senate's phase three coronavirus economic relief package. "The coronavirus outbreak is creating an economic crisis in the United States, and what's most at risk is th… Continue Reading


03.20.20

Senator David Perdue Discusses Coronavirus Latest on Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Fox Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss the economic impact of the coronavirus and the Senate's "Phase 3" relief bill. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Coronavirus Relief Package: "This is a big government solution versus a free market solution. There are several things we need to do here. We need to make sure that the employer and employee can maintain their relationship. We already passed two different p… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Perdue, Loeffler Propose Solutions To Support Farmers During Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are proposing solutions to support the agricultural community and prevent labor shortages during the coronavirus crisis. Senators Perdue and Loeffler today joined colleagues in sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging the Trump Administration to maintain access to vetted, temporary workers to help ensure America's agriculture industry has the workforce it needs as the nation combats the coronavirus. The senators… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Georgians Work Together To Support Coronavirus Response

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted Georgia businesses and communities that are making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic. "In many ways, Georgia is on the frontlines of our country's response to the coronavirus," said Senator Perdue. "It's encouraging to see so many Georgia-based businesses and our local communities working together to support our state and really the entire country. Thank you to everyone who has lent a helping hand during this challengin… Continue Reading


03.18.20

Perdue, Loeffler Support Strong Economic Solutions For Families During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today voted to support the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which will provide critical resources to help stop the spread of the virus and support families and small businesses. "The United States is facing extraordinary challenges that require extraordinary solutions," said Senator Perdue. "This bipartisan coronavirus relief package will directly support the health and economic security of America… Continue Reading


03.18.20

Perdue, Loeffler Urge Action To Support Small Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As former business leaders, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are working to ensure small businesses have the flexibility and certainty they need to protect their employees and serve their customers during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Credit Union Administration Chairman Rodney Hood, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams, and U.S. Small Business Administration Administ… Continue Reading


03.16.20

Senator David Perdue Announces Updates Amid Coronavirus

ATLANTA, GA - In response to President Trump's national emergency and Governor Kemp's public health emergency declarations, along with the advice of our nation's public health experts and medical professionals, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that his offices will begin telework procedures starting Monday, March 16th. All staff will be available remotely in both Georgia and Washington, D.C. "The health and safety of Georgians is my top priority," said Senator Perdue. "At this t… Continue Reading


03.13.20

Senators Perdue, Loeffler On National, Georgia Emergency Declarations

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) comment on President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration and Governor Brian Kemp's public health emergency declaration, which will provide federal, state, and local authorities with additional resources to combat the coronavirus, or COVID-19. "President Trump and Vice President Pence's top priority is keeping Americans safe," said Senator Perdue. "The Administration's early action helped slow the spread of the … Continue Reading


03.12.20

Perdue, Loeffler Announce Millions in Funding for Georgia to Combat Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) announced the administration is providing Georgia with nearly $15 million to combat the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Georgia-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is awarding a total of $560 million to support state and local responses to the coronavirus throughout the country. Georgia public health agencies are receiving… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Senator David Perdue Discusses Coronavirus On Columbus Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Wes Carroll on WDAK radio in Columbus to provide an update on the coronavirus after joining President Trump at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta last week. Click here or below to listen. Highlights: Proud The CDC Is In Georgia: "We're very blessed in Georgia to have the CDC housed in Atlanta. The visit with President Trump on Friday was enlightening…The CDC said they are now ahead of the game o… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Senator David Perdue Leads Hearing On Marine Corps Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, today led a hearing on Marine Corps ground modernization as the committee prepares for the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Click here to watch Chairman Perdue's opening remarks. Chairman Perdue's Opening Remarks The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower convenes this morning to examine Marine Corps ground programs in review of the Defense Authorization R… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Senator David Perdue Highlights Workforce Needs At Robins Air Force Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today questioned the Honorable Matthew Donovan, nominee to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, about recruiting skilled civilian workers for positions within the Air Force's maintenance depots, including Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The Department of Defense's current 180-day rule prevents retiring servicemembers from accepting an equivalent civilian position at a military base until 180 days after their military re… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Senator David Perdue Introduces Georgian In Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today introduced Mr. Jordan Gillis, of Atlanta, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, in his Senate confirmation hearing. Gillis currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. Click here or on the image below to watch. Transcript: "Thank you Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Reed, and all my colleagues in this com… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Perdue, Loeffler Join President Trump On CDC Visit

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today joined President Donald Trump at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta to tour the facility and receive an update on the agency's coronavirus response. "President Trump's visit to Georgia today emphasizes his commitment to leading in our fight against the coronavirus and indicates how important the CDC is in that fight. Dr. Redfield and his team are on the front lines of protec… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Senator David Perdue Calls Attention To Navy Shipbuilding Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, spoke on the Senate floor about the need to support the U.S. Navy by getting shipbuilding back on track. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Major Challenge: "Over the last 20 years, shipbuilding has been devastated. We've lost some 20,000 vendors across the DoD. Almost 14,000 primary vendors have been lost in the supply chain. Even if we were to fund a reca… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Senators Perdue, Loeffler Support Coronavirus Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today voted in favor of supplemental funding to support the U.S. government's coronavirus response. They plan to join President Trump tomorrow as he tours the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC). "President Trump and Vice President Pence have one priority: protecting the American people," said Senator Perdue. "The Administration responded aggressively to the initial outbreak and has taken strong action to… Continue Reading

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