Press Releases

03.27.19

Senator David Perdue Chairs First Seapower Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, today led his first hearing as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Seapower. Chairman Perdue will use his business experience to ensure the Pentagon is using resources in the most efficient and effective manner. Click here to watch Chairman Perdue's opening remarks. Chairman Perdue's Opening Remarks: This is my first public meeting as chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee. I'm humbled to be lea… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Senator David Perdue Calls On Colleagues To Support Disaster Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to urge support for his bipartisan disaster relief package. Today, the Senate voted 90-10 to begin debate on the bipartisan disaster relief package he introduced with Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and other senators. Senators Perdue and Isakson have been fighting for disaster relief funding since Hurricane Michael devastated Georgia and other states last October. Click he… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Senator David Perdue: Green New Deal Is Nothing More Than A Socialist Wish List

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on the Green New Deal: "Our national debt topped $22 trillion last month, and some in Washington still refuse to accept the fact that we are in a full-blown crisis. The Green New Deal is nothing more than a Socialist wish list that could cost the American people tens of trillions of dollars and would crush our economy. Not a single Senate Democrat was willing to go on the record today in supp… Continue Reading


03.22.19

Senator David Perdue Applauds Trump Administration’s Commitment To Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded Secretary of Energy Rick Perry for visiting Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia, and reaffirming the Trump Administration's commitment to completing Vogtle Units 3 & 4. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Governor Brian Kemp also attended. In August, Senator Perdue toured construction on Vogtle Units 3 & 4 and invited Secretary Perry to visit the plant and see the value of the project firsthand. Today, the U.S. Departm… Continue Reading


03.21.19

Perdue, Kemp, Collins Join Vice President Pence At Atlanta ICE Briefing

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Doug Collins (R-GA-09) today joined Vice President Mike Pence at Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Atlanta Field Office to receive a briefing about the work of local ICE agents and the broader mission of border security. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "It was an honor to have Vice President Pence in Georgia today to hear directly from the brave men and women wh… Continue Reading


03.21.19

Senator David Perdue Honored By National Guard Youth Challenge Program

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) received the 2019 Challenge Champion Award for his support of the Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Program. The National Guard Youth Challenge Program was formed in 1993 to counter the high school dropout crisis. The nationwide program provides free alternative education and structured discipline programs for at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 18. Through the program, cadets have the opportunity to earn a GED or high school diploma. Cl… Continue Reading


03.20.19

Senator David Perdue Works To Combat Human Trafficking

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today visited the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) headquarters to receive a briefing from law enforcement on efforts to combat human trafficking. Senator Perdue also toured the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit lab and visited a partnership between Wellspring Living and Crim High School. The Senator was joined by Attorney General Chris Carr, GBI Director Vic Reynolds, GBI Special Agent Debbie Garner, U.S. Attorney BJay Pak, DeKalb C… Continue Reading


03.15.19

Senator David Perdue Receives 2019 Inspirational Leader Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, received the Military Order of the Purple Heart's (MOPH) 2019 Inspirational Leader award for his work to protect the Purple Heart medal and enhance medical care for veterans. Senator Perdue's No Hero Left Untreated Act became law in December 2018. The Inspirational Leader award is given to one Member of Congress per year in recognition of outstanding leadership and legislative achievement. Cli… Continue Reading


03.15.19

Senator David Perdue: Social Security & Medicare Have To Be Saved

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, calls out the $22 trillion debt crisis and asks his Senate colleagues to get serious about saving the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, which are projected to soon become insolvent. The Senator also discussed President Trump's FY20 budget proposal with Russ Vought, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Click here to watch. On the Economy & Debt Crisis Senator Per… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Senator David Perdue Talks National Emergency, Disaster Relief On Georgia Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), joined several Georgia radio stations to discuss President Trump's national emergency declaration, disaster relief for Georgia farmers, and President Trump's recommendation of full funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) in FY2020. Highlights: Explosion in Illegal Drug Trafficking: "I used to live in Texas, and I'm very familiar with the valley area down there. A few weeks ago, I went down to the border. I actually went o… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Senator David Perdue Supports President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) supports President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border: "There is a five-alarm crisis at the southern border. I've seen it firsthand. This is not just about illegal immigration or building the wall. It's about the explosion in illegal drug trafficking. We also need to close loopholes and get border patrol agents the resources they desperately need. President Trump knows that, and he's right to take action to … Continue Reading


03.13.19

Georgia Leaders Applaud SHEP Funding In President Trump’s Budget Proposal

SAVANNAH, GA - Georgia elected officials and industry leaders are applauding President Trump's recommendation of full capability funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) in fiscal year 2020. Yesterday, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' recommendation of $130.28 million in federal funds to keep SHEP on track for completion in 2022. This is the third year in a row this c… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Perdue, Isakson, Carter Push Savannah As Home To New Air National Guard Squadron

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) are urging the Pentagon to consider Savannah as home to a new Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) within the Air National Guard. The Air Force is currently considering locations to establish an additional AES in order to meet recommendations by the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force. In a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Perdue, … Continue Reading


03.12.19

Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Full Funding for Savannah Harbor Deepening

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), have secured full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track in fiscal year 2020. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020, recommending more than $130 million in federal funds for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This is the third year in a row SHEP will receive full federal f… Continue Reading


03.11.19

Senator David Perdue On President Trump’s Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on President Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2020, which cuts spending by $2.7 trillion over ten years and is projected to balance within 15 years: "The debt crisis is the single greatest threat to our national security. President Trump understands this, which is why his administration is working to cut spending, grow the economy, and restructure the Pentagon's budget to effectively reb… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Statements On Severe Storms In Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statements after severe weather and destructive tornadoes hit Central and Southwest Georgia: "Again our prayers are with the Georgians whose homes and livelihoods were damaged and with our neighbors in Alabama who suffered loss of life during yesterday's severe weather," said Senator Isakson. "I thank our first responders for the immediate and ongoing response, as well as our hospital staff, ut… Continue Reading


03.04.19

Georgia Leaders, Farmers Urge Congress To Pass Disaster Relief Package

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia leaders, farmers, and other elected officials are urging Congress to quickly pass the bipartisan disaster relief package introduced last week by U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). President Trump, working with a bipartisan group of senators, has confirmed his support for disaster relief and encouraged Congress to pass legislation with funding for Georgia and other states that are recovering from recent hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disas… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Senator David Perdue Joins America’s Newsroom Live From CPAC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Sandra Smith and Bill Hemmer on Fox News' America's Newsroom to discuss the debt crisis and President Trump's summit with North Korea. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Growing Debt Crisis: "Just two weeks ago, our national debt ticked over to $22 trillion. Over the next 30 years alone, we have $130 trillion of unfunded liabilities of this federal government. That is $1 million per household." Economic Revival… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Senator David Perdue Calls Out Debt Crisis At CPAC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) participated in a panel discussion at CPAC on tackling the $22 trillion debt crisis and promoting conservative values. Click here or on the image below to watch the full panel discussion. Highlights: National Security Threat: "There are a number of military experts who have said for years that this growing debt is the greatest threat to national security. It's also a great threat to our social institutions. We can't do the right things fo… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Senator David Perdue Talks North Korea Summit & $22 Trillion Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Mornings with Maria to discuss President Trump's summit with North Korea, the $22 trillion debt crisis, and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's appearance before the Senate Banking Committee. Click here to watch. Highlights: President Is Acting Like A Statesman: "I think we'll get some concrete progress out of this summit with North Korea. I'm proud of President Trump. He's acting like a statesma… Continue Reading

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