David Perdue's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
Office: U.S. Senate (GA) - Sr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate (GA) - Sr
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- "Georgians and Americans from across the country are joining together in our nation's capital and marching to protect unborn life. Like the hundreds of thousands of March for Life participants, I believe we have a moral obligation to promote a culture that values life and protects the innocent." (votesmart.org)
- Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of S Amdt 3967 - Senator Rand Paul's Amendment to H.R. 6157. (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
- "These changes to the tax code are a win for American families, American workers, and American businesses. A family of four making the median income of $73,000 a year will see their tax bill go down by $2,200 a month. That's a 60% reduction in their federal income tax. A single parent with one child making the median income will get a 75% tax cut. The individual mandate that was unleashed on the American people by Obamacare is eliminated." (votesmart.org)
- "This mounting debt crisis will not fix itself--quite the contrary. It will only grow worse because Social Security and Medicare are going to demand more and more funds from the general operating fund because of the imbalances in those two items. If we don't get serious about solving this debt crisis right now, we will not be able to fully support our national security and our domestic priorities." (votesmart.org)
- "And if the debt crisis wasn't enough, we have an additional $86 trillion in future unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicaid, and federal employee benefits and pensions. Combined with a $17 trillion debt, that's over $100 trillion! That's a $1 million credit card bill for every household in America -- about 20 times the average household income." (votesmart.org)
- Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
- Rated 0% by Common Cause. (votesmart.org)
- "Police officers who commit crimes like the murder of George Floyd should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In the U.S. Senate, I'm committed to working toward meaningful solutions to root out racism in our society and ensure justice is applied equally to everyone." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
- "Iâve cosponsored the JUSTICE Act to ensure police are representative of the communities they serve, provide more de-escalation training to officers, equip more officers with body cams, and create a database for police misconduct offenses." (perduesenate.com)
- "We are a nation of laws. Those laws, however, must be enforced fairly and objectively. Police officers who commit crimes like the murder of George Floyd should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." (twitter.com)
- "We need to make sure that the fundamental issue of fairness is upheld by all law enforcement agencies so everyone gets treated equally, fairly, period. The tragedies we have seen are unacceptable by any measure, and I don't think anybody in America thinks that what we have seen is right. Those who are responsible need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and we need to put a full stop to it right now. But that fight starts today, I believe, here in the U.S. Senate." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
- "At the price tag of $26 billion annually over the next 30-years, Congress must identify a way to responsibly fund our priorities. This bill helps clear the way under President Trump's leadership to find a way to finance the 355-ship Navy that the President has called for." (votesmart.org)
- "When national security alerts are at an all-time high and ISIS is recruiting new terrorists daily, scaling back our military is nonsensical." (votesmart.org)
- "I continue to support funding critical infrastructure, but we must do so responsibly. For too long, Washington insiders have ignored our $18 trillion national debt and have wasted time on priorities that don't match those of the American people. If we want to solve our fiscal crisis, we've got to grow the economy, and building infrastructure supports a robust economy. That's why I proposed an amendment to the highway bill that would simply match the length of authorization with the available funding." (votesmart.org)
- "We must repair our highways but Congress cannot ignore our country's staggering debt crisis, and this type of governing has become dangerously acceptable to politicians in Washington." (votesmart.org)
- "When it comes to the corporate rate, I've seen how important it is for Americans to compete with their counterparts around the world. The most stimulative part of the tax bill is this corporate tax cut because of the impact it will have on our businesses and workers, and because it creates a level playing field with the rest of the world." (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of HR 748 - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. (votesmart.org)
- Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
- "I have seen first hand that parents and local educators make the best decisions on how to meet the unique needs of students. For example, my mother started a program for gifted students that is still a model for schools across Georgia to this day. True innovation starts at the local level, not in Washington. We should dismantle unnecessary federal bureaucracy and get that funding into the classrooms." (votesmart.org)
- "Prioritizing America's energy independence is a key component of President Trump's plan to get the economy going again. Low cost energy is essential to keeping us competitive with other countries. By rolling back stifling, Obama-era regulations, the Trump Administration is giving power back to the States to decide what's best for their industries. It's refreshing to have a President who is committed to fighting for American workers and growing the economy, instead of a political agenda." (votesmart.org)
- Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
- Signed a letter stating: "Many states are relying on renewable biomass to meet their energy goals, and we support renewable biomass to create jobs and economic growth while meeting our nation's energy needs." (votesmart.org)
- "U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauds the Trump Administration's action to replace Obama-era energy regulations with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) proposal: "Prioritizing America's energy independence is a key component of President Trump's plan to get the economy going again. Low cost energy is essential to keeping us competitive with other countries. By rolling back stifling, Obama-era regulations, the Trump Administration is giving power back to the States to decide what's best for their industries. It's refreshing to have a President who is committed to fighting for American workers and growing the economy, instead of a political agenda." (votesmart.org)
- "The U.S. withdrawal is the next step in fulfilling President Trump's promise to rescind burdensome regulations like the Clean Power Plan that are raising energy costs and stifling our economy, while still maintaining a seat at the table for future international climate talks." (votesmart.org)
- Rated 7% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of S Amdt 667 - Health Care Freedom Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
- "Obamacare cannot be fixed. For too many Georgians, it has not been working over the past year and it will never work as promised. As long as Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Michelle Nunn continue their liberal agenda in Washington, Obamacare will continue to hurt Georgia families." (votesmart.org)
- Rated 0% by American Public Health Association. (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
- "Co-sponsored the Securing the Border and Protecting Our Communities Act to withhold federal transportation grant funds from cities that refuse to cooperate with the Department of Justice and reallocate funds towards the completion of the border wall project authorized in the Secure Fence Act of 2006." (votesmart.org)
- "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." (votesmart.org)
- "This critical summit is happening because of President Trump's leadership and unwavering resolve to make the world a safer place. We want to move toward the objectives President Trump has laid out: total denuclearization, as well as a potential peace treaty to end the Korean War, with reunification talks down the road. President Trump and Secretary Pompeo deserve an enormous amount of credit from the global community for getting North Korea talking and engaging in a productive way. The Trump Administration has my full confidence as they move forward in these key talks." (votesmart.org)
- "I applaud President Trump's action to decertify. Decertification gives the U.S. significant leverage at the negotiating table to get the international community on board to tackle non-nuclear issues and to address shortcomings in the deal, like sunset clauses and inspection loopholes. To be clear, this is part of a long-term regional strategy. This includes countering Iranian influence in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, where Iranian proxies have been gaining control and influence in the region. President Trump is doing what the last administration refused to do: reengaging with the rest of the world, while asserting American security interests." (votesmart.org)
- "I fully support President Trump's decision to hold this important meeting. Our president has established what was missing from U.S. policy toward North Korea for years: Credibility for the threat of use of force. Without that credibility, our diplomatic efforts have no teeth." (votesmart.org)
- "President Trump is right to take strong action against Iran. The goal should be that Iran never possess a nuclear weapon, period. Rather than punish Iran for its illicit behavior, President Obama's weak agreement created a pathway for the rogue regime to develop a nuclear weapon due to its sunset clauses and inspection loopholes. In fact, this poorly-negotiated deal emboldened Iran to continue its ballistic missile program, support of terrorism, and aggression toward one of our closest allies, Israel. Earlier this year, I supported the President's decision to decertify. It's clearly time to hold Iran accountable for their dangerous behavior. President Trump is fully equipped to reengage with our allies across the globe, while putting America's national security interests first." (votesmart.org)
- "Tonight, Americans, our troops, and our allies heard directly from President Trump that the United States of America refuses to let Afghanistan become a safe haven for radical Islamic terrorists to mount global attacks. I look forward to working with Secretary Mattis and General Nicholson to ensure they have the resources needed to properly implement this strategy and ensure success in Afghanistan." (votesmart.org)
- "While we have made significant progress in Afghanistan, it is important that we continue to review the suggested military withdrawal plan to give our troops enough time to effectively train the Afghan forces and avoid making the same mistakes of the past, which created a vacuum for ISIS and other terrorist groups to ascend to power in the region." (votesmart.org)
- Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
- "The perspective here is that we have a new free trade agreement with South Korea under President Trump. We have a trade agreement in principle with Japan. We have the USMCA that I believe would pass the U.S. House of Representatives today, and we have Europe at the negotiating table." (votesmart.org)
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