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Sen. David Perdue

Senator for Georgia

Perdue, a Republican, is the junior senator from Georgia and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Perdue is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Perdue.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Perdue is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Perdue has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% The Club for Growth: 88% United States Chamber of Commerce: 79% FreedomWorks: 76% American Civil Liberties Union: 11% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

David Perdue sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Perdue was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Perdue sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (39%) Finance and Financial Sector (33%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%)

Recent Bills

Some of Perdue’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Perdue’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed 85/13.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed 65/34.
This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647), a major bipartisan transportation bill, and the Export-Import Bank Reform and ...
Yea S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed 81/17.
The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2017, Perdue missed 9 of 782 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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