David Perdue in CampusElect.org 2020 coverage


On Abortion: Backed ban on most abortions after six weeks

Q: Keep legal or ban?

Perdue: Ban. "Will continue fighting to protect the unborn." Backed ban on most abortions after six weeks that the courts overturned. Co-sponsored bill to end any federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Ossoff: Legal. "I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade." Will defend Planned Parenthood's "essential preventative and reproductive Health Care services."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Budget & Economy: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a "rogue agency"

Q: Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

Perdue: Loosen. Supports "rollback of federal banking regulations." Calls Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "rogue agency."

Ossoff: Tighten. Seeks more regulation of the banking system, reinstating Glass-Steagall Act.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Civil Rights: Supreme Court overstepped in legalizing same-sex marriage

Q: Support gay marriage and other LGBTQ rights issues?

Perdue: No. Sees marriage as "between one man and one woman." In legalizing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court "overstepped" its role.

Ossoff: Yes. Supports LGBTQ Rights, and Equality Act against discrimination for gender or orientation.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Crime: Need police reform, but vast majority of cops are honorable

Q: Restrict police use of force and increase public oversight?

Perdue: Mixed. "Do we need police reform? Absolutely. But the vast majority of police officers protect us honorably."

Ossoff: Yes. "We urgently need a New Civil Rights Act to establish national standards for use [of] force by American police!"

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Drugs: Supports medical marijuana, not recreational use

Q: Marijuana--Decriminalize or legalize?

Perdue: Medical yes. Supports access to medical marijuana. As of 2014, opposed recreational.

Ossoff: Yes. "It's past time to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Education: Supports school choice including private schools

Q: Public funding for private or for-profit schools?

Perdue: Yes. Supports "school choice," including charter and private schools.

Ossoff: No position found. Focuses on increasing teacher pay and strengthening public schools.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Education: Free tuition is what Soviets, Nazis, Cubans, Venezuelans did

Q: Support free or subsidized tuition for lower-income individuals?

Perdue: No. Promises of free tuition are what "the Soviets did in Russia, the Germans did in '33," and what the Cubans and Venezuelans did.

Ossoff: Yes. Supports debt forgiveness and making public college, state school, or trade school education "debt-free."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Energy & Oil: Support withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Q: Your opinion on climate change?

Perdue: "The scientific community is not in total agreement" about human cause. Supports Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement. Opposed Obama's Clean Power Plan and limits on offshore drilling. Supports biomass investment.

Ossoff: "Climate change is a major threat to our prosperity and our security," part of "a broader environmental and ecological crisis." Will "deliver massive federal investment in clean energy, grid infrastructure, R&D."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Environment: Roll back stifling Obama-era regulations

Q: Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Perdue: Mostly loosen. Roll back "stifling Obama-era regulations." Against reducing waste and emissions. Reduce plastic waste in oceans.

Ossoff: Tighten. Will work to reverse Trump "rollbacks of clean air, clean water, and fuel economy standards."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Foreign Policy: Voted against blocking arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Q: Support blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Perdue: No. Voted in U.S. Senate against resolution blocking Saudi arms sales.

Ossoff: Yes. Reject "regime that executes political dissidents, executes people for their sexuality" and brutally murders journalists.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Government Reform: Idea of voter suppression is a lie out of the pit of hell

Q: Strict ID and other rules to combat possible fraud, even if limiting access?

Perdue: No position found. On chaotic GA primary, "more than 150 counties didn't have any problem. In a few we did. This idea of voter suppression is a lie right out of the pit of hell."

Ossoff: No. Criticizes "major purges" of voter rolls and "mass disenfranchisement." Need a new Voting Rights Act.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Gun Control: Ample guns laws on the books; supports background checks

Q: Your opinion on gun control?

Perdue: "We have ample gun laws on the books;" should enforce them. Supports some more stringent background checks.

Ossoff: Supports universal background checks, red-flag laws, closing gun-show loophole, as well as a ban on assault weapons.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: Repeal fining poor because they can't afford ObamaCare

Q: Support Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare?

Perdue: No. Voted to repeal ACA. "The poorest among us will continue to be fined because they can't afford ObamaCare."

Ossoff: Yes. Will "work to improve [ACA], not repeal it, so we can make affordable insurance and quality care available to all Americans."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: COVID: We've done everything we could

Q: Your opinion on COVID response?

Perdue: Trump and Pence are "taking the coronavirus very seriously." "We've done everything we could." Trump "has taken unprecedented action to protect the American people; now we're working to safely reopen [and] help small businesses continue to weather this crisis."

Ossoff: "Tens of millions are losing jobs, essential workers are underpaid, under-protected and underinsured [while] help for ordinary people and smaller firms has been meager and slow."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Immigration: Citizenship for DACA tied to cutting immigration

Q: Your opinion on immigration?

Perdue: Supports Trump proposal for DACA path to citizenship tied to cutbacks in legal Immigration and funding for wall. DACA brings "chain migration." Supported limiting visas to "create a merit-based immigration system."

Ossoff: "DREAMers are Americans," "here to stay." Supports "path to legal status for undocumented immigrants." "Strong border security doesn't require" sacrificing "our moral principles."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Jobs: Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act

Q: Support "right to work" laws, banning unions from mandating dues for workers they represent?

Perdue: Yes. Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act.

Ossoff: No position found. Has been endorsed by United Auto Workers.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Jobs: Raising minimum wage kills jobs

Q: Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Perdue: No recent position. In 2014 said if "increase the minimum wage, you will kill jobs."

Ossoff: Yes. "Fight to make sure the minimum wage is a livable wage."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Tax Reform: Trump tax cuts having a positive impact across the country

Q: Support administration's $1.9 trillion (2017) tax cuts?

Perdue: Yes. "The tax cuts passed by the U.S. Senate are already having a positive impact across the country."

Ossoff: No. "We borrow trillions to cut taxes for the wealthy & powerful."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On War & Peace: Opposed requiring Congressional approval of attack on Iran

Q: Oppose military attacks on Iran without congressional approval?

Perdue: No. Opposed bill to require approval. Supported 2020 attack; "justice has been served."

Ossoff: No position found, although opposed Trump withdrawal from Iran nuclear treaty.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

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