Perdue was joined by his wife, family, and mother who says she has been waiting more than 50 years to meet Vice President Joe Biden.
Perdue beat Michelle Nunn in the 2014 General Election.
He will work with current senior Senator Johnny Isakson as part of the new Senate majority. Both senators are fighting for the Keystone Pipeline to be among the first votes in the new Senate.
Perdue released the following statement:
“I am honored and humbled to be Georgia’s next Senator, and I am excited to work alongside my colleague Johnny Isakson. But I came to Washington for one reason: to make America better for future generations. Georgia families are frustrated with what they are getting from their federal government, and it’s easy to see why. The economy is not where it should be, Washington continues to squabble at the expense of moving our country in the right direction, and the Obama Administration continues to operate without transparency or any regard to the wishes of the American people.
"As part of the new Senate majority, I am going to roll my sleeves up and get to work fighting for the people of Georgia. My commitment is to build consensus and work with my colleagues to produce results, but never compromise my principles. I hope to bring a fresh perspective and some business sense to the U.S. Senate. I want to prevent the unintended consequences politicians have put on Georgia’s businesses and families through sweeping legislation that too often doesn’t solve the problems Georgians face every day. I will work to put forward commonsense, conservative solutions to help Georgia families and to get our country back on track.”