Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 17 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 78 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 99)
- 251 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 24 of 100) 4 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 100)
Isakson was was born December 28, 1944 in Atlanta. He was educated at the University of Georgia, and was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1976-90) and the Georgia Senate (1993-96). In 1996 he ran in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sam Nunn. Derided as being "too liberal," after declaring himself "pro-choice," he lost in the runoff.
In January 1999, when 6th District Congressman and House Speaker Newt Gingrich decided not to take his seat for an 11th term, Isakson ran for the seat in a special election in February and won easily. He won the seat in his own right in 2000 and was reelected in 2002. He never faced an enthusiastic or well-funded challenge, as the 6th district is arguably the most Republican district in Georgia. Read More...
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- Senate Committee on Finance
- Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Children and Families
- Employment and Workplace Safety
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2580 - Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 10, 2014 15 Views
A bill to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, and for other purposes.
S.2571 - Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 09, 2014 9 Views
A bill to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other...
S.2546 - Auto Enroll Repeal ActRead twice and referred Jun 26, 2014 4 Views
A bill to repeal a requirement that new employees of certain employers be automatically enrolled in the employer's health benefits.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2604Read twice and referred Jul 15, 2014 17 Views
A bill to authorize the sale of certain National Forest System land in the State of Georgia.
S.2605Read twice and referred Jul 15, 2014 22 Views
A bill to preserve religious freedom and a woman's access to contraception.
S.2611 - HUMANE ActRead twice and referred Jul 15, 2014 50 Views
A bill to facilitate the expedited processing of minors entering the United States across the southern border and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1516: John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of LouisianaAye (with party)July 22, 2014
On the Nomination PN1476: Robin L. Rosenberg, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of FloridaAye (with party)July 22, 2014
On the Nomination PN1551: Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of CaliforniaAye (with party)July 22, 2014