Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 15 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 77 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 99)
- 246 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.2571Read twice and referred Jul 09, 2014 5 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 17 Views
A bill to repeal a requirement that new employees of certain employers be automatically enrolled in the employer's health benefits.
S.2431 - West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study ActRead twice and referred Jun 04, 2014 7 Views
A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgi...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.496Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 07, 2014 20 Views
A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Alan John Dixon, former United States Senator for the State of Illinois.
S.Res.494Message on Senate action sent Jun 30, 2014 19 Views
A resolution relative to the death of Howard H. Baker, Jr., former United States Senator for the State of Tennessee.
S.2513 - Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jun 23, 2014 5 Views
A bill to establish a demonstration project for competency-based education.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1736: Julian Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentAye (against party)July 09, 2014
S. 2363: Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 2363Abstain (against party)July 07, 2014
On the Nomination PN1397: Cheryl Ann Krause, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third CircuitAbstain (against party)July 07, 2014