Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 5th Term • Sworn In 1999
- 10 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 75 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 99)
- 157 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 19 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 68 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.Res.310Referred to the Committee Nov 21, 2013 34 Views
A resolution designating December 3, 2013, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".
S.Res.302Referred to the Committee Nov 20, 2013 40 Views
A resolution designating December 1, 2013, as "Drive Safer Sunday".
S.1166Read twice and referred Jun 13, 2013 5 Views
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to provide for appropriate designation of collective bargaining units.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1764Read twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 7 Views
A bill to limit the retirement of A-10 aircraft.
S.1712 - Employee Rights ActRead twice and referred Nov 14, 2013 12 Views
A bill to provide protections for workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization.
S.1670 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ActRead twice and referred Nov 07, 2013 33 Views
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 28Nay (with party)November 21, 2013
S. 1197: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1197Nay (with party)November 21, 2013
On the Cloture Motion PN527: Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia CircuitNay (with party)November 21, 2013