Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 18 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 77 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 31 of 100)
- 258 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 24 of 100) 4 Made Into Law (Ranks 27 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.2663 - Partner with Korea ActRead twice and referred Jul 24, 2014 4 Views
A bill to provide high-skilled visas for nationals of the Republic of Korea, and for other purposes.
S.2580 - Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 10, 2014 1 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 3 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...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2743 - Protecting Children and America's Homeland Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 13 Views
A bill making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, for border security, law enforcement, humanitarian as...
S.2688 - Union Transparency and Accountability ActRead twice and referred Jul 30, 2014 1 Views
A bill to ensure labor organization transparency and accountability.
S.Res.530Referred to the Committee Jul 30, 2014 11 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from pers...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1180: Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitAye (against party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 5021: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
On the Motion (Motion to Recede in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021)Aye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
On the Conference Report H.R. 3230Aye (with party)July 31, 2014