Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 5th Term • Sworn In 1999
- 12 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 75 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 19 of 100)
- 194 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 19 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 13 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 3 Views
A resolution designating December 3, 2013, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".
S.Res.302Referred to the Committee Nov 20, 2013 4 Views
A resolution designating December 1, 2013, as "Drive Safer Sunday".
S.1166Read twice and referred Jun 13, 2013 6 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.Res.370Referred to the Committee Mar 05, 2014 13 Views
A resolution supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemning Russian military aggression in Ukraine.
S.2074Read twice and referred Feb 27, 2014 21 Views
A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes.
S.Res.366Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Feb 27, 2014 21 Views
A resolution expressing support for the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.
Recent Voting History
S. 1917: Victims Protection Act of 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1917Aye (with party)March 06, 2014
S. 1752: Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013
On the Cloture Motion S. 1752Nay (with party)March 06, 2014
On the Nomination PN1106: Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International SecurityAye (against party)March 06, 2014