Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 21 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 73 of 98) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 51 of 98)
- 277 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 24 of 100) 9 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.Res.585Resolution agreed to in Senate Dec 03, 2014 13 Views
A resolution designating December 3, 2014, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".
S.Res.583Resolution agreed to in Senate Nov 20, 2014 5 Views
A resolution designating November 30, 2014, as "Drive Safer Sunday".
S.2831 - Economic Growth and Development ActRead twice and referred Sep 16, 2014 3 Views
A bill to direct the President to establish an interagency mechanism to coordinate United States development programs and private sector inves...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.597Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Dec 11, 2014 11 Views
A resolution commemorating and supporting the goals of World AIDS day.
S.2987 - Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2014Read twice and referred Dec 08, 2014 8 Views
A bill to expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
S.2944 - No Social Security for Nazis ActRead twice and referred Nov 19, 2014 11 Views
A bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide for the termination of social security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi pe...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1345: Stephen R. Bough, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of MissouriNay (with party)December 16, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1345: Stephen R. Bough, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of MissouriNay (with party)December 16, 2014
H.R. 5771: Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2014
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 5771Aye (with party)December 16, 2014