Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 18 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 76 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 100)
- 253 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.2663Read twice and referred Jul 24, 2014 9 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 3 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 1 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.2673Introduced in the Senate Jul 28, 2014 5 Views
A bill to enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel.
S.2667Read twice and referred Jul 24, 2014 12 Views
A bill to prohibit the exercise of any waiver of the imposition of certain sanctions with respect to Iran unless the President certifies to Co...
S.Res.512Referred to the Committee Jul 23, 2014 16 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and the proposed rules and guidelines relating t...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitNay (with party)July 28, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitNay (with party)July 24, 2014
S. 2569: Bring Jobs Home Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2569Aye (with party)July 23, 2014