Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 20 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 50 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
- 144 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 27 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 8 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.247Referred to the Committee Aug 05, 2015 14 Views
A resolution commemorating and honoring the actions of President Harry S. Truman and the crews of the Enola Gay and Bockscar in using the atom...
S.1930 - Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 7 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...
S.1767 - Combination Product Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jul 15, 2015 4 Views
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to combination products, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1933 - Electrify Africa Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 12 Views
A bill to establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an ...
S.1919Read twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 21 Views
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of spe...
S.Res.241Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Aug 03, 2015 22 Views
A resolution designating August 16, 2015, as "National Airborne Day".
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Aye (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Aye (with party)July 30, 2015