Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 13 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 52 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 4 of 100)
- 108 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 18 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 33 of 99)
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.1347Read twice and referred May 14, 2015 8 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in d...
S.1317 - Lifetime Income Disclosure ActRead twice and referred May 13, 2015 7 Views
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a lifetime income disclosure.
S.1066 - Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 2015Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of conta...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.187Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 21, 2015 27 Views
A resolution expressing support for the designation of the month of May 2015, as "National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month"
S.1404Read twice and referred May 20, 2015 9 Views
A bill to free States to spend gas taxes on their transportation priorities.
S.1324 - Affordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015Read twice and referred May 13, 2015 9 Views
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to fulfill certain requirements before regulating standards of perf...
Recent Voting History
S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1357Aye (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048Nay (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1314Aye (with party)May 22, 2015