Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 23 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 55 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 99)
- 174 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 32 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 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.319Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 19, 2015 58 Views
A resolution designating November 29, 2015, as "Drive Safer Sunday".
S.2082 - Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed Sep 30, 2015 109 Views
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, ...
S.2024 - Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2015Read twice and referred Sep 10, 2015 3 Views
A bill to expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.J.Res.25Read twice and referred Nov 17, 2015 34 Views
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Administra...
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 45 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.Res.309Message on Senate action sent Nov 06, 2015 17 Views
A resolution relative to the death of Fred Thompson, former United States Senator for the State of Tennessee.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Aye (with party)November 17, 2015