Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 18 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 58 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 10 of 100)
- 140 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 25 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.1767 - Combination Product Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jul 15, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to combination products, and for other purposes.
S.1696 - Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jun 25, 2015 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.1661 - Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jun 24, 2015 5 Views
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to preserve consumer and employer access to licensed independent insurance produc...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.241Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Aug 03, 2015 1 Views
A resolution designating August 16, 2015, as "National Airborne Day".
S.Res.237Referred to the Committee Jul 30, 2015 75 Views
A resolution condemning Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army for continuing to perpetrate crimes against humanity, war crimes, and mass ...
S.1893Read twice and referred Jul 29, 2015 36 Views
A bill to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders.
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: VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
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