Sen. John Isakson
Republican • Georgia • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2005
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 46 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 92 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 12 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 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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- Past Seven Days: 76
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1066Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 13 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...
S.Res.146Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Apr 22, 2015 25 Views
A resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of April 13 through April 17, 2015, as "National Assistant Principals Week".
S.868 - Justice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2015Read twice and referred Mar 26, 2015 9 Views
A bill to establish a fund to make payment to the Americans held hostage in Iran, and to members of their families, who are identified as memb...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.145Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Apr 22, 2015 11 Views
A resolution supporting the designation of April 2015, as "Parkinson's Awareness Month".
S.1045Read twice and referred Apr 22, 2015 7 Views
A bill to protect 10th Amendment rights by providing special standing for State government officials to challenge proposed regulations, and fo...
S.1016Read twice and referred Apr 20, 2015 40 Views
A bill to preserve freedom and choice in health care.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN43: Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationAye (with party)April 27, 2015
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralNay (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralNay (with party)April 23, 2015