Our unique analysis of the bills Isakson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Isakson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Isakson for more statistics.
John “Johnny” Isakson sits on the following committees:
- Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Ethics
- Chairman, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Senate Committee on Finance
- Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Isakson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (35%) Labor and Employment (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) International Affairs (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Isakson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3392: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order ...
- S. 3227: Economic Growth and Development Act
- S. 3107: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide ...
- S. 3032: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2016
- S. 2921: Veterans First Act
- S. 2832: Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act of 2016
- S.J.Res. 33: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, ...
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From Jan 2005 to Sep 2016, Isakson missed 138 of 3,625 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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