Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson

Senator from Georgia, Republican

Isakson, a Republican, has been a senator from Georgia since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district (1999-2004).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Isakson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John “Johnny” Isakson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Isakson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (38%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Labor and Employment (13%) International Affairs (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Housing and Community Development (5%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Isakson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Isakson’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN64: Alissa M. Starzak, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army
Dec 14, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Isakson missed 138 of 3,635 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: