Read our 2017 Report Card for Isakson.
Isakson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Isakson has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John “Johnny” Isakson sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Select Committee on Ethics
- Chair, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Chair, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Chair, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Senate Committee on Finance
- Member, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
Isakson was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2372: VA MISSION Act of 2018
- S. 2193: Caring for our Veterans Act of 2017
- S. 1598: Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
- S. 1024: Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
- S. 784: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017
- S. 3032 (114th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2016
- S. 1767 (114th): Combination Product Regulatory Fairness Act of 2016
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Isakson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (38%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) International Affairs (7%) Education (7%)
Some of Isakson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3479: Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018
- S. 3089: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
- S.Res. 484: A resolution supporting the designation of April 2018 as “Parkinson’s Awareness Month”.
- S.Res. 454: A resolution relative to the death of Zell Bryan Miller, the former Governor ...
- S.Res. 446: A resolution designating March 25, 2018, as “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day”.
- S.Res. 394: A resolution recognizing January 2018 as National Mentoring Month.
- S. 2372: VA MISSION Act of 2018
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
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 45/34.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.J.Res. 59 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Dec 18, 2013. Motion Agreed to 64/36.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J.Res. 59; Pub.L. 113–67) is a federal statute concerning spending and the budget in the United States, that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 26, 2013. On December 10, 2013, pursuant to the provisions of ...
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
H.R. 2996 (111th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct 29, 2009. Conference Report Agreed to 72/28.
H.R. 4137 (110th): Higher Education Opportunity Act
Jul 31, 2008. Conference Report Agreed to 83/8.
From Jan 2005 to Sep 2018, Isakson missed 201 of 4,180 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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