Read our 2018 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Isakson was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3479: Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018
- S. 3089: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
- S. 2372: VA MISSION Act of 2018
- S. 2193 (115th): 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
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 (13%) Labor and Employment (10%) International Affairs (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Education (6%)
Some of Isakson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 87: A bill to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park ...
- S. 88: A bill to redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and ...
- S. 89: A bill to expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the ...
- S.Res. 705 (115th): A resolution designating December 3, 2018, as “National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day”.
- S.Res. 696: A resolution permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and housewares during the ...
- S.Res. 699 (115th): A resolution designating November 25, 2018, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.
- S. 3505: Preserving America’s Battlefields Act
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H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
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 Jan 2019, Isakson missed 205 of 4,249 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.2% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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