Read our 2019 Report Card for Isakson.
Isakson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Isakson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Isakson was the primary sponsor of 25 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 743: Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act
- S. 2740: Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2019
- S. 2072: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019
- S. 1574: Lifetime Income Disclosure Act
- S. 87: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act
- S. 89: Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act
- S. 3479 (115th): Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018
Does 25 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Isakson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3005: Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act of 2019
- S.Res. 452: A resolution commemorating and supporting the goals of World AIDS Day.
- S.Res. 448: A resolution designating December 3, 2019, as “National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day”.
- S. 2971: CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2019
- S.Res. 439: A resolution designating December 1, 2019, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.
- S. 2846 (116th): Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act
- S.Res. 395: A resolution recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis, and for ...
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2019, Isakson missed 347 of 4,670 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2019. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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