Tue., June 11, 2013 6:48pm
A group of Georgia's state senators is urging the state's U.S. senators to vote "no" on the proposed federal immigration bill that's under consideration. Eleven Republican state senators sent a letter Tuesday to Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Sen. Johnny Isakson, both of whom are also Republicans.
Fri., June 7, 2013 8:41am
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Thu., June 6, 2013 7:32pm
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. A spokeswoman for Isakson said Thursday that North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr joined the Georgia Republicans in their inquiry.
Thu., May 16, 2013 11:31am
Republican senators from South Carolina and Georgia want the Obama administration to keep funding a program to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. The MOX plant under construction at the Savannah River Site near Aiken is part of a nonproliferation effort.
Tue., April 30, 2013 9:00am
Three Georgia politicians have written to President Barack Obama urging him to include the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project authorization increase in his budget amendment to Congress. The president’s budget allocated just $1.28 million for the harbor expansion project — which is expected to cost $652 million.
Thu., April 11, 2013 6:55pm
Georgia's two U.S. senators, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, were among 16 Republicans who voted with most Democrats to allow a floor debate on a gun regulation bill.
Tue., April 2, 2013 6:34am
This month, the federal budget cuts known as sequestration take effect. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., talked with GPB about sequestration and the prospects for a federal budget.
Mon., December 24, 2012 10:28am
House Republicans failed to advance fiscal cliff negotiations this week, seemingly putting responsibility for any budget and tax deal back on President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Senate. But Georgia's Republican senators say they are still optimistic that the power players will avert steep spending cuts and across-the-board tax hikes that go into effect if no deal is reached by the new year.
Tue., November 13, 2012 6:45am
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Monday the looming fiscal cliff would devastate military contractors and communities around Georgia military bases that depend on those companies. But he said massive cuts in federal spending would do damage throughout the economy.
Thu., October 4, 2012 3:57pm
In a talk Thursday at the Atlanta Press Club, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson said he thinks there will soon be a break in the political gridlock in Washington. The Marietta Republican cited the former Gang of Six, who are now known as the “Gang of Eight” since adding two members.