In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address President Obama is expected to call for an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans. But Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are proposing a Fair Tax Act.
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to hold a test vote Tuesday on a bill to extend benefits for the long term unemployed. U.S. Senator Jack Reed is proposing to extend benefits until the end of March while Congress deals with the more than $20 billion annual cost of those benefits. Georgia Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson oppose the plan, saying it would add to the country’s deficit.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he plans to vote against authorizing a military strike in Syria. In a statement, the Georgia Republican said Monday that he has carefully weighed the issue and has talked personally with hundreds of Georgians about a potential military intervention in Syria.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is calling for a hearing on the Atlanta VA Medical Center after two federal audits earlier this year detailed allegations of mismanagement of mental health programs and poor patient care linked to three deaths.