Tag: Johnny Isakson

Isakson Proposes Legislation to Expand Ft. Frederica, Kennesaw Mt. and Ocmulgee Mounds Parks

Apparently, Thursday was “Expand Georgia’s National Parks Day” in Senator Isakson’s office. He reintroduced legislation to protect and expand the parks of Fort Frederica, Kennesaw Mountain and the Ocmulgee Mounds. The legislative effort included Senator David Perdue and a bi-partisan coterie of Georgia’s congressional delegation introducing the same legislation in the House of Representatives. The Fort

Sen. Isakson Voting Yes on Kavanaugh

From a press release sent a few minutes ago: “The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Chuck Grassley, did a remarkable job conducting the confirmation process to consider the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. After reviewing the proceedings, including more than 30 hours of testimony from Judge Kavanaugh,

Stop the Presses! Sen. Isakson Says Save the Papers!

Good news, everyone! Johnny Isakson sponsored legislation to help protect newspapers and publishers. The so-called PRINT Act “would suspend the import taxes on uncoated groundwood paper while the U.S. Department of Commerce examines the health of—and the effects on—the printing and publishing industry.” Let me save the Commerce Department some work: the printing/publishing industry is unfortunately

Isakson: “Serious Allegations” Postponing Jackson Confirmation

Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Jon Tester, the committee’s ranking member asked the White House to submit all documents related to the accusations of misconduct from Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson (the letter is below). He was, you will recall, the nominee to be the next Secretary of the Department

Bobby Christine Confirmed as U.S. Attorney

Bobby Christine is the new U.S attorney for the Southern District of Georgia after being confirmed unanimously by the Senate Wednesday evening. Christine was serving as the Magistrate of Columbia County before being nominated to this position. Before that, he was a prosecutor in the Augusta District Attorney’s office. In 2012, Christine was appointed as

Is Johnny Isakson Losing Faith in Donald Trump?

Johnny Isakson sat down with The Marietta Daily Journal recently and reading between the lines, he appears to have a growing unease with U.S. President Donald Trump. The most telling exchange came when Isakson was asked about Trump’s ban on transgender Americans serving in the military. Quote Isakson (emphasis added): “That came out of left field. We

“Repeal and Replace” is Dead – What Does that Mean for Georgia?

Monday night at a dinner with select Senators, in his typical bombastic way, President Trump said they — presumably meaning Senate Republicans and not Republicans in general to include him — would look like “dopes,” and also “terrible” and “weak,” if they didn’t pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Almost simultaneously, two Senators not at the meeting,

Isakson, Perdue Comment on Democrats’ Filibuster of Gorsuch Supreme Court Nomination

A few minutes ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deployed “the nuclear option,” which will allow the Senate to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on a simple majority vote. This is in response to the Democratic filibuster on Gorsuch’s nomination that began three days ago. Both of Georgia’s Senators have released statements regarding the

Isakson, Perdue On New Immigration Executive Order

From press releases: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement on the updated executive order issued by President Donald Trump designed to prevent access into the United States by foreign nationals who are terrorists or criminals: “As a second-generation American whose grandfather emigrated from Sweden in 1903, I value the