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Sen. Johnny Isakson

Sen. Johnny Isakson

Republican, Georgia
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Office Phone: 202-225-4961
Committees:
Finance
Foreign Relations
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Veterans’ Affairs
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
21.0% of children are in poverty
23.2% of children under 6 are in poverty
8.4% of children are in extreme poverty
15.1% are food insecure
7.5% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Isakson on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Isakson on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • did not vote on H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.1827, the KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP funding for five years.

  • co-sponsored S.1859, the Healthcare Tax Relief Act, which would extend the moratorium on the annual fee on health insurance providers.

  • co-sponsored S.2507, the Improving Choices in Health Care Act, which would allow for the sale of short-term, renewable, less-than-12-month insurance plans that provide bare bones coverage. Often these plans are purchased by low-income individuals who are unaware that the benefits offered by the plan are extremely limited.

  • co-sponsored S.3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which would amend health laws to ban discrimination based on pre-existing conditions in the event that a similar provision in the Affordable Care Act is nullified.

  • Isakson on Child Welfare

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Child Welfare. To learn more visit www.isakson.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-4961.

    Isakson on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Isakson on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.isakson.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-4961.

    Isakson on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • Isakson on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.isakson.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-4961.

    Isakson on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit www.isakson.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-4961.

    Isakson on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • did not vote on H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2513, the School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act, which would provide for grants to schools for improved security measures, improved mental health training for school employees, and technical assistance for programs designed to improve mental health care for children.

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