Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson


Official Page of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) (Committees: Veterans' Affairs, Chairman; Ethics, Chairman; Foreign Relations; HELP; Finance)

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On #GoldStarMothersDay , we honor the mothers and families of our fallen service members. As a nation, we are grateful for their sacrifice and offer our unwavering support to those grieving.

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Today marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. To all who celebrate, Dianne and I wish you a holiday filled with family, food and fellowship.

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The problem of mass violence is growing, and we need answers. It’s time we diagnose the problems to prevent these attacks. Legislation I introduced last week would help: via @WSAV 

Thanks to James Hughes, @EmoryMedicine  professor emeritus & former president of @IDSAInfo , for supporting the bipartisan legislation I introduced with @SenBobCasey  to help fight drug-resistant infections: via @Albany_Herald 

The president’s executive order follows through on my “CHRONIC Care Act” to improve overall health & keep patients out of the hospital. Today’s order expands seniors’ access to telehealth & services that support healthy living through Medicare Advantage:

Good economic news announced in today’s #JobsReport ! The U.S. unemployment rate hit a 50-year low in September. #TaxReform  and cuts to burdensome red tape are delivering positive results for Americans. via @WSJ 

I enjoyed connecting with the State Board of Education this morning. They are working to tackle challenges & meet the needs of today’s students. We’ll get the best results by working together with teachers, parents & local boards of education, and I appreciate their dedication.

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Yom Kippur is a beloved holiday marked by atonement and forgiveness. As millions across the world fast, let us all join them in prayer.

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Officer Gylfe of the Perry Police Department and captain of the @GeorgiaGuard @48thIBCT  just returned home! Welcome back, and thank you for your service! ‘A Hero's Homecoming: Georgia police officer returns from 10 months in Afghanistan’ via @WJCL_News 

Happy 244th birthday to the @US Navy! Thank you to our Navy veterans, the men and women who serve today, and the families who support them. #ForgedByTheSea  #244NavyBday 

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Congrats to @SenatorSessions  on becoming U.S. Attorney General. His respect for law, 15 years' @TheJusticeDept  experience are great assets.

After much prayer and consultation with my family and doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of 2019. It has been the honor of a lifetime serving the state of Georgia. This decision pains me greatly but I know it is the right thing to do.

Enjoyed talking with as about how we’re leading the way in bipartisanship in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to ensure our veterans receive the best care. and I also discus #CaptainAmericaed  why trade relationships with our neighbors is vital.

Today took additional steps to help ensure a successful transition to civilian life for our veterans by helping improve coordination of mental health care between , & : .

Thanks to @IvankaTrump  for joining a bipartisan group of senators today to discuss workforce development initiatives. As chairman of the @GOPHELP  subcommittee on labor, I appreciate the administration’s commitment to helping Americans succeed today and prepare for the future.

Thank you to for voting present at today’s committee vote on the secretary of state nomination to accommodate my absence after delivering the eulogy at the funeral of a close friend in Atlanta. You are a good friend, and your kindness and decency is much appreciated.

It’s #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay . If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please call the national #HumanTrafficking  hotline for confidential help and information: (800) 373-7888. #EndTrafficking 

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Today we celebrate National#MedalofHonorDay , honoring U.S. military personnel for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.

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