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Isakson to Visit Panama with Vice President Biden to Highlight Importance of the Panama Canal Expansion Project

By   /  November 16, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Isakson Continues to Work to Expand the Port of Savannah to Make Way for the Larger Ships that Will Pass Through the Deeper Panama Canal WASHINGTON – As part of his ongoing work to deepen the Port of Savannah, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that he will visit the Panama Canal with [...]

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Isakson Presses HHS Secretary Sebelius Over Security Deficiencies in Obamacare Exchanges That Could Compromise Americans’ Personal Information

By   /  November 7, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Isakson Continues to Raise Concerns With Rising Health Care Costs for Americans, Especially Those Living in Rural Areas WASHINGTON – At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., pressed Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for answers over the threat of fraud and abuse of Americans’ sensitive private [...]

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Isakson Demands Answers from CMS Director Over Disastrous Obamacare Rollout

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Raises Strong Concerns Over Health Care Affordability for Georgians in Rural Areas WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today demanded answers from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Director Marilyn Tavenner at a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. CMS oversees all health insurance [...]

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Chambliss, Isakson Support Defunding Obamacare

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Vote to proceed to the House –passed continuing resolution WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) continued their efforts to dismantle the terribly flawed health care law, known as Obamacare, by voting for a procedural motion to bring to the Senate floor for debate a House-passed [...]

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Donnelly, Isakson Lead Effort to Promote Suicide Awareness Month

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journalo Hirono, Boozman, Begich, Chambliss and Tester Co-Sponsor Resolution Washington, D.C. – Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today offered a resolution to promote Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, recognized each year in September. The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), John Boozman (R-AR), Mark Begich (D-AK), Saxby [...]

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Isakson Urges Congress, Department of Veterans Affairs to Work to Reverse the Alarming Rate of Veteran Suicides

By   /  September 20, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet September is National Suicide Prevention Month WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today on the Senate floor called on Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs to work to reverse the alarming rate of suicides among our country’s veterans. Isakson, who serves on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, noted that September is National [...]

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Isakson Co-Sponsors Trust By Verify Act to Delay Opening of Obamacare Exchanges, Shield Americans’ Private Information from Scammers

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet New Legislation Would Delay Opening of Health Insurance Exchanges Until Data Hub Security Operations Are Independently Verified WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Tuesday co-sponsored the Trust But Verify Act to delay the opening of Obamacare insurance exchanges until security operations that will handle Americans’ personal information for the exchanges are independently [...]

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Dr. Rad on Sen. Isakson’s Atlanta VA Mental Health Services Hearing

By   /  August 8, 2013  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Georgia – Branko Radulovacki, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate and a psychiatrist in private practice in Atlanta, issues the following statement regarding the Atlanta VA Mental Health Services Hearing in Congress: “It is rare, in the current political climate, to find Republicans and Democrats agreeing on anything. However, I [...]

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By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Isakson to Host Senate Field Hearing to Address Mismanagement at Atlanta VA Medical Center “Ensuring Veterans Receive the Care They Deserve: Addressing VA Mental Health Program Management” ATLANTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will chair a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee field hearing in Atlanta, Ga., on Wednesday, August 7, at 10 a.m. to [...]

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Isakson, Chambliss Demand Answers from Department of Veterans Affairs in Wake of Inspector General Report of Mismanagement at Atlanta VA Medical Center IG Report Linked Three Veteran Suicides to Deficiencies at the Atlanta VA Medical Center

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today sent two letters to Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki demanding answers in response to the Inspector General (IG) report that describes egregious mismanagement at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC). The IG report linked three recent suicides to these [...]

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