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Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) --Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain proposed competing bills this week in an effort to repair some of the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs health system.
Gabrielle Levy
John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Rep. John Lewis,D-Ga., said he opposes President Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal court, endangering a delicate deal to fill seven vacancies on the state bench.
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Harry Reid slams Obama judicial pick Boggs

Harry Reid slams Obama judicial pick Boggs

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Harry Reid slammed President Obama's pick to serve as a judge in Georgia, throwing a wrench in a carefully negotiated deal to fill vacancies on the state bench.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

It's deja vu all over again when hearings before two House panels over the flubbed roll-out of healthcare.gov expanded to a denunciation of the Affordable Care Act in general.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said he had "a good conversation" with some Senate Republicans concerning the U.S. debt ceiling.

Iran hostages say they see new focus on compensation issue

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The men and women who were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran three decades ago are seeing renewed focus on their bid to be compensated, lawmakers say.
Deal reached on gun background checks

Deal reached on gun background checks

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.
Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama put Medicare and Social Security back on the table, along with funding universal pre-kindergarten in his version of the budget.
Bloomberg group grades lawmakers' gun votes

Bloomberg group grades lawmakers' gun votes

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition will now rate lawmakers on their gun records, the coalition's director said.

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Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Few U.S. senators say they'll give up part of their congressional pay during the federal budget sequester but most aren't saying what they'll do, The Hill said.

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Biden lobbying Senate on gun control

Biden lobbying Senate on gun control

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has undertaken an intense lobbying effort to get Republican senators to support gun control, officials said.

Bill seeks money for 1979 hostages in Iran

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- A bill introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., would allow U.S. Embassy employees taken hostage in 1979 in Iran -- or their families -- to be compensated.
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Sen. Johnny Isakson, R. Ga., listens at a news conference on border security and immigration reform on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC on June 28, 2006. (UPI Photo/Shauneil Scott)
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John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (born December 28, 1944) is the junior United States Senator from Georgia and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he represented Georgia's 6th Congressional district in the House.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Isakson served in the Georgia Air National Guard (1966–1972) and graduated from the University of Georgia. He opened a real estate branch for Northside Realty and later served 22 years as the company's president. After a failed bid for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1974, he was elected in 1976. He served five terms, including two as minority leader. Isakson was the Republican candidate for governor of Georgia in 1990, but lost. Two years later, he was elected to the Georgia Senate and served two terms. He unsuccessfully ran in the Republican primary in the 1996 U.S. Senate elections.

After 6th District Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich resigned, Isakson ran in the February 1999 special election to succeed him, winning by a 40-point margin. He ran for the U.S. Senate in November 2004 after conservative Democratic incumbent Zell Miller resigned. With the backing of much of Georgia's Republican establishment, he won both the primary and general elections by large margins. He is serving his second term after re-election to the Senate in 2010.

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