U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today called on his colleagues in the Senate to quickly approve a measure which will authorize the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) at an increased funding level of $706 Million.
Daily Rundown 05/15/14
Sen. Johnny Isakson says V.A. Secretary Eric Shinseki has been "mis-served and underserved by top leadership" and that a "top-down" reevaluation of management must be made. Isakson also talks about what can be down to lessen the loan on the V.A. health care system.
At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., called on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address the need for structural reforms to the nation’s unsustainable entitlement programs to cope with growing demands without adding to an already enormous national debt.
Sen. Isakson took to the Senate floor on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, to discuss an op-ed written by Bernie Marcus, co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Home Depot, in the Wall Street Journal on Obamacare’s health insurance tax. As Mr. Marcus notes, while this is advertised as a tax on health insurance companies, it is actually going to hit small businesses and consumers. Additionally, this tax contributes to Obamacare’s cumulative hit on the Medicare Advantage program and will result in higher costs for the state of Georgia because it also includes Medicaid managed care plans.
WSJ op-ed: http://on.wsj.com/1pLdYl6
On March 26, 2014, Sen. Isakson paid tribute to government officials leading the investigation into the murder of Kate Puzey in Benin, Africa. Last week, Sen. Isakson traveled to Benin, Africa, where he was joined by the family of Kate Puzey, a Peace Corps volunteer from Cumming, Ga., who was tragically murdered in 2009 while serving in the Peace Corps in Benin. The trip marked the 5th anniversary of Kate Puzey's murder, and Sen. Isakson and the Puzey family met with the Acting Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Benin President Yayi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Justice, as well as with the U.S. government team involved in the ongoing investigation of Kate Puzey's death. Sen. Isakson’s return to Benin was very positive, and he left encouraged by the current progress of the ongoing investigation.