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The Sunscreen Innovation Act, co-authored by U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., was approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today in a unanimous voice vote, advancing the measure to the full Senate for consideration.  The legislation seeks to address a regulatory backlog that is preventing U.S. consumers from having access to the innovative sunscreens that are widely available in the rest of the world.

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.
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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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sen. Isakson to Administration: Reforms of Entitlement Programs Must Be on the Table

'If we continue to promise more than we can deliver and don't reform the system, one day the game is going to be up'

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