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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.
On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Sen. Isakson spoke at the 2014 Legislative Presentation of The American Legion for a Veterans Affairs committee hearing. Sen. Isakson encouraged continued Congressional oversight of the VA, increased transparency and accountability of VA's programs, and greater adaptability to a growing and evolving veteran population, especially for its fastest growing segment - women veterans.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Sen. Isakson questioned a panel of educators about the critical need to ensure quality teachers in classrooms across the country. During his questioning, he highlighted some of the alternative methods for the teaching and instruction certification process, and commended the panel for offering an eye opening perspective from America’s education leaders.
Sen. Isakson, R-Ga., discussed the importance of ensuring accountability and oversight at the Department of Veterans' Affairs' care and treatment facilities across the country during his remarks at the joint Senate-House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing to receive a legislative presentation from several Veterans' Service Organizations (PVA, IAVA, BVA, GSW, WWP, FRA, AFSA).
Sen. Isakson, R-Ga., discussed the importance of ensuring accountability and oversight at the Department of Veterans' Affairs' care and treatment facilities across the country during his opening remarks at the joint Senate-House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing to receive a legislative presentation from several Veterans' Service Organizations (PVA, IAVA, BVA, GSW, WWP, FRA, AFSA).
On March 5, 2014, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing to discuss the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. Sen. Isakson demanded answers from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on why the administration failed to include construction money for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Sen. Isakson made a speech on the Senate Floor regarding the Veterans Bill and Iran sanctions.
Isakson calls on President Obama and the Senate to grow the economy and create jobs by moving forward on Trade Promotion Authority, the Keystone XL Pipeline, GSE reform and job training programs.