WHERE’S JOHNNY? Isakson Votes Yes on His Own Pay Raises; No on Minimum Wage Increases

ATLANTA – Senator Isakson has voted to increase his salary, now up to $174,000 per year, and has repeatedly voted against raising the minimum wage for hardworking men and women.

The self-proclaimed “hardest working Senator” – one that misses countless committee hearings and remains silent while his junior colleague blocks local judicial nominations – has no problem increasing his own salary while blocking efforts to give hardworking Georgians a wage they need to raise families. Is that why Senator Isakson is skipping debates offered by major media outlets throughout Georgia?

  • Senator Isakson has voted to give himself a raise multiple times and has seen his salary go up nearly 25% since he took office in Washington, despite the fact that he opposes a minimum wage increase.
  • In 1999, Congressional salaries were set at $136,700. Today, Senator Isakson earns $174,000 despite the fact that he opposes a minimum wage increase.
  • Isakson has no problem repeatedly voting against raising the minimum wage to a living wage for tens of thousands of hardworking Georgians attempting to support their families.

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