Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) will provide his perspective of what is happening in the U.S. Senate at the National Chicken Council’s Annual Conference scheduled next week.  Isakson is also co-chair of the Chicken Caucus.  A capacity crowd is expected for the meeting being held October 29-30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.  .

Isakson, began his business career in 1967 when he opened the first Cobb County office of a small, family-owned real estate business, Northside Realty. During Isakson’s 20 years as president of Northside, the company grew into the largest independent residential real estate brokerage company in the Southeast and one of the largest in America.

Isakson entered politics in 1974 and served for 17 years in the Georgia Legislature in both the House and Senate. In 1997, then-Govenor Zell Miller appointed Isakson to lead of the Georgia Board of Education as chairman. Isakson was elected in 1999 to the U.S. House for the first of three terms, and he was elected in 2004 and 2010 to the U.S. Senate, where he is currently serving his second term.

Isakson is a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, which has jurisdiction over taxes, trade, Medicare and Social Security. He is the ranking member on the Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness with jurisdiction over a wide range of issues relevant to trade and U.S. competitiveness in world business.

Additionally, he serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, as well as the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Select Committee on Ethics.