August 29, 2019
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition President and CEO Liz Schrayer released the following statement on the resignation of Senator Johnny Isakson:
The USGLC is saddened that Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia – celebrated statesman, bipartisan bridgebuilder, and stalwart champion for America’s global leadership – will step down at the end of the year. We join with Americans around the country and millions across the globe in expressing our deepest gratitude to the Senator, whose passion for Africa and unwavering commitment to strengthening our civilian development and diplomacy tools has impacted so many lives and undoubtedly made the world a better, safer place.
During his two decades in Congress, including 10 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Isakson led the effort to deepen engagement between the U.S. and Africa – calling it “the most important continent in the 21st century for our country.” Always working across the aisle, Senator Isakson knew how to get things done. He spearheaded game-changing initiatives on PEPFAR, food security, basic education, economic growth and opportunity, and strengthening the Peace Corps.
Senator Isakson’s leadership, his passion to help others, and his commitment to building consensus to deliver results for the American people will be sorely missed on Capitol Hill, but the legacy he created will last long after his tenure in Congress is over.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.