Medtech Bill Sponsor Sen. Isakson Retiring At Year’s End
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-GA, who has sponsored and backed several key pieces of device-industry legislation over the last several years, said on 28 August that he will retire from the US Senate on 31 December 2019, due to health challenges.
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