Bill Cowsert

Bill Cowsert, headshot, smiling at the camera

Senator Cowsert, District 46  (R)

2007 – present

Office: 121- F State Capitol
Bill Cowsert’s Website

Committee Membership

Rules (Ex-Officio)
Reapportionment and Redistricting
Appropriations – Higher Education
Health and Human Services
Regulated Industries and Utilities
Judiciary (Vice Chairman)
Health and Human Services – Technology and Education
Finance (Ex-Officio)
Administrative Affairs

Signature Policies

Opposition to Internal Sexual Harassment Investigations: Senator Cowsert was an vocal supporter of efforts to limit internal investigations in the Georgia Senate on accusations of sexual harassment. The new rules were passed at the beginning of the 2019 session but were mostly reversed at the very end of the same session.

Opposition to Abortion: Senator Cowsert is pro-life and was supporter of HB 481, the so-called “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill.

Bill Cowsert was the majority leader in the state senate from 2014-2018 and has been involved in the crafting of a number of important pieces of legislation.

Voting Record

  • 2020
    Collect Internet Sales Tax: YES
    Fight Hate Crimes: YES
    Adopt Budget: YES
    “Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights”: YES
    License / Criminalize Hemp: did not vote
    Stop Burning Creosote RR Ties: YES
    Ban Surprise Medical Bills: YES
    Postpartum Medicaid Coverage: YES
    Raise Coal Ash Fee: YES
    Expunge More Criminal Records: YES
    Restrict Signature Bonds: YES
    Learn more about 2020 votes.
  • 2019
    Protect Confederate Monuments: YES
    Require Schools Allow Recess: YES
    Apply for Medicaid Waivers: YES
    Takeover the Atlanta Airport: YES
    Improve EMS Transparency: YES
    Buy Voting Machines: YES
    Protect Renters from Retaliation: NO
    Ban Abortion: YES
    Learn more about 2019 votes.