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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 29, 2016
By Congress.org @ 1:51 PM :: 3976 Views :: Congressional Delegation

February 29, 2016

In this MegaVote for Hawaii's 1st & 2nd Congressional Districts:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: FDA Commissioner – Nomination
  • House: Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement– Passage
  • House: Fraudulent Joinder Prevention – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Opioid Abuse
  • House: Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • House: Regulatory Action and Kilns

Recent Senate Votes

FDA Commissioner – Nomination - Vote Confirmed (89-4, 7 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES


Recent House Votes

Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement– Passage - Vote Passed (242-161, 30 Not Voting)

The chamber passed a bill which provides that Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service public lands are to be considered open for recreational hunting, fishing, shooting or similar activities; it allows individuals to carry firearms at Army Corps of Engineers recreational areas; it limits the authority of the EPA to regulate bullets, angling lures and other hunting equipment for toxic substances; and it increases federal funding for states to set up public shooting ranges on public lands.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Fraudulent Joinder Prevention – Passage - Vote Passed (229-189, 15 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation that establishes new standards in federal diversity jurisdiction proceedings for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently joined to a lawsuit — which if determined to be the case would require that the lawsuit be heard in federal court rather than being returned to state court.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Upcoming Votes

Opioid Abuse - S524

The measure would authorize the Attorney General and HHS to issue grants to states, organizations and local entities for opioid abuse prevention and treatment programs.


Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program - HR3716

The bill would require states to notify the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department of health care providers who are terminated from the state's Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) program because of fraud or other "for cause" reasons, and for HHS to maintain a database of providers terminated from a state Medicaid or CHIP program or the federal Medicare program in order to prevent such providers from participating in another state's Medicaid program.

Regulatory Action and Kilns - HR4557

This measure would delay, until after all judicial reviews are completed, new EPA rules that set national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for the manufacturing of brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics. This delay would apply only for those existing legal actions filed within 60 days of when EPA's rule was published in the Federal Register.
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