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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 3, 2016
By Congress.org @ 9:23 PM :: 4729 Views :: Congressional Delegation

October 3, 2016

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on Substitute Amendment
  • Senate: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on the Bill
  • Senate: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism – Veto Override
  • Senate: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Reconsideration of Cloture Motion on Substitute Amendment
  • Senate: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on Bill
  • Senate: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Passage
  • House: CO-OP Consumer Protection – Passage
  • House: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism – Veto Override
  • House: Water Resource Development – Passage
  • House: Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Passage

Editor's Note: The Senate is in recess and will be coming into session sporadically until Monday, November 14. The House has adjourned and will return on the 14th.

Recent Senate Votes

Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on Substitute Amendment - Vote Rejected (45-55)

The Senate voted on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture on the substitute amendment to the original legislative branch appropriations bill. The substitute amendment would provide funding for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing for fiscal 2017. It would fund other government operations through Dec. 9, 2016, at 0.496 percent less than the fiscal 2016 levels, and would provide $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus and $500 million for Community Development Block Grants to respond to major disasters. Sixty votes were needed for cloture.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted NO
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted NO


Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on the Bill - Vote Rejected (40-59, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate voted on the McConnell motion to invoke cloture on the original legislative branch bill whose text would have been replaced with a new bill that would have funded various government operations through Dec. 9, 2016, at roughly 0.5 percent less than fiscal 2016 levels. Sixty votes were needed for cloture.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted NO
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted NO
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism – Veto Override - Vote Not Sustained (97-1, 2 Not Voting)

The bill narrows the immunity of foreign states and their employees from U.S. lawsuits by victims of terrorist acts. U.S. courts could hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for death, damage or physical injury that occur inside the United States due to terrorism and acts of a foreign state or its employees.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES
Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Reconsideration of Cloture Motion on Substitute Amendment - Vote Agreed to (77-21, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to reconsider the McConnell motion to invoke cloture on the substitute amendment to the original legislative branch appropriations bill. The substitute amendment would provide funding for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing for fiscal 2017. It would fund other government operations through Dec. 9, 2016, at 0.496 percent less than the fiscal 2016 levels, and would provide $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus and $500 million for Community Development Block Grants to respond to major disasters. Sixty votes were needed for cloture.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES
Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Cloture Motion on Bill - Vote Agreed to (77-21, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate voted on the McConnell motion to invoke cloture on the original legislative branch appropriations bill whose text was replaced with legislative language consisting of the continuing federal government funding resolution that funds other government operations through Dec. 9, 2016, at roughly 0.5 percent less than fiscal 2016 levels; provides $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus; and provides $500 million for the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to major disasters declared in 2016. It also provides for full-year fiscal 2017 funding for military construction and for programs and activities of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department. It appropriates a total of $185 billion for the VA and military construction, including $82.3 billion in discretionary spending subject to caps, $102.5 billion in mandatory spending and $172 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. Sixty votes were needed for cloture.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES
Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Passage - Vote Passed (72-26, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate voted on legislation that funds other government operations through Dec. 9, 2016, at roughly 0.5 percent less than fiscal 2016 levels; provides $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus; and provides $500 million for the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to major disasters declared in 2016. It also provides for full-year fiscal 2017 funding for military construction and for programs and activities of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department. It appropriates a total of $185 billion for the VA and military construction, including $82.3 billion in discretionary spending subject to caps, $102.5 billion in mandatory spending and $172 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.

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

Recent House Votes

CO-OP Consumer Protection – Passage - Vote Passed (258-165, 8 Not Voting)

The bill would temporarily exempt (through the end of a given year) individuals whose health care coverage is terminated by the closure of a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan from penalties set by the 2010 health care law. The bill's exemption would apply retroactively to any cancellation that occurred after Dec. 31, 2013, and would also apply to any future cancellations.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES


Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism – Veto Override - Vote Passed (348-77, 1 Present, 5 Not Voting)

The bill narrows the immunity of foreign states and their employees from U.S. lawsuits by victims of terrorist acts. U.S. courts could hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for death, damage or physical injury that occur inside the United States due to terrorism and acts of a foreign state or its employees.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES
Water Resource Development – Passage - Vote Passed (399-25, 7 Not Voting)

The bill would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects. The bill also would deauthorize five projects and allows for the Corps to conduct feasibility studies for 29 possible projects. The bill, as amended, would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to provide additional assistance to any community in any state in which the president has declared an emergency as a result of the presence of chemical, physical or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the water system, for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure, and would authorize the appropriation of $170 million for such assistance.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES
Continuing Federal Government Funding, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations and Zika Funding – Passage - Vote Passed (342-85, 5 Not Voting)

The bill is the vehicle for the continuing federal government funding resolution that funds other government operations through Dec. 9, 2016, at roughly 0.5 percent less than fiscal 2016 levels; provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus; and provide $500 million for the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to major disasters declared in 2016. It also provides for full-year fiscal 2017 funding for military construction and for programs and activities of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department. It appropriates a total of $185 billion for the VA and military construction, including $82.3 billion in discretionary spending subject to caps, $102.5 billion in mandatory spending and $172 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES
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