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Jan 31, 2011: How Hawaii Congressional Delegation Voted
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 6471 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In this MegaVote for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Secret Holds Elimination
  • House: Non-Security Discretionary Spending Limit
  • House: Presidential Campaign Fund Termination

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act 

 

Editor's Note: The House is in recess until Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

Recent Senate Votes

Secret Holds Elimination - Vote Agreed to (92-4, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate spent much of the week debating procedural rules. One of the rule changes the chamber passed was this one that ends the practice of “secret holds,” where a senator anonymously blocks legislation or a nomination. The rule change requires a senator to notify his or her party leader within 2 days of placing a hold.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted Not Voting......send
e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES......send e-mail or see bio 

Recent House Votes

Non-Security Discretionary Spending Limit - Vote Passed (256-165, 13 Not Voting)

The House approved this resolution directing the chair of the Budget Committee to reduce non-security spending to 2008 levels for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. The Budget Committee sets spending levels but does not appropriate funds. The continuing resolution currently funding government operations expires on March 4, 2011.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO......send
e-mail or see bio

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO......send e-mail or see bio

 


 

Presidential Campaign Fund Termination - Vote Passed (239-160, 35 Not Voting)

The House voted to end a program put in place in 1976 that provides taxpayer funds to presidential candidates and the major parties for their nominating conventions. The bill's future in the Senate is unclear.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO......send
e-mail or see bio

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO......send e-mail or see bio

 


 

Upcoming Votes

FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act - S.223

The Senate is scheduled to take up this bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.

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