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Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How they voted March 7
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 5972 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
March 7, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Short-term Continuing Resolution
  • House: Short-term Continuing Resolution
  • House: Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Patent Reform Act of 2011
  • House: FHA Refinance Program Termination Act
  • House: Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act

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Recent Senate Votes
Short-term Continuing Resolution - Vote Agreed to (91-9)

The Senate gave final approval to this continuing resolution funding government operations through March 18, 2011. Passage of the CR gives lawmakers time to work out a long-term solution to the 2011 fiscal year budget. The president signed it into law later that day.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Short-term Continuing Resolution - Vote Passed (335-91, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this continuing resolution funding government operations through March 18, 2011. Passage of the CR gives lawmakers time to work out a long-term solution to the 2011 fiscal year budget. The president signed it into law the next day.

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

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


Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011 - Vote Passed (314-112, 6 Not Voting)

The House voted to repeal a provision of the 2010 health care bill requiring businesses to report payments to vendors over $600 to the Internal Revenue Service. There is support in the Senate for repeal, but the two chambers disagree on how to offset the cost of repeal.

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

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


Upcoming Votes
Patent Reform Act of 2011 - S.23

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would overhaul the nation's patent laws.



FHA Refinance Program Termination Act - H.R.830

The House is scheduled to take up this bill that would end a Federal Housing Administration program intended to aid homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth.



Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act - H.R.836

The House is also expected to take up this bill that would end a Department of Housing and Urban Development program that provides loans to unemployed homeowners facing foreclosure.
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