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Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted May 9
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 6022 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
May 9, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Confirmation John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island, to be U.S. District Judge
  • House: To repeal mandatory funding provided to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges
  • House: To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction
  • House: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
  • House: Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • House: Intelligence Authorization Act, FY2011

Recent Senate Votes
Confirmation John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island, to be U.S. District Judge - Vote Confirmed (50-44, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed attorney John J. McConnell to be a district court judge in Rhode Island.

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


Recent House Votes
To repeal mandatory funding provided to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges - Vote Passed (238-183, 11 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to eliminate federal grants to states to set up health insurance exchanges. The grants are part of the 2010 health care bill which requires each state to establish an exchange by 2014. The bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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


To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction - Vote Passed (235-191, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would repeal a section in the 2010 health care bill providing funding for the construction of school-based health centers. The bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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


No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act - Vote Passed (251-175, 6 Not Voting)

This bill would prohibit federal funds from being used for abortions, except in the cases of rape, incest or danger to the woman's life. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate, but it is unlikely to gain any traction.

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


Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act - Vote Passed (266-149, 17 Not Voting)

This House bill would require the Interior Department to sell oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia. The bill's future in the Senate is uncertain.

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



Upcoming Votes
Intelligence Authorization Act, FY2011 - H.R.754

The House is scheduled to take up this bill funding intelligence-related activities for the current fiscal year.
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