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Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted November 14
By Congress.org @ 5:34 PM :: 7370 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

November 14, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Motion to Proceed; Net Neutrality disapproval
  • Senate: Motion to Proceed; Cross-border air pollution rule disapproval
  • Senate: Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Energy-Water, Financial Services, State-Foreign Operations appropriations
  • House: Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act
  • House: Coast Guard authorization
  • House: Balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution
  • House: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

Recent Senate Votes
Motion to Proceed; Net Neutrality disapproval - Vote Rejected (46-52, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a move to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission’s "net neutrality" rule from taking effect on November 20. The rule will prohibit broadband service providers from blocking content or applications.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted Not Voting......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Motion to Proceed; Cross-border air pollution rule disapproval - Vote Rejected (41-56, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected this move to nullify an Environmental Protection Agency rule on cross-state air pollution targeting emissions from power plants.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted Not Voting......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act - Vote Passed (95-0, 1 Present, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to repeal a requirement that government agencies withhold 3 percent of payments to government contractors. The chamber amended the bill to give tax credits to companies that hire unemployed veterans. The House is expected to take up the amended bill after the Veterans Day recess.

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


Upcoming Votes
Energy-Water, Financial Services, State-Foreign Operations appropriations - H.R.2354

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill combining the 2012 Energy-Water, Financial Services, and State-Foreign Operations appropriations bills.



Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act - H.R.674

The House is scheduled to take up the amended version of the bill to repeal a 3 percent withholding requirement on government contractor payments. The Senate amended the bill to include tax credits for companies hiring unemployed veterans.



Coast Guard authorization - H.R.2838

The House is also scheduled to work on this three-year Coast Guard authorization bill.



Balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution - H.J.RES.2

The House may also take up this balanced-budget constitutional amendment.



National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 - H.R.822

This House bill would allow citizens with permits to carry concealed firearms in their home states to carry the firearm in other states.

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