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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 24, 2017
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July 24, 2017

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Shanahan Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Bush Nomination - Confirmation
  • House: Ozone Standards Implementation
  • House: Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure
  • House: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Coordinating Authority
  • House: King Cove Land Exchange

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Nomination of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior
  • House: Four Bill Appropriations Minibus
  • House: Disapproval of the Consumer Arbitration Rule

Recent Senate Votes

Shanahan Nomination - Confirmation - Vote Confirmed (92-7, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan to be deputy secretary of Defense.

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

Bush Nomination - Confirmation - Vote Confirmed (51-47, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Kenneth Bush to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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

Recent House Votes

Ozone Standards Implementation - Vote Passed (229-199, 5 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would extend for eight years the deadline for the EPA to implement new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone. The bill would require the EPA to review the national ambient air quality standards for each pollutant every ten years, instead of every five, and would require the agency to evaluate possible adverse effects of standard changes.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO

Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure - Vote Passed (254-175, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would establish a new system for the approval and permitting of border-crossing oil and gas pipelines and electrical transmission lines. The bill would require sponsors of border-crossing oil pipelines and electricity transmission facilities that cross the U.S. borders into Canada and Mexico to receive a "certificate of crossing" from the relevant federal agency in order to build or modify their projects.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Coordinating Authority - Vote Passed (248-179, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would establish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the sole lead agency for the permitting of proposals to build or expand natural gas pipelines.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO

King Cove Land Exchange - Vote Passed (248-179, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would require the Interior Department to convey to the state of Alaska, if requested, 206 acres of federal land within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Izembek Wilderness for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the towns of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES

Upcoming Votes

Nomination of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior - PN365

The Senate will vote on the nomination of David Bernhardt to be deputy secretary of the Interior.

Four Bill Appropriations Minibus - HR3219

The minibus would include the following appropriations bills: (Defense, Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA). Defense appropriations (HR 3219) would provide $658.1 billion for the Defense Department and $73.9 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism funding. Energy-Water appropriations (HR 3266) would provide $37.6 billion for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers and various programs under the Energy. Legislative branch appropriations (HR 3162) would provide $3.6 billion (excluding Senate only items) for the House and joint operations. Military Construction-VA appropriations (HR 2998) would provide $88.8 billion in discretionary funding with $638 million for the Overseas Contingency Operations fund. It would provide a total of $182.3 billion (in mandatory and discretionary funding) for the Veterans Affairs Department.

Disapproval of the Consumer Arbitration Rule - HJRES111

Under the Congressional Review Act, the joint resolution would provide for congressional disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's final arbitration rule which prohibits financial services companies that offer financial products to consumers from using arbitration clauses to stop consumers from being part of a class action lawsuit.


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