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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 1, 2018
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Weekly Update

From GovTrack.us, October 1, 2018

Sep 24, 2018 5:32 p.m. — Vote

On the Nomination PN1448 and PN1447: Jackie Wolcott, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador

Nomination Confirmed 75/19

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Nay

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 24, 2018 6:02 p.m. — Vote

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Peter A. Feldman to be a Commisioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission: Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019

Cloture Motion Agreed to 76/18

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Nay

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 25, 2018 2:16 p.m. — Vote
On the Nomination PN2048: Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019

Nomination Confirmed 80/19

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Nay

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Nay

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 25, 2018 2:45 p.m. — Vote
Motion to Invoke Cloture: Peter A. Feldman, to be a Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission (Term of Seven Years): Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019

Cloture Motion Agreed to 50/49

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Nay

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Nay

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 25, 2018 6:59 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 6368: Encouraging Small Business Innovators

Passed 389/6

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Yea

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Yea

H.R. 6368 encourages federal government research and development small business allocations, to encourage Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer participants to serve as mentors under the Small Business Administration’s mentor-protégé program, and to promote the use of interagency contracts.

The bill updates the definition of “research and development” in the Small Business Act under the SBIR and STTR programs to include the words “test” and “evaluation.” Linguistic changes occur throughout our society, including within the day to day operations of our government. While not initially associated with R&D, the terms “test” and “evaluation” are commonly utilized within the Department of Defense as core R&D functions. The bill simply updates the terms in the Small Business ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 25, 2018 7:11 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 6369: Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018

Passed 392/5

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Yea

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Yea

H.R. 6369 raises the dollar amount of certain small business sole-source contract awards in statute for inflation and removes the limitation of option years from the maximum dollar values permitted to be awarded through sole-source contracts. This results in contracting officers being able to award larger sole-source contracts. To mitigate the risk of fraud and abuse, the bill strengthens oversight by instituting an eligibility determination check requiring the Small Business Administration to verify that a sole-source contract intended to be awarded to a women-owned (WOSB) or service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) is an eligible WOSB or SDVOSB. The bill also requires the Government Accountability Office to assess whether federal sole-source award data is accurate and identify awards made to ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 1:41 p.m. — Vote
On Ordering the Previous Question: H.Res. 1077: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 6157) ...

Passed 230/188

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Nay

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Nay

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 1:46 p.m. — Vote
On the Nomination PN2073: Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019

Nomination Confirmed 51/49

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Nay

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Nay

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 1:49 p.m. — Vote
H.Res. 1077: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 6157) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of

Passed 230/188

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: No

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: No

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 1:56 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 5420: FDR Historic Preservation Act

Passed 394/15

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Aye

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Aye

H.R. 5420 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire 89 acres currently held by the Scenic Hudson Land Trust for inclusion in the FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York. The near 850-acre Historic Site preserves the birthplace and life-long home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It has been part of the National Park System since 1944 and has been expanded several times since its inception. According to the Scenic Hudson Land Trust, the 89 acres will provide important context for visitors to the Site and better connectivity to a section of the Hyde Park Trail, which links the Historic Site to the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site to the north. The bill limits acquisition to ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 5:26 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019

Passed 361/61

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Yea

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Yea

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account to support the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). This funding level is consistent with the National Defense Authorization Act as well as the recently enacted budget agreement.

The major provisions of the bill are as follows:

Title I—Military Personnel

The bill provides a total of $144 billion - $139.3 billion for base requirements and $4.7 billion for OCO/GWOT requirements – to ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 5:34 p.m. — Vote
H.Res. 1071: Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

Passed 279/72

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Present

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Present

H.R. 1071 recognizes that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

The United States Constitution prohibits discrimination in voting based on race, sex, poll taxes, and age. Federal statutory law prohibits non-citizens from voting in elections for federal office.”

In 2016, voters in the City of San Francisco approved a referendum allowing noncitizens, including those without legal status, to vote in school board races. These noncitizens must be either be parents, legal guardians, or caregivers to children under the age of 19.

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 5:41 p.m. — Vote
H.Res. 1082: Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 302, with an amendment.

Passed 398/23

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Aye

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Aye

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 26, 2018 5:50 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 6729: Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018

Passed 297/124

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Nay

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Nay

H.R. 6729 instructs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a mechanism for non-profit organizations to qualify for safe harbor when sharing specific information with financial institutions that facilitates their duties of customers due diligence and the reporting of suspicious activities relating to human trafficking.

Specifically, the bill grants the Secretary the authority to develop regulations to:

  • Register non-profit organizations that meet certain qualifications before qualifying to be protected through this mechanism
  • Determine what information may be shared under this protection, which financial institutions may receive information, and how financial institutions may share information received through currently regulated and protected information sharing programs
  • Make the processes outlined in the bill coexistent with current information sharing mechanism and use existing ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 27, 2018 12:41 p.m. — Vote
On the Nomination PN1677: Lisa Porter, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

Nomination Confirmed 98/1

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 27, 2018 1:52 p.m. — Vote
On Ordering the Previous Question: H.Res. 1084: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6756) to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Passed 227/189

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Nay

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Nay

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 27, 2018 2:01 p.m. — Vote
H.Res. 1084: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6756) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to promote new business innovation, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6757) to amend the Internal Revenue Code

Passed 226/189

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: No

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: No

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 27, 2018 4:10 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 6757: Family Savings Act of 2018

Passed 240/177

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Nay

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Nay

H.R. 6757 reforms retirement accounts and family-friendly saving accounts to increase flexibility and encourage savings, and creates a new universal savings account. Selected major provisions of the bill are below.

Title I – Expanding and Preserving Retirement Savings Accounts

The Title exempts individuals less than $50,000 across all eligible retirement plans (other than defined benefit plans) from required minimum distribution rules. The title also repeals the maximum age for contributions to a traditional IRA, which is currently set at age 70 1/2.

The Title permits the portability of lifetime income investments if it is no longer authorized to be held as an investment option. Under the proposal, if an employer terminates a section 403(b) plan under which ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 27, 2018 4:19 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 6756: American Innovation Act of 2018

Passed 260/156

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Nay

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Nay

H.R. 6756 intends to make it easier and less costly for an entrepreneur to start a new business by providing for more deductions of start-up and organizational costs in the business’s first year and preserving start-up losses and start-up credits by exempting them from the limitations on use that otherwise could apply after an ownership change.

Specifically, the legislation consolidates the rules for start-up expenditures (section 195) and organizational expenditures (sections 248 and 709(b)) into a single provision, allowing the taxpayer to elect to deduct up to $20,000 of the aggregate amount of start-up and organizational expenditures in the taxable year that the business begins. This deduction is phased out to the extent that the start-up ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 28, 2018 11:57 a.m. — Vote
On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 6760: Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018

Failed 184/226

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Not Voting

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Yea

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 28, 2018 12:06 p.m. — Vote
H.R. 6760: Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018

Passed 220/191

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Not Voting

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Nay

H.R. 6760 would make permanent the tax provisions for individuals and pass-through entities in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that otherwise be sunset after 2025, including:[1]

  • The lower rates of 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37%.
  • The doubling of the standard deduction to $12,000/$24,000, for single or joint filers, respectively.
  • The doubling of the Child Tax Credit to $2,000 with up to $1,400 refundable.
  • The retention of popular deductions like mortgage interest (capped at $750,000 for new homes), state and local taxes (SALT) (capped at $10,000), medical expenses, and charitable deductions.
  • The 20% tax deduction for small business owners.

The provision extends the reduction of the threshold above ...

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

 

Sep 28, 2018 12:22 p.m. — Vote
H.Res. 1099: Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 6, with an amendment.

Passed 393/8

Rep. Gabbard [D-HI2]: Not Voting

Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]: Yea

Trackers: Roll Call Votes.

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