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Congress.org: How Hawaii’s Elected Officials Voted – March 21, 2011

In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Additional Continuing Appropriations, 2011
  • House: Additional Continuing Appropriations, 2011
    House: NSP Termination Act
    House: NPR Federal Funding Ban
    House: Afghanistan Withdrawal resolution

Editor’s Note: The Senate is in recess until Monday, March 28, 2011. The House is in recess until Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

Recent Senate Votes

Additional Continuing Appropriations, 2011 – Vote Agreed to (87-13)

The Senate gave final approval to the latest short-term continuing resolution, which funds government operations through April 8, 2011. The president signed it into law the next day.

  • Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES
  • Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES

Recent House Votes

Additional Continuing Appropriations, 2011 – Vote Passed (271-158, 3 Not Voting)

The House passed this short-term continuing resolution funding government operations through April 8, 2011. The measure cuts $6 billion from the current budget. The Senate passed the resolution later in the week.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

NSP Termination Act – Vote Passed (242-182, 8 Not Voting)

The House voted to rescind $1 billion in unspent funds designated for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which provides grants to state and local governments to purchase abandoned or foreclosed houses. The Senate is unlikely to take action on the bill.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

NPR Federal Funding Ban – Vote Passed (228-192, 1 Present, 11 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would prohibit public radio stations from using federal funds to purchase programming content from NPR. The bill is unlikely to see action in the Senate.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

Afghanistan Withdrawal resolution – Vote Failed (93-321, 1 Present, 17 Not Voting)

The House defeated this resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan no later than the end of 2011. Significant troop level reductions are not scheduled until 2014.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

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