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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 20
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 4993 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
June 20, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Ethanol subsidies amendment
  • House: Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations, FY2012
  • House: Agriculture Appropriations, FY2012

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Nomination of Leon E. Panetta to be Defense Secretary
  • Senate: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011
  • Senate: Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011
  • House: Defense Appropriations
  • House: America Invents Act

Recent Senate Votes
Ethanol subsidies amendment - Vote Agreed to (73-27)

During work on the Economic Development Administration bill, the Senate adopted this amendment to eliminate a tax credit refiners receive for adding ethanol to gasoline and a tariff on imported ethanol.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations, FY2012 - Vote Passed (411-5, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this $143.9 billion bill that would fund the Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Department’s construction activities for the upcoming fiscal year. The bill marks a two percent increase over the current year’s level. The Senate has not yet begun work on its version of the bill.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES ......send e-mail or see bio


Agriculture Appropriations, FY2012 - Vote Passed (217-203, 12 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would provide $125.5 billion in the upcoming fiscal year for the Agriculture Department. The bill would cut discretionary spending by thirteen percent over the current amount and increase mandatory spending by three percent. The Senate has not yet begun work on its version of the bill.

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

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




Upcoming Votes
Nomination of Leon E. Panetta to be Defense Secretary -

The Senate has a Tuesday vote scheduled on the nomination of Leon Panetta, the current CIA Director, to be the new Defense Secretary.



Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 - S.679

This bill would reduce the number of executive branch appointments that require Senate confirmation.



Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 - S.782

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would authorize $500 million annually over the next 5 years for the Economic Development Administration.



Defense Appropriations - H.R.2219

The House is scheduled to work on this bill that would provide the Defense Department with $648.7 billion for the 2012 fiscal year.



America Invents Act - H.R.1249

The House may also take up this bill that would overhaul the U.S. patent system.



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