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Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted July 18
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July 18, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
  • House: Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
  • House: Energy-Water Appropriations, FY2012

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Military Construction-VA Appropriations, FY2012
  • House: Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011
  • House: Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011
  • House: Legislative Branch Appropriations, FY2012

Recent House Votes
Better Use of Light Bulbs Act - Vote Failed (233-193, 1 Present, 4 Not Voting)

The House rejected this bill that would have repealed energy efficiency standards that are expected to lead to a phaseout of the traditional incandescent light bulb. A two-thirds vote was necessary to pass the bill under suspension of the rules. The bill is likely to come up again under a rule or as part of another bill.

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


Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 - Vote Passed (239-184, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill would limit the EPA’s authority to override a state’s water pollution standards in favor of stricter standards. It is unclear if the Senate will take up the bill. The White House has issued a veto threat.

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


Energy-Water Appropriations, FY2012 - Vote Passed (219-196, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this 2012 fiscal year spending bill that would provide $30.6 billion to the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and various water projects. The Senate has not written its version of the bill yet.

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


Upcoming Votes
Military Construction-VA Appropriations, FY2012 - H.R.2055

The Senate is scheduled to work on this $144 billion bill funding the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects in the upcoming fiscal year.



Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 - H.R.2560

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill that would put caps on spending and raise the debt limit if Congress submits a balanced-budget constitutional amendment to the states.



Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011 - H.R.1315

This House bill would make it easier to overturn rules and regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.



Legislative Branch Appropriations, FY2012 - H.R.2551

The House is set to take up this bill funding House and Senate operations and salaries in the upcoming fiscal year.


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