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Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How they voted July 25
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 5975 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
July 25, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

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

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • House: Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act
  • House: Interior-Environment Appropriations, FY2012

Recent Senate Votes
Military Construction-VA Appropriations, FY2012 - Vote Passed (97-2, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed its version of the military construction and Department of Veterans Affairs appropriations bill for the upcoming fiscal year. The $144 billion bill differs slightly from the House version that passed on June 14. A conference committee will work out a final bill.

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

Motion to Table; Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 - Vote Agreed to (51-46, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to this motion to table the House-passed "Cut, Cap and Balance" debt ceiling and balanced-budget plan. The move essentially kills the bill.

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
Cut, Cap, and Balance Act - Vote Passed (234-190, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would make a debt ceiling increase contingent on passage of a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. The White House indicated the president would veto it. The Senate rejected the bill later in the week.

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

Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011 - Vote Passed (241-173, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to alter the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a mortgage and credit card watchdog group created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law. The bill would raise the threshold by which the Financial Stability Oversight Council can overturn CFPB regulations and require Senate confirmation of a director before the CFPB can begin operating. The Senate is unlikely to pass the bill.

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

Legislative Branch Appropriations, FY2012 - Vote Passed (252-159, 21 Not Voting)

This $3.3 billion bill would fund the legislative branch in the upcoming fiscal year. It marks a 6.4 percent reduction from the current funding level. It is not clear when the Senate will take up the bill.

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

Upcoming Votes
Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act - H.R.2587

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to restrict certain powers of the National Labor Relations Board.

Interior-Environment Appropriations, FY2012 - H.R.2584

This bill would provide the Department of the Interior and the EPA with $27.5 billion in the upcoming fiscal year.

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