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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 29, 2015
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June 29, 2015

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Public Safety Employee Withdrawals – Trade Promotion Authority – Cloture
  • House: IPAB Repeal – Passage
  • House: EPA Carbon Emission Rules -- Passage

Editor's Note: Both chambers are in recess until Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Recent Senate Votes

Public Safety Employee Withdrawals – Trade Promotion Authority – Cloture - Vote Agreed to (60-37, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to a motion to invoke cloture on a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill. The House amendment would grant Trade Promotion Authority, under which implementing legislation for trade agreements negotiated by the administration would be considered by Congress under expedited procedures and could not be amended.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted NO
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted NO

Recent House Votes

IPAB Repeal – Passage - Vote Passed (244-154, 35 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would repeal the provisions of the 2010 health care overhaul that created the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which is designed to recommend cost-cutting measures if Medicare spending exceeds a target growth rate. The cost of repealing IPAB would be offset by rescinding an estimated $8.8 billion from the Prevention and Public Health Fund created under the 2010 health care overhaul.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES

EPA Carbon Emission Rules -- Passage - Vote Passed (247-180, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would postpone the dates by when states and existing fossil-fuel power plants must comply with current or future EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions until all judicial challenges are completed, and it allows state governors to opt out of developing an emissions reduction plan or complying with a federal plan for existing plants if he or she determines that the requirement would have an adverse effect on electricity ratepayers.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


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