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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 13, 2015
By Congress.org @ 3:27 PM :: 3729 Views :: Congressional Delegation

October 13, 2015

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization -- Adoption
  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations -- Cloture
  • House: Establishing a Select Investigative Panel Under the House Energy and Commerce Committee--Adoption
  • House: Homebuyers Assistance Act -- Passage
  • House: Native American Energy Act -- Passage
  • House: Repeal Oil Export Ban --Passage

Editor's Note: The Senate and House are not in session this week.

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization -- Adoption - Vote Agreed to (70-27, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany the bill that would reauthorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

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


Fiscal 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations -- Cloture - Vote Rejected (49-47, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would provide $35.4 billion in discretionary funding in fiscal 2016 for the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several regional authorities.

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

Recent House Votes

Establishing a Select Investigative Panel Under the House Energy and Commerce Committee--Adoption - Vote Passed (242-184, 8 Not Voting)

The House adopted a resolution which created the Select Investigative Panel on Abortion and Fetal Tissue Donation under the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This select panel will be allowed to investigate and report on all issues related to medical procedures and practices involving fetal tissue donation and procurement, federal funding and support for abortion providers, and late-term abortions.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Homebuyers Assistance Act -- Passage - Vote Passed (303-121, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation which effectively delays until Feb. 1, 2016, implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's integrated rules regarding lender disclosures to consumers applying for home mortgage loans, prohibiting enforcement of the rules and lawsuits against lenders until then as long as the lender makes a good-faith effort to comply with the rules.

Rep. Mark Takai voted YES

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Native American Energy Act -- Passage - Vote Passed (254-173, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that provides for the expedited review and consideration of energy projects on Native American lands, and it limits participation in required environmental reviews of such projects and requires that judicial reviews of all energy projects involving Indian tribes be considered by the D.C. District and Circuit courts.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Repeal Oil Export Ban --Passage - Vote Passed (261-159, 14 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation that allows the export of crude oil produced in the United States by removing the export ban imposed by the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act (PL 94-163), and it prohibits U.S. officials from imposing or enforcing restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO

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