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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted May 31
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 6871 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
May 31, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: FY2012 House Budget Resolution
  • Senate: President’s FY2012 Budget Resolution
  • Senate: Patriot Act Extensions
  • House: National Defense Authorization Act, FY2012
  • House: Patriot Act Extensions

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • House: Raising the debt limit
  • House: Ending military operations in Libya
  • House: FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriations

Editor's Note: The Senate is in recess and is expected to return on June 6.

Recent Senate Votes
FY2012 House Budget Resolution - Vote Rejected (40-57, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a motion to proceed to consideration of the House-passed 2012 fiscal year budget resolution.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


President’s FY2012 Budget Resolution - Vote Rejected (0-97, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a motion to proceed to consideration of the president’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Patriot Act Extensions - Vote Agreed to (72-23, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill extending certain provisions of the Patriot Act until June 1, 2015. The bill, S. 990, originally reauthorized some small business programs but with the Patriot Act provisions due to expire at the end of the day, the Senate used it as the vehicle to pass the extension. The House passed the bill a few hours later and President Obama signed it into law before the end of the day.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
National Defense Authorization Act, FY2012 - Vote Passed (322-96, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill authorizing $690.1 billion in defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year. The Senate is expected to take up its version of the bill this summer.

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


Patriot Act Extensions - Vote Passed (250-153, 28 Not Voting)

The House gave final approval to this bill extending certain provisions of the Patriot Act until June 1, 2015. The bill, S. 990, originally reauthorized some small business programs but with the Patriot Act provisions due to expire at the end of the day, the Senate used it as the vehicle to pass the extension. President Obama signed the bill into law before the end of the day.

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


Upcoming Votes
Raising the debt limit - H.R.1954

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to increase the debt limit.



Ending military operations in Libya - H.CON.RES.51

This House resolution would direct the president to remove U.S. forces from Libya.



FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - H.R.2017

The House is set to take up this bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for the upcoming fiscal year.



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