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Monday, January 30, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 30
By @ 12:08 PM :: 9200 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

January 30, 2012

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Debt limit disapproval
  • House: Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012
  • House: Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011
  • House: Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011
  • House: Baseline Reform Act of 2011

Recent Senate Votes
Debt limit disapproval - Vote Rejected (44-52, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected this House resolution to block a $1.2 trillion increase in the $15.2 trillion debt ceiling. The increase automatically took effect on January 27, 2012.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted NO
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO

Recent House Votes
Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act - Vote Passed (408-0, 25 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to change the definition of “ultralight” aircraft in the anti-smuggling statute in order to increase penalties for using them to smuggle drugs. The Senate cleared the measure for the president the next day by unanimous consent. It was the last bill sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords before her resignation from Congress.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES
Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

Upcoming Votes
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012- S.2038

The Senate is scheduled to take up this bill to ban members and aides from trading stocks using information learned through the course of their duties.

Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011- H.R.1173

The House is scheduled to take up this bill repealing the CLASS Act, a provision in the health care law intended to provide long-term care to seniors.

Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011- H.R.3582

This House bill would require the Congressional Budget Office to take into account the effect a bill might have on the economy when analyzing a bill.

Baseline Reform Act of 2011 - H.R.3578

This House bill would stop the Congressional Budget Office from incorporating inflation projections into their bill analysis.


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