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Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted October 31
By Congress.org @ 8:38 PM :: 6436 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

October 31, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act
  • House: Modify Income Calculation for Eligibility for Certain Health Programs
  • House: Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: FY2012 Appropriations
  • House: Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act

Recent House Votes
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act - Vote Passed (235-186, 12 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to transfer a parcel of federal land near Superior, AZ to Resolution Copper Mining. The Senate is unlikely to approve the measure.

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


e-mail or see bio

Modify Income Calculation for Eligibility for Certain Health Programs - Vote Passed (262-157, 14 Not Voting)

This House bill would take into account a person’s Social Security benefits when determining eligibility for government health care programs. The 2010 health care law excludes Social Security when calculating eligibility. The bill is intended to pay for revenue lost due to H.R.674. The White House supports this measure.

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


e-mail or see bio

Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act - Vote Passed (405-16, 12 Not Voting)

The House voted to repeal a requirement that government agencies withhold 3 percent of payments to government contractors. The bill will be paired with H.R.2576 and sent to the Senate. The White House has also expressed support for the withholding measure.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES......send


e-mail or see bio

Upcoming Votes
FY2012 Appropriations- H.R.2112

The Senate is scheduled to work on this "Minibus" bill that combines the fiscal 2012 Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science (S 1572) and Transportation-HUD (S 1596) appropriations bills.



Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act- H.R.2930

This House bill would allow start-ups to raise $1 million without having to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or $2 million if they provide audited financial statements.

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