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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 14, 2016
By Congress.org @ 4:10 PM :: 2626 Views :: Congressional Delegation

June 14, 2016

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Cloture on Additional Domestic Issues Money Amendment
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Cloture on Additional Defense Money Amendment
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Cloture on the Bill
  • House: Ozone Standards – Passage
  • House: Puerto Rico Aid – Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations
  • House: IRS and Free Speech
  • House: Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Cloture on Additional Domestic Issues Money Amendment - Vote Rejected (43-55, 2 Not Voting)

The amendment would have increased funding levels for domestic issues by $18 billion above and beyond the current levels specified by the 2015 budget agreement. Sixty votes were needed to end debate on the amendment.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES


Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Cloture on Additional Defense Money Amendment - Vote Rejected (56-42, 2 Not Voting)

The amendment would have redirected $18 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding to go to authorizations above and beyond the current levels specified by the 2015 budget agreement. Sixty votes were needed to end debate on the amendment.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted NO
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted NO
Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Cloture on the Bill - Vote Agreed to (68-23, 9 Not Voting)

The bill authorizes $602.2 billion for discretionary defense spending in fiscal 2017, including $59 billion for operations overseas. It allows the Defense Department to plan and design a stateside facility to one day house the detainees currently held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. However, it keeps existing prohibitions on Guantanamo’s closure, including blocking any funds authorized in the bill to be used for actually constructing a stateside replacement. The bill requires women to register for the draft, starting Jan. 1, 2018, and creates a commission to examine whether the Selective Service is still needed.

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

Recent House Votes

Ozone Standards – Passage - Vote Passed (234-177, 22 Not Voting)

The measure extends for eight years EPA's deadlines for implementing its new air pollution standards for ground-level ozone so they wouldn't have to be implemented until 2025, rather than 2017, and it modifies the general process by which EPA develops National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and other pollutants, including by requiring reviews of pollutant standards every 10 years rather than every five years.

Rep. Mark Takai voted Not Voting

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Puerto Rico Aid – Passage - Vote Passed (297-127, 11 Not Voting)

The bill establishes entities and procedures for Puerto Rico to address its current fiscal crisis, including creation of a financial oversight board to oversee and manage the finances of the U.S. territory and a process under which the island's outstanding debt could be restructured.

Rep. Mark Takai voted Not Voting

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES


Fiscal 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations – Passage - Vote Passed (233-175, 26 Not Voting)

The bill provides a total of $3.5 billion for operations of the House of Representatives, joint House-Senate items and legislative branch entities such as the Library of Congress, the Capitol Police, Government Accountability Office and Government Publishing Office. It continues to freeze the pay of lawmakers.

Rep. Mark Takai voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Upcoming Votes

Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - S2943

The bill would authorize $602.2 billion for discretionary defense spending in fiscal 2017, including $523.9 billion for the Department of Defense, $59 billion for operations overseas and $19.2 billion for national security programs within the Department of Energy.


Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - HR2578

The bill would fund the Commerce and Justice departments and NASA. It also would include language that would prevent the administration from spending money to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States or find places to house them here.

IRS and Free Speech - HR5053

The bill would prohibit the Treasury Department from requiring that the identity of most contributors to 501(c) tax-exempt organizations be included in annual returns, regardless of the size of the contribution — a restriction that would apply to donors to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.

Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations - HR5293

The bill would provide $575.7 billion in discretionary defense spending, including $517.1 billion subject to spending caps for fiscal 2017 and $58.6 billion in uncapped Overseas Contingency Operations funding.
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