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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 23, 2013
By @ 1:09 PM :: 3701 Views :: Congressional Delegation
December 23, 2013

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Jeh Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Senate: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
  • Senate: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
  • Senate: John Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Editor's Note: The First Session of the 113th Congress has come to a close. The Senate will be back on January 6, 2014. The House will be back on January 7, 2014.
Recent Senate Votes
Jeh Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security - Vote Confirmed (78-16, 6 Not Voting)

Jeh Johnson, a former Defense Department lawyer, was confirmed as the fourth secretary of Homeland Security.

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

Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 - Vote Agreed to (64-36)

The Senate gave final approval to this two-year budget deal that increases discretionary spending caps to $1.012 trillion in 2014 and $1.014 trillion in 2015. The 2011 sequester level was $967 billion.

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

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Vote Agreed to (84-15, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate cleared the 2014 fiscal year defense policy bill for the president's signature. The bill authorizes $625.1 billion in discretionary spending, which is $3.1 billion less than last year.

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

John Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue - Vote Confirmed (59-36, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed John Koskinen to be head of the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has been led by acting commissioners since November 2012 and is under increased scrutiny as the agency takes on new responsibilities under the 2010 health care law. Koskinen's term runs through November 12, 2017.

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

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