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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 30, 2015
By Congress.org @ 2:01 PM :: 4312 Views :: Congressional Delegation

March 30, 2015

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Budget Resolution - Adoption
  • House: Ukraine Military Assistance – Passage
  • House: Veterans Affairs Future Budget Planning – Passage

Editor's Note: Both chambers are in recess until Monday, April 13.

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2016 Budget Resolution - Adoption - Vote Agreed to (52-46, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed adopted the concurrent resolution that would set broad spending and revenue targets over the next 10 years. It would allow $523 billion for defense discretionary spending and $493.5 billion for non-defense spending in fiscal 2016, the statutory level set by the 2011 budget law.

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

Recent House Votes

Ukraine Military Assistance – Passage - Vote Passed (348-48, 36 Not Voting)

The House agreed to a motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution stating that the House of Representatives "strongly urges" the president to fully and immediately exercise authorities provided by Congress to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons systems in order to enhance the ability of the Ukrainian people to defend their sovereign territory from the "unprovoked and continuing aggression of the Russian Federation."

Rep. Mark Takai voted YES

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES

Veterans Affairs Future Budget Planning – Passage - Vote Passed (420-0, 12 Not Voting)

The House agreed to a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would direct the Veterans Affairs Department to annually submit to Congress a future-years veterans program with its budget request. The program would reflect estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations for that fiscal year and succeeding four fiscal years, and would include a five-year plan for the department to meet its commitment to veterans, including the resources needed to do so.

Rep. Mark Takai voted YES

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES


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