September 14, 2015
In this MegaVote for Hawaii's 1st & 2nd Congressional Districts:
Recent Congressional Votes
- Senate: Iran Nuclear Agreement Disapproval Resolution 'Shell' - Cloture
- House: Iran Nuclear Agreement Approval – Passage
- House: Delay Iran Nuclear Sanctions Relief -- Passage
Upcoming Congressional Bills
- Senate: Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
- House: Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
Recent Senate Votes
Iran Nuclear Agreement Disapproval Resolution 'Shell' - Cloture - Vote Rejected (58-42)
The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2640, that would replace the measure with a joint resolution that would disapprove of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran by the United States and five other nations that was transmitted by the president to Congress on July 19, 2015, for purposes of prohibiting any waiver or suspension of statutory sanctions by the United States pursuant to the agreement.
Sen. Brian Schatz voted NO
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted NO
Recent House Votes
Iran Nuclear Agreement Approval – Passage - Vote Failed (162-269, 1 Present, 1 Not Voting)
The House rejected a bill that would express Congress' approval of the Iran nuclear agreement signed on July 14, 2015 between United States, Iran and five other nations.
Rep. Mark Takai voted YES
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES
Delay Iran Nuclear Sanctions Relief -- Passage - Vote Passed (247-186)
The House passed a bill that would delay until Jan. 21, 2017, the authority of the president to waive, suspend, or reduce existing sanctions on Iran or on Iranian officials or individuals slated to be granted relief from sanctions under the Iran nuclear agreement.
Rep. Mark Takai voted NO
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO
Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 - H.J.RES.61
The legislation is the expected vehicle for a joint resolution that would disprove of the Iran nuclear agreement. The resolution would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 - H.R.3134
The bill would provide for a moratorium on federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.