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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 5, 2017
By Congress.org @ 2:27 PM :: 4079 Views :: Congressional Delegation

July 5, 2017

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Svinicki Nomination - Confirmation
  • House: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation
  • House: Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance
  • House: Criminal Undocumented Immigrants Sentencing Guidelines

Editor's Note: The House and Senate are not doing legislative business in their respective chambers this week.

Recent Senate Votes

Svinicki Nomination - Confirmation - Vote Confirmed (88-9, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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


Recent House Votes

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation - Vote Passed (218-210, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would limit to $250,000 the non-economic damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the plaintiff's health care was paid for in whole or in part via a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit, and would establish a statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits of either three years following the plaintiff's injury, or one year after the plaintiff discovers such injury, whichever occurs first.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance - Vote Passed (228-195, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed a measure that would prohibit federal, state and local governments from restricting any federal, state, or local government entity or official from complying with immigration laws or from assisting federal law enforcement entities or officials in their enforcement of such laws.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO


Criminal Undocumented Immigrants Sentencing Guidelines - Vote Passed (257-167, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation that would establish specific possible fines and prison sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses and who illegally return to the United States despite having been previously deported or otherwise excluded from the country.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO

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