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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 24, 2024
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Memorial Day Break Ahoy

By Amy West, GovTrack.us, May 24, 2024

Old Business

The Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) bribery trial ran for only a few days this week before breaking for Memorial Day. It will return next week. CNN covered this week's activity.

Rep. Steube's (R-FL17) discharge petition was never formally acted on for his H.R. 5863: Federal Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2023 because the House Leadership put the bill up for a vote this week. It passed 382-7.

Appropriations are Coming!

As we noted in our preview, work has begun in earnest on FY 25 appropriations. A vote schedule has also been released.

Cryptocurrency

H.R. 4763: Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act would, per CRS, create a regulatory structure for crypto. The Biden Administration opposes the bill.. The bill passed 279-136. 133 of the no votes came from Democrats, but 71 Democrats did vote for it. It had two successful amendments:

H.Amdt. 921 (Norman) to H.R. 4763: To require a study on the impact of digital asset registrants owned by foreign adversaries which passed 411-0

H.Amdt. 922 (Perry) to H.R. 4763: To add a sense of Congress to the end of title V that nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act should be interpreted to authorize any entity to regulate any commodity, other than a digital commodity passed 225-191

H.R. 5403: CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act, which would prohibit the Federal Reserve from creating a crypto equivalent of US currency, passed 216-192. It had three successful amendments:

H.Amdt. 924 (Ogles) to H.R. 5403: To add a sense of Congress that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee should not be permitted to develop, create, or implement a central bank digital currency passed 204-176

H.Amdt. 925 (Mooney) to H.R. 5403: To prohibit the Federal Reserve's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot programs passed 206-193

H.Amdt. 926 (Davidson) to H.R. 5403: To ensure the Federal Reserve Bank cannot design, build, develop, establish, or issue a CBDC passed 212-195

Voting in Washington, D.C.

In local elections only, non-citizens can vote in Washington, D.C. So, even if DC had real representation in Congress (Del. Holmes Norton powers are very limited and there are no Senators), existing law would prohibit non-citizens from voting in any federal elections. Instead, D.C's law allows non-citizens to vote for things like mayor, city council, presumably school boards and similar.

However, House Republicans have decided that this is evidence of Democrats attempting to subvert US elections and voted this week on a bill to repeal Washington, D.C.'s existing law. It passed 262-143. 52 Democrats voted for the repeal. The Washington Post covered the arguments for and against in detail.

Prison Oversight

H.R. 3019: Federal Prison Oversight Act creates a structure for inspections of federal prisons. It passed 392-2.

Ensuring Energy Inefficiency

S.J.Res. 58: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Energy relating to “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnaces" passed the Senate 50-45. It goes to the House next.

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Hawaii Congressional Delegation

May 20, 2024 5:41 p.m. — Vote

On the Nomination PN1238: Seth Robert Aframe, of New Hampshire, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit

Nomination Confirmed 49/40

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

May 21, 2024 — Bill Text

S.Con.Res. 36: A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.

This resolution’s text for status Passed Congress (May 21, 2024) is now available.

Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] is the sponsor of this resolution.

 

 

May 21, 2024 11:29 a.m. — Vote

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Krissa M. Lanham to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.: Krissa M. Lanham, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona

Cloture Motion Agreed to 66/27

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 21, 2024 2:15 p.m. — Vote

On the Nomination PN1460: Krissa M. Lanham, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona

Nomination Confirmed 66/26

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 21, 2024 3:12 p.m. — Vote

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Angela M. Martinez to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona: Angela M. Martinez, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona

Cloture Motion Agreed to 64/29

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 21, 2024 6 p.m. — Vote

S.J.Res. 58: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Energy relating to “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer

Joint Resolution Passed 50/45

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Nay

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Nay

 

 

May 21, 2024 6:57 p.m. — Vote

H.R. 5863: Federal Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2023

Passed 382/7

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: Yea

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: Yea

 

 

May 21, 2024 7:05 p.m. — Vote

H.R. 3019: Federal Prison Oversight Act

Passed 392/2

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: Yea

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: Yea

 

 

May 22, 2024 — Introduced

H.R. 8510: To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to encourage the use of native vegetation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Jill Tokuda [D-HI2]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Jill Tokuda [D-HI2] is a member of the committee.

 

 

May 22, 2024 11:34 a.m. — Vote

On the Nomination PN1462: Angela M. Martinez, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona

Nomination Confirmed 66/28

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 22, 2024 12:36 p.m. — Vote

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Dena M. Coggins to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of California: Dena M. Coggins, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California

Cloture Motion Agreed to 50/44

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 22, 2024 2:30 p.m. — Vote

On Ordering the Previous Question: H.Res. 1243: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4763) to provide for a system …

Passed 205/203

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: Nay

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: Nay

 

 

May 22, 2024 2:43 p.m. — Vote

H.Res. 1243: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4763) to provide for a system of regulation of digital assets by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and for other purposes; providing for conside

Passed 204/203

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 22, 2024 3:37 p.m. — Vote

On the Nomination PN1434: Dena M. Coggins, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California

Nomination Confirmed 50/44

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 22, 2024 4:39 p.m. — Vote

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Melissa Griffin Dalton to be Under Secretary of the Air Force: Melissa Griffin Dalton, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force

Cloture Motion Agreed to 56/38

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 22, 2024 5:21 p.m. — Vote

H.Amdt. 919 (Casar) to H.R. 4763: To change the new crowdfunding exemption from $75 million to $5 million.

Failed 204/209

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: Aye

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: Aye

 

 

May 22, 2024 5:26 p.m. — Vote

H.Amdt. 921 (Norman) to H.R. 4763: To require a study on the impact of digital asset registrants owned by foreign adversaries.

Agreed to 411/0

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: Aye

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: Aye

 

 

May 22, 2024 5:30 p.m. — Vote

H.Amdt. 922 (Perry) to H.R. 4763: To add a sense of Congress to the end of title V that nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act should be interpreted to authorize any entity to regulate any commodity, other than a digital commodity, on any

Agreed to 225/191

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 22, 2024 5:38 p.m. — Vote

H.R. 4763: Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act

Passed 279/136

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 23, 2024 — Introduced

H.R. 8563: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a floor on the work geographic index for physicians’ services furnished in Hawaii.

Sponsor: Rep. Jill Tokuda [D-HI2]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and House Committee on Ways and Means which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

 

 

May 23, 2024 — Introduced

H.R. 8562: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of direct housing loans and medical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Native Hawaiians.

Sponsor: Rep. Jill Tokuda [D-HI2]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

 

 

May 23, 2024 — Introduced

S. 4395: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a floor on the work geographic index for physicians’ services furnished in Hawaii.

Sponsor: Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]

This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

 

 

May 23, 2024 — Introduced

S. 4423: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of direct housing loans and medical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Native Hawaiians.

Sponsor: Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]

This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] is a member of the committee.

 

 

May 23, 2024 11:01 a.m. — Vote

On the Nomination PN1212: Melissa Griffin Dalton, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force

Nomination Confirmed 56/39

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

 

May 23, 2024 1:33 p.m. — Vote

H.Amdt. 924 (Ogles) to H.R. 5403: To add a sense of Congress that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee should not be permitted to develop, create, or implement a central bank digital currency, or use

Agreed to 204/176

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 23, 2024 1:37 p.m. — Vote

H.Amdt. 925 (Mooney) to H.R. 5403: To prohibit the Federal Reserve's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot programs.

Agreed to 206/193

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 23, 2024 1:41 p.m. — Vote

H.Amdt. 926 (Davidson) to H.R. 5403: To ensure the Federal Reserve Bank cannot design, build, develop, establish, or issue a CBDC. Ensures the Treasury Department cannot direct the Federal Reserve Bank to do any of the above actions.

Agreed to 212/195

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 23, 2024 1:49 p.m. — Vote

H.R. 5403: CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act

Passed 216/192

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 23, 2024 1:56 p.m. — Vote

On Motion to Recommit: H.R. 192: To prohibit individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting …

Failed 195/212

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: Yea

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: Yea

 

 

May 23, 2024 2:02 p.m. — Vote

H.R. 192: To prohibit individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting in elections in the District of Columbia and to repeal the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022

Passed 262/143

Rep. Case [D-HI1]: No

Rep. Tokuda [D-HI2]: No

 

 

May 23, 2024 2:06 p.m. — Vote

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Motion to Proceed to S. 4361

Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 43/50

Sen. Hirono [D-HI]: Yea

Sen. Schatz [D-HI]: Yea

 

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