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Monday, March 5, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted March 5
By @ 3:44 PM :: 6480 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

March 5, 2012

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Motion to Table Blunt Amendment
  • House: Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act
  • House: Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Surface transportation authorization
  • House: Tariffs on non-market economies
  • House: Hydropower development
  • House: Cost of going public for businesses

Recent Senate Votes
Motion to Table Blunt Amendment - Vote Agreed to (51-48, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected an amendment to the surface transportation bill that would have allowed employers to exclude certain health services from its insurance plans based on religious grounds.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES......send e-mail or see bio

Recent House Votes
Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - Vote Passed (303-114, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would overturn an Education Department regulation defining credit hours and rules education institutions must adhere to in order to operate in a state. The bill is intended to ease regulations on the for-profit education industry.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO......send
 e-mail or see bio

Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act - Vote Passed (246-175, 1 Present, 11 Not Voting)

This House bill is intended to increase access to water for agricultural and municipal uses in the San Joaquin Valley in California. The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO......send
 e-mail or see bio

Upcoming Votes
Surface transportation authorization - S.1813

The Senate is scheduled to continue work on their two-year, $109 billion bill to fund transportation projects.

Tariffs on non-market economies - H.R.4105

This House bill would impose higher tariffs on goods imported from state-controlled economies.

Hydropower development - H.R.2842

The House is scheduled to take up this bill to speed up the approval process of hydropower projects.

Cost of going public for businesses - H.R.3606

This bipartisan House bill is intended to make it easier for small and mid-sized companies to go public.


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