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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Hirono, Hanabusa Vote Against Hydropower, Inouye, Akaka Vote against Keystone
By @ 12:16 PM :: 6512 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

March 13, 2012

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline
  • House: Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011
  • House: Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Surface transportation authorization

Editor's Note: Past MegaVote newsletters can now be found online at the redesigned website.

Recent Senate Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline - Vote Rejected (56-42, 2 Not Voting)

During the debate over the transportation bill, the Senate rejected this amendment that would have allowed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed without presidential approval. Sixty votes were needed to adopt the amendment.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO......send e-mail or see bio

Recent House Votes
Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011 - Vote Passed (265-154, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would encourage the development of small-scale hydropower facilities on federal lands. The bill's future in the Senate is unclear.

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

e-mail or see bio

Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act - Vote Passed (390-23, 19 Not Voting)

This House bill would ease reporting and regulatory requirements for small businesses trying to raise capital in order to take the company public. The White House supports the bill, but its path in the Senate is unclear.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES......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.


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