In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 1st and 2nd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Supplemental Appropriations Act
  • House: Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania Amendment; National Defense Authorization Act, FY2011
  • House: America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
  • House: National Defense Authorization Act, FY2011

Editor’s Note: The Senate is in recess until Monday, June 7. The House is in recess until Tuesday June 8.

Recent Senate Votes

Supplemental Appropriations Act – Vote Passed (67-28, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this $58.8 billion bill providing additional funds for disaster relief and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House will begin work on its version of the bill after the Memorial Day recess.

  • Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES
  • Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES

Recent House Votes

Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania Amendment; National Defense Authorization Act, FY2011 – Vote Agreed to (234-194, 10 Not Voting)

During the defense authorization bill debate, the House adopted this amendment that would repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the military. The draft of the Senate version of the authorization bill contains a similar provision.

  • Rep. Charles Djou voted YES
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act – Vote Passed (262-150, 20 Not Voting)

This $85.6 billion bill would authorize a variety of science research programs over the next five years. The timetable for Senate action is unclear.

  • Rep. Charles Djou voted Not Voting
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

National Defense Authorization Act, FY2011 – Vote Passed (229-186, 17 Not Voting)

The House passed this $760 billion bill authorizing defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year. The Senate could take up its version of the bill sometime during the summer.

  • Rep. Charles Djou voted YES
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

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