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

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

House: Continuing Resolution
House: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
House: Censure of Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)

Upcoming Congressional Bills

Senate: DREAM Act of 2010
Senate: 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
Senate: Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2010

House: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
House: Continuing Resolution

Recent Senate Votes

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – Vote Passed (73-25, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill to overhaul the nation’s food safety rules. Shortly after passage, it was pointed out the bill contains revenue raising provisions and the constitution requires bills that raise revenue to originate in the House. At this time, the strategy to move the bill forward was unclear.

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

Recent House Votes

Continuing Resolution – Vote Passed (239-178, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed a continuing resolution that funds government operations through December 18, 2010. This is the second CR since the 2011 fiscal year began on October 1, 2010. None of the annual spending bills have been completed yet. The Senate gave final approval to the resolution on December 2, 2010.

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

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (264-157, 13 Not Voting)

The House gave final approval to this ten year, $4.5 billion bill that would increase spending on child nutrition programs. The bill now goes to the president.

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

Censure of Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) – Vote Passed (333-79, 21 Not Voting)

The House voted to censure Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) for violating House ethics rules.

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

Upcoming Votes

DREAM Act of 2010 – S.3992

The Senate is scheduled to take up this bill that would create a path to citizenship for some children of illegal immigrants.

9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 – H.R.847

The Senate is expected to take up this House-passed bill establishing a medical program and reopening a relief fund for individuals exposed to debris from the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2010 – S.3991

This Senate bill would extend collective bargaining rights to public safety workers in certain states.

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – S.510

The House may also work on the food safety bill.

Continuing Resolution –

The House may take up a continuing resolution to fund government operations through the end of the 2011 fiscal year.

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