February 21, 2012In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
  • House: Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
  • House: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

Editor’s Note: The Senate and House are in recess until Monday, February 27, 2012.

Recent Senate Votes

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act – Vote Agreed to (60-36, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate gave final approval to the agreement to extend the Social Security payroll tax rate cut, which was reduced from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent last year, through the end of 2012. The bill also extends certain unemployment benefits and Medicare physician payment rates through the end of the year. The president is expected to sign the bill into law.

  • 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 Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act – Vote Passed (237-187, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed the first part of the surface transportation authorization bill, which has been divided into three parts. This part deals with energy and would use oil and gas revenue to fund transportation projects.

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

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act – Vote Passed (293-132, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed this agreement to extend the Social Security payroll tax rate cut, which was reduced from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent last year, through the end of 2012. The bill also extends certain unemployment benefits and Medicare physician payment rates through the end of the year. The Senate passed the bill a short time later, clearing it for the president’s signature.

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

 

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