December 5, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: National Defense Authorization Act, FY2012
  • House: Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
  • House: To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions and by terminating the Election Assistance Commission
  • House: Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011
  • House: Regulatory Accountability Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • House: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011
  • House: Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011

Recent Senate Votes

National Defense Authorization Act, FY2012 – Vote Passed (93-7)

The Senate passed this bill authorizing $662 billion in defense spending for the current fiscal year. The bill contains provisions requiring suspected terrorists to be held in military custody and places sanctions on Iran. The House passed its version of the bill in May. A conference committee will meet to work out a compromise bill.

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

Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act – Vote Passed (235-188, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would build in a waiting period between the time workers file petitions to unionize and the time the vote occurs. 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

 


To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions and by terminating the Election Assistance Commission – Vote Passed (235-190, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill would terminate taxpayer funding of presidential campaigns and conventions. Public funding began in 1976. The bill would also eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which was established in 2002 to help states to update their voting machines. 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

Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (263-159, 11 Not Voting)

This bill would allow the Small Business Administration to intervene in the regulatory process when small businesses are affected. The Senate is unlikely to act on the measure, which is also opposed by the White House.

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

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

 


Regulatory Accountability Act – Vote Passed (253-167, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would require federal agencies to choose the “least costly” option when writing new federal regulations. Agencies would also be required to provide indirect cost estimates and predictions of job gains or losses. The White House opposes the bill.

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

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

 


Upcoming Votes

Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 – H.R.10

This House bill would require congressional approval of regulations estimated to cost more than $100 million per year.


Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 – H.R.1633

The House is scheduled to take up this bill preventing more stringent farm dust regulations from being promulgated.

 

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