February 13, 2012In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
  • House: Budget and Accounting Transparency Act
  • House: Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011
  • House: STOCK Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Surface transportation authorization
  • House: Surface transportation authorization

Recent Senate Votes
FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – Vote Agreed to (75-20, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate gave final approval to this conference report authorizing $15.9 billion per year through the 2015 fiscal year for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has been operating under a series of short-term extensions since the 2008 fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the measure.

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


Recent House Votes
Budget and Accounting Transparency Act – Vote Passed (245-180, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill would incorporate the costs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the federal budget, change how the government accounts for loan programs, and require federal agencies to post their budget information on their websites. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill.

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

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


Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (254-173, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to give the president a line-item veto and rescission authority over discretionary spending bills. The bill would give Congress three days to vote to accept or reject the presidents’ rescissions. The White House supports the bill, but the Senate is not expected to take it up.

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

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


STOCK Act – Vote Passed (417-2, 14 Not Voting)

The House passed an amended version of this Senate bill that would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The Senate now will either accept the modified bill or request a conference committee.

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 work on their two-year, $109 billion bill to fund transportation projects.


Surface transportation authorization – H.R.7

Meanwhile, the House is scheduled to work on their four and a half year, $260 billion transportation bill.

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