U.S. Capitol - Illustration by Emily Metcalf
U.S. Capitol - Illustration by Emily Metcalf
U.S. Capitol – Illustration by Emily Metcalf

June 16, 2014 – In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Veterans Benefits – Passage
Senate: Fischer Nomination – Confirmation

House: Fiscal 2014 NASA Authorization – Passage
House: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

House: Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act

Recent Senate Votes

Veterans Benefits – Passage – Vote Passed (93-3, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a bill to allow veterans experiencing long wait times or who live more than 40 miles from a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility to see doctors outside the VA health system, as long as the doctors participate in the Medicare program or are at a federally qualified health center, Defense Department facility or a facility funded by the Indian Health Service. It would also authorize the VA secretary to demote or fire poor-performing Senior Executive Service employees.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES

Fischer Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (63-24, 13 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Stanley Fischer of New York to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES

Recent House Votes

Fiscal 2014 NASA Authorization – Passage – Vote Passed (401-2, 28 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would authorize $17.6 billion for NASA for fiscal 2014.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted Not Voting

Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (229-192, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would provide $105.5 billion in fiscal 2015 for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
Upcoming Votes

Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act – HR4870

The bill would make appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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