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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Patent Reform Act of 2011
  • Senate: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
  • Senate: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
  • House: FHA Refinance Program Termination Act
  • House: Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act

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Recent Senate Votes

Patent Reform Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (95-5)

The Senate passed this bill that would overhaul the nation’s patent system and change the way they are issued and challenged. The House is expected to pass its own patent bill.

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

Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 – Vote Rejected (44-56)

The Senate rejected this House-passed continuing resolution that would have reduced spending by $57.5 billion over the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. The current, short-term continuing resolution expires on March 18, 2011.

  • Sen. Daniel Inouye voted NO
  • Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO

Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 – Vote Rejected (42-58)

The Senate also rejected a Democratic alternative to the full-year continuing resolution that would have reduced spending by $4.7 billion over the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year.

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

Recent House Votes

FHA Refinance Program Termination Act – Vote Passed (256-171, 5 Not Voting)

This bill would end a Federal Housing Administration program that helps homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth refinance their mortgages. The bill is unlikely to see action in the Senate.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act – Vote Passed (242-177, 13 Not Voting)

This House bill would terminate the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Homeowner Loan Program and redirect the unused funds to paying down the national debt. The program provides emergency loans to unemployed homeowners in certain states. The bill is unlikely to see action in the Senate.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

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