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

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Short-term Continuing Resolution
House: Short-term Continuing Resolution
House: Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011

Upcoming Congressional Bills

Senate: Patent Reform Act of 2011
House: FHA Refinance Program Termination Act
House: Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act

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Recent Senate Votes

Short-term Continuing Resolution – Vote Agreed to (91-9)

The Senate gave final approval to this continuing resolution funding government operations through March 18, 2011. Passage of the CR gives lawmakers time to work out a long-term solution to the 2011 fiscal year budget. The president signed it into law later that day.

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

Recent House Votes

Short-term Continuing Resolution – Vote Passed (335-91, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this continuing resolution funding government operations through March 18, 2011. Passage of the CR gives lawmakers time to work out a long-term solution to the 2011 fiscal year budget. The president signed it into law the next day.

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

Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (314-112, 6 Not Voting)

The House voted to repeal a provision of the 2010 health care bill requiring businesses to report payments to vendors over $600 to the Internal Revenue Service. There is support in the Senate for repeal, but the two chambers disagree on how to offset the cost of repeal.

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

Upcoming Votes

Patent Reform Act of 2011 – S.23

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would overhaul the nation’s patent laws.

FHA Refinance Program Termination Act – H.R.830

The House is scheduled to take up this bill that would end a Federal Housing Administration program intended to aid homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth.

Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act – H.R.836

The House is also expected to take up this bill that would end a Department of Housing and Urban Development program that provides loans to unemployed homeowners facing foreclosure.

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