In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Motion to Proceed; Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act
Senate: Motion to Proceed; Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011
Senate: Cloture Motion; Nomination of Goodwin Liu to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

Upcoming Congressional Bills

Senate: PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Senate: House Budget Resolution, FY2012
House: Defense Authorization, FY2012

Recent Senate Votes

Motion to Proceed; Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act – Vote Rejected (52-48)

The Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed to consideration of this bill that would end certain tax breaks for large oil companies. The bill may resurface as part of the upcoming budget negotiations.

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

Motion to Proceed; Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011 – Vote Rejected (42-57, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to take up this bill intended to increase offshore oil production. The bill is similar to the offshore oil bills passed in the House earlier this month.

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

Cloture Motion; Nomination of Goodwin Liu to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit – Vote Rejected (52-43, 1 Present, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected this cloture motion on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to be a federal appeals court judge. A cloture motion requires 60 votes to end debate and move on to a final vote.

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

Upcoming Votes

PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011 – S.1038

The Senate is scheduled to take up this four-year extension of provisions in the Patriot Act that are set to expire on May 27. The House may also take up its version of the bill.

House Budget Resolution, FY2012 – H.CON.RES.34

The Senate is expected to vote this week on the House’s 2012 fiscal year budget resolution.

Defense Authorization, FY2012 – H.R.1540

The House is scheduled to work on this bill authorizing defense spending in the next fiscal year.

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