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

May 27, 2014 – In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Water Projects – Conference Report

House: Water Projects – Conference Report
House: NSA Metadata Collection – Passage
House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

House: Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
House: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

Editor’s Note: The Senate is in recess and will return on Monday, June 2.

Recent Senate Votes

Water Projects – Conference Report – Vote Agreed to (91-7, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate adopted the conference report on a bill authorizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-resources activities including port dredging, inland locks and dams, and flood control projects – costing an estimated $12 billion. It would also require the deauthorization of at least $18 billion in previously authorized projects.

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

Recent House Votes

Water Projects – Conference Report – Vote Passed (412-4, 15 Not Voting)

The House adopted the conference report on a bill authorizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-resources activities including port dredging, inland locks and dams, and flood control projects – costing an estimated $12 billion. It would also require the deauthorization of at least $18 billion in previously authorized projects.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES

NSA Metadata Collection – Passage – Vote Passed (303-121, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would prohibit the government’s bulk collection and storage of business records, including telephone metadata, and instead require the government, except in cases of emergency, to receive pre-approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to conduct a search of call detail records for individual target phone numbers.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization – Passage – Vote Passed (325-98, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill to authorize $592.9 billion for defense programs in fiscal year 2015, including $79.4 billion for overseas contingency operations. The bill would authorize a 1.8 percent pay increase for military personnel and prohibit a new round of Base Realignment and Closure.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES

Upcoming Votes

Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act – HR4660

The House is expected to vote on this bill that would make appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 – HR4681

The bill would authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities.

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