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

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Confirmation John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island, to be U.S. District Judge

House: To repeal mandatory funding provided to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges
House: To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction
House: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
House: Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

House: Intelligence Authorization Act, FY2011

Recent Senate Votes

Confirmation John J. McConnell, Jr. of Rhode Island, to be U.S. District Judge – Vote Confirmed (50-44, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed attorney John J. McConnell to be a district court judge in Rhode Island.

  • Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES
  • Sen. Daniel Akaka voted Not Voting

Recent House Votes

To repeal mandatory funding provided to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges – Vote Passed (238-183, 11 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to eliminate federal grants to states to set up health insurance exchanges. The grants are part of the 2010 health care bill which requires each state to establish an exchange by 2014. The bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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

To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction – Vote Passed (235-191, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would repeal a section in the 2010 health care bill providing funding for the construction of school-based health centers. The bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act – Vote Passed (251-175, 6 Not Voting)

This bill would prohibit federal funds from being used for abortions, except in the cases of rape, incest or danger to the woman’s life. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate, but it is unlikely to gain any traction.

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

Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act – Vote Passed (266-149, 17 Not Voting)

This House bill would require the Interior Department to sell oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia. The bill’s future in the Senate is uncertain.

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

Upcoming Votes
Intelligence Authorization Act, FY2011 – H.R.754

The House is scheduled to take up this bill funding intelligence-related activities for the current fiscal year.

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