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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations
  • Senate: Motion to Proceed; Rebuild America Jobs Act
  • Senate: Motion to Proceed; Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act
  • Senate: Fiscal 2012 Appropriations
  • Senate: Net neutrality disapproval

Editor’s Note: The House is not in session this week.

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations – Vote Passed (69-30, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this “minibus” bill making appropriations for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development. The bill provides the five departments with $128 billion in discretionary funds for the 2012 fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2011. House and Senate conferees have begun meeting to work out a compromise bill.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Motion to Proceed; Rebuild America Jobs Act – Vote Rejected (51-49)

The Senate fell short of the 60 vote threshold needed to move forward on this part of the president’s jobs bill that would have provided $60 billion for transportation projects and created a national infrastructure bank.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Motion to Proceed; Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 – Vote Rejected (47-53)

The Senate also fell short of the 60 votes needed to move forward on the Republican alternative that would have reauthorized highway programs for two years and overhauled certain regulations.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Upcoming Votes
Government Contractor Withholding Repeal Act – H.R.674

The Senate is scheduled to take up this House bill to repeal a 3 percent withholding requirement on government contractor payments.


Fiscal 2012 Appropriations – H.R.2354

The Senate is also scheduled to begin work on this bill combining the 2012 Energy-Water, Financial Services, and State-Foreign Operations appropriations bills.


Net neutrality disapproval – S.J.RES.6

This Senate resolution would disapprove of the Federal Communications Commission’s “net neutrality” regulations adopted in December 2010.

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