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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
  • Senate: American Jobs Act of 2011
  • Senate: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
  • Senate: United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
  • Senate: United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
  • House: United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
  • House: United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
  • House: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
  • House: EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012

Editor’s Note: The House is in recess this week.

Recent Senate Votes
Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (63-35, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill last week that would allow economic sanctions to be placed on China for keeping its currency value artificially low. The House is unlikely to vote on the measure.

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


American Jobs Act of 2011 – Vote Rejected (50-49, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate did not reach the necessary 60 votes to end debate on the president’s comprehensive $447 billion jobs bill, effectively tabling the legislation. Parts of the bill will likely be considered in multiple smaller bills.

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


United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act – Vote Passed (83-15, 2 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to implement a trade pact with South Korea. The House approved the bill earlier in the day and the president is expected to sign the bill into law.

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


United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act – Vote Passed (77-22, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate approved a trade pact with Panama. The House passed the bill earlier the same day and the president is expected to sign it into law.

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


United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act – Vote Passed (66-33, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill to implement a trade agreement with Colombia. The House approved the bill earlier in the day and the president is expected to sign it into law.

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


Recent House Votes
United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act – Vote Passed (262-167, 4 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the House passed this bill to implement a trade pact with Colombia. The Senate approved the bill later in the day and the president is expected to sign it into law.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO……send e-mail or see bio 

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act – Vote Passed (300-129, 4 Not Voting)

The House approved this bill to implement a trade pact with Panama. The Senate approved the bill later in the day and the president is expected to sign it into law.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act – Vote Passed (278-151, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed this trade agreement with South Korea. The Senate approved the bill later in the day and the president is expected to sign it into law.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (275-142, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would delay EPA emissions rules for boilers, solid-waste incinerators and process heaters, requiring the EPA to re-propose the rules and finalize them exactly 15 months after the bill’s enactment. The Senate is unlikely to vote on the legislation.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Upcoming Votes
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 – H.R.2112

The Senate is expected to consider a fiscal 2012 appropriations measure that incorporates three spending bills: Agriculture (H.R. 2112), Commerce-Justice-Science (S. 1572) and Transportation-HUD (S. 1596).

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