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

September 22, 2014 – In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Equal Pay – Cloture
Senate: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage

House: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage

Editor’s Note: Both chambers are in recess until the week of November 10.

Recent Senate Votes

Equal Pay – Cloture – Vote Rejected (52-40, 8 Not Voting)

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification. It would prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information and authorize the Labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.

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

Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage – Vote Passed (78-22)

The Senate voted to clear for the president’s signature a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities and extend the Export-Import Bank’s operating authority through June 30, 2015.

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

Recent House Votes

Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage – Vote Passed (319-108, 4 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities, and extend the Export-Import Bank’s operating authority through June 30, 2015.

  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO
  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO

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