Recent Congressional Votes
House: Motion to go to conference; Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011
Editor’s Note: The First Session of the 112th Congress has come to a close. The House is scheduled to convene the Second Session on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. The Senate is scheduled to convene on Monday, January 23, 2012.
Recent House Votes
Motion to go to conference; Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (229-193, 11 Not Voting)
With this vote, the House rejected the Senate’s two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax reduction and requested a conference to consider a yearlong extension. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated he would not call the Senate back into session. The standoff ended later in the week when the House agreed to pass the two-month bill and the Senate agreed to name conferees to work out a yearlong extension.
- Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
- Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO