Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today voted to secure education jobs as well as provide Medicaid support to states.  The U.S. House voted 247 to 161 to pass H.R. 1586, the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which passed the Senate on August 5th.

This bill means more than $100 million to Hawaii to help keep teachers on the job and to help the state pay for Medicaid.

The bill is paid for, and the bill’s opponents know this.

One of the ways we pay for the bill is by closing a tax loophole that is used by corporations shipping jobs overseas. In fact, some are voting against this bill because of this tax provision.

I’m voting to support working families in America and to end incentives to move jobs out of America.

Submitted by Congresswoman Hirono’s office