How Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Voted: March 15, 2010

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In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District:

”Recent Senate Votes”

”Tax Extenders Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (62-36, 2 Not Voting)”

The Senate passed this bill that would extend unemployment insurance and COBRA health care subsidies through December 31 and would prevent a cut in physicians’ Medicare reimbursement rates. The bill now goes to the House.

*Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES

*Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES

”Recent House Votes”

”Impeaching Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. for high crimes and misdemeanors – Vote Passed (423-0, 7 Not Voting)”

The House impeached Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. of Louisiana with four charges: that he accepted gifts in exchange for official actions, falsified and withheld information during a bankruptcy proceeding, made false statements as part of his Senate confirmation and received money from lawyers involved in a case that he oversaw. Unless the judge resigns, the Senate will hold a trial. A conviction on any of the four counts would remove Judge Porteous from office.

*Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

”Afghanistan War Powers Resolution – Vote Failed (65-356, 9 Not Voting)”

The House rejected this resolution that aimed to set a withdrawal timeline for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

*Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

”Upcoming Votes”

”Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act – H.R.2847”

The Senate is scheduled to work on this job creation bill, which would provide tax relief to businesses hiring unemployed workers.

”FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – H.R.1586”

The Senate is likely to vote on this measure to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through FY 2011 and expedite transition to a new air traffic control system.

”FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – H.R.1586”

The House is expected to vote on this aviation bill if the Senate sends it to the House this week.

”Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – H.R.3590”

The House may take up the Senate-passed health care overhaul bill. Work on the bill could continue into the weekend.

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