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

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Cloture Motion; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

Senate: Cloture Motion; Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act

House: Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010

Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act

Senate: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act

Recent Senate Votes

Cloture Motion; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 – Vote Rejected (56-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a cloture motion to move forward on this bill authorizing $726 billion for defense programs in fiscal year 2011.

The bill contains provisions repealing a 1993 ban on homosexuals serving openly in the armed forces. The legislation is expected to be considered again in a “lame duck” session after November’s election.

  • Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES
  • Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES

Cloture Motion; Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act – Vote Rejected (59-39, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate again rejected a motion to end debate on campaign finance disclosure legislation. The bill’s future is not clear.

  • Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES
  • Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES

Recent House Votes
Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (237-187, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would provide for a variety of small-business tax provisions, including a revival of an expired bonus depreciation provision to allow companies to write off assets more quickly. The legislation was sent to the President, who is expected to sign it.

  • Rep. Charles Djou voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

Upcoming Votes

Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act – S.3816

The Senate is scheduled to work on a bill to give companies a two-year reduction in their share of Social Security payroll taxes for new employees hired to replace workers performing similar duties overseas.

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act – H.R.3081

The Senate is also scheduled to work this bill that will likely be the vehicle for a continuing resolution to keep the government funded after Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

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