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

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Senate: START Treaty Ratification
House: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
House: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
House: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Editor’s Note: The 111th Congress adjourned sine die on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. The first session of the 112th Congress is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 12 p.m.

Recent Senate Votes

Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 – Vote Agreed to (79-16, 5 Not Voting)

Congress agreed to this short-term spending bill that funds government operations at 2010 levels through March 4, 2011. The president signed the bill into law on December 22, 2010.

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

START Treaty Ratification – Vote Agreed to (71-26, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate ratified this treaty with Russia that would reduce the size of each country’s nuclear arsenal by 30 percent.

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

Recent House Votes
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – Vote Passed (215-144, 74 Not Voting)

The House gave final approval to this bill overhauling the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory authority. The Senate passed the bill by voice vote on December 19, 2010. The president is expected to sign the bill into law.

  • Rep. Charles Djou voted YES
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted Not Voting

Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 – Vote Passed (193-165, 75 Not Voting)

Congress agreed to this short-term spending bill that funds government operations at 2010 levels through March 4, 2011. The president signed the bill into law on December 22, 2010.

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

James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – Vote Passed (206-60, 168 Not Voting)

Congress cleared this $4.2 billion measure for the president that will reopen the Victim Compensation Fund and make payments to people exposed to toxic material at Ground Zero. The Senate passed the measure by voice vote earlier in the day. The president is expected to sign the bill into law.

  • Rep. Charles Djou voted Not Voting
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES.

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