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

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010
Senate: Cloture Motion; DREAM Act
Senate: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
House: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
House: Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010

Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: New START Treaty
House: Continuing Appropriations Act
Recent Senate Votes

Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 – Vote Agreed to (81-19)

The Senate approved this bill extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts that were due to expire at the end of 2010 for another two years. The bill also extends unemployment benefits for 13 months. The House gave final approval to the measure several days later. The president signed the bill into law shortly after House passage.

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

Cloture Motion; DREAM Act – Vote Rejected (55-41, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate fell short of the votes needed to move forward on this bill that would provide a path to legal status for certain undocumented children brought into the U.S. illegally by their parents. The measure is unlikely to be brought up again in the 111th Congress.

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

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 – Vote Agreed to (65-31, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate gave final approval to this bill repealing a 1993 law prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the military. The president lobbied for repeal and is expected to sign the bill into law.

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

Recent House Votes


Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (250-175, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill repealing a 1993 law prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the military. The Senate passed the bill several days later, clearing it for the president’s signature.

  • Rep. Charles Djou voted YES
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (277-148, 8 Not Voting)

The House gave final approval to this bill extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts that were due to expire at the end of 2010 for another two years. The bill also extends unemployment benefits for 13 months. The president signed the bill into law later in the day.

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

Upcoming Votes –

New START Treaty –

The Senate continues work on this treaty with Russia that would limit the size of each country’s nuclear arsenal.

Continuing Appropriations Act – H.R.3082

Both chambers are expected to take up this continuing resolution to fund government operations through March 2011.

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