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

Recent Congressional Votes

House: Patriot Act Extensions
House: United Nations Tax Equalization Refund Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

Senate: FAA Reauthorization
House: Patriot Act Extensions
House: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

Recent House Votes

Patriot Act Extensions – Vote Failed (277-148, 9 Not Voting)

Under a vote that required a two-thirds majority, the House failed to pass this bill that would extend through Dec. 8, 2011, three provisions of the anti-terrorism law known as the Patriot Act. The bill is likely to be voted on this week under regular voting procedures.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

United Nations Tax Equalization Refund Act – Vote Failed (259-169, 6 Not Voting)

Under a vote that required a two-thirds majority, the House failed to pass this bill that would establish as United States policy that the United Nations should return $179 million overpaid into the U.N. Tax Equalization Fund as of Dec. 31, 2009, and that the U.S. should press the U.N. to change its fund assessment procedures to reduce discrepancies. The future of the bill is unclear.

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO

Upcoming Votes

FAA Reauthorization – S.223

The Senate is scheduled to continue work on this bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.

Patriot Act Extensions – H.R.514

The House is expected to vote on this bill that would extend provisions of the Patriot Act.


Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 – H.R.1

The House is scheduled to work on this bill to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011.

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