Recent Congressional Votes
House: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations
Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: High earners and the deficit
House: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations
House: Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
House: Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
House: Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations – Vote Passed (336-87, 8 Not Voting)
The House passed this $649.2 billion bill to fund the Defense Department in the next fiscal year. The bill marks a $17 billion increase over the 2011 spending level. The Senate is expected to work on its version of the bill later in the summer.
- Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES
- Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO
High earners and the deficit – S.1323
This sense of the Senate bill says that any budget deficit agreement should require taxpayers who earn more than $1 million to contribute more to deficit reduction.
Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations – H.R.2354
The House is scheduled to take up this $30.7 billion bill funding the Energy Department and other water projects for the upcoming fiscal year.
Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011 – H.R.1309
This House bill would reauthorize and overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program.
Better Use of Light Bulbs Act – H.R.2417
The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to repeal a provision of the 2007 energy law that created minimum efficiency standards for the incandescent light bulb.
Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 – H.R.2018
The House may consider this bill that would prevent the EPA from enforcing new water pollutant rules where a state has already acted.