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

Recent Congressional Votes

House: Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
House: Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
House: Energy-Water Appropriations, FY2012

Upcoming Congressional Bills

Senate: Military Construction-VA Appropriations, FY2012
House: Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011
House: Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011
House: Legislative Branch Appropriations, FY2012

Recent House Votes

Better Use of Light Bulbs Act – Vote Failed (233-193, 1 Present, 4 Not Voting)

The House rejected this bill that would have repealed energy efficiency standards that are expected to lead to a phaseout of the traditional incandescent light bulb. A two-thirds vote was necessary to pass the bill under suspension of the rules. The bill is likely to come up again under a rule or as part of another bill.

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

Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (239-184, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill would limit the EPA’s authority to override a state’s water pollution standards in favor of stricter standards. It is unclear if the Senate will take up the bill. The White House has issued a veto threat.

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

Energy-Water Appropriations, FY2012 – Vote Passed (219-196, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this 2012 fiscal year spending bill that would provide $30.6 billion to the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and various water projects. The Senate has not written its version of the bill yet.

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

Upcoming Votes

Military Construction-VA Appropriations, FY2012 – H.R.2055

The Senate is scheduled to work on this $144 billion bill funding the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects in the upcoming fiscal year.

Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 – H.R.2560

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill that would put caps on spending and raise the debt limit if Congress submits a balanced-budget constitutional amendment to the states.

Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011 – H.R.1315

This House bill would make it easier to overturn rules and regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Legislative Branch Appropriations, FY2012 – H.R.2551

The House is set to take up this bill funding House and Senate operations and salaries in the upcoming fiscal year.

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