Congress.org: How Hawaii’s Congressional Elected Officials Voted – November 22, 2010

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Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Cloture Motion; Paycheck Fairness Act
  • House: Telework Improvements Act
  • House: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act

Editor’s Note: The Senate and House are in recess until Monday, November 29, 2010.

Recent Senate Votes
Cloture Motion; Paycheck Fairness Act – Vote Rejected (58-41, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to move forward on this bill that would require employers to demonstrate that any pay disparity between men and women is job-related and not gender-related. The future of the measure is unknown at this time.

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

Recent House Votes
Telework Improvements Act – Vote Passed (254-152, 27 Not Voting)

The House gave final approval to this bill that would require federal agencies to establish and implement a telework policy. The president is expected to sign the measure.

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

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act – Vote Failed (258-154, 22 Not Voting)

The House rejected this bill that would have extended federal funding to states for long-term unemployment benefits. A two-thirds majority, or 275 votes, was needed to pass the bill under suspension. The future of the measure is unknown at this time.

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

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