How Hawaii’s Elected Officials Voted – April 14, 2014

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U.S. Capitol - Illustration by Emily Metcalf
U.S. Capitol – Illustration by Emily Metcalf

In this MegaVote for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes


Senate: Unemployment Benefits Extension – Passage
Senate: Equal Pay – Cloture

House: Budget Resolution – Passage

Editor’s Note: Both the House and Senate are in recess until the week of April 28.

Recent Senate Votes

Unemployment Benefits Extension – Passage – Vote Passed (59-38, 3 Not Voting)

Senators passed a bill on Monday that, as amended, would extend unemployment benefits through May 31, 2014.

  • Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
  • Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES

Equal Pay – Cloture – Vote Rejected (53-44, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (PL 75-718), requiring employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications in similar jobs have a business justification. The bill would also prohibit employers from retaliating against employees seeking salary information to investigate gender discrimination in wages.

  • Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
  • Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES

Recent House Votes

Budget Resolution – Passage – Vote Passed (2019-205, 8 Not Voting)

On Thursday, the House adopted a concurrent resolution that would provide $2.842 trillion to fund the federal government in fiscal 2015. The resolution assumes $5.1 trillion in spending reductions over 10 years and reductions in personal and corporate tax rates.

  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO
  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO