CONGRESS.ORG: How Hawaii’s Elected Officials Voted – September 26, 2011

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011
  • House: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations
  • House: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations

Recent Senate Votes

Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (70-27, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill that would provide additional assistance to workers affected by foreign trade agreements. It would also revive the Generalized System of Preferences program that is intended to help developing countries expand their trade. Speaker John Boehner said the House will consider the bill if the president submits trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea to Congress.

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

Recent House Votes

Short-Term Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (219-203, 11 Not Voting)

This bill would fund the government through the first seven weeks of the 2012 fiscal year, which starts on October 1. The bill offsets an increase in federal disaster aid by reducing funding for two Energy Department loan programs. The Senate subsequently rejected the bill and scheduled a vote on an alternate version this week.

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

Cumulative Regulatory Analysis – Vote Passed (249-169, 15 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would delay the EPA’s implementation of two air pollution regulations. The bill also requires the president to establish a commission to report on the cost of certain EPA regulations. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill.

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

Upcoming Votes

Short-Term Continuing Appropriations – H.R.2608

On Monday, the Senate is scheduled to consider a continuing resolution without the House-passed disaster aid spending offsets. Both chambers are likely to recess for the week after the bill is completed.