How Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Voted: March 1, 2010

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

”Recent Senate Votes”


”Jobs for Main Street Act – Vote Agreed to (70-28, 2 Not Voting)”

The Senate passed this $15 billion jobs bill, which includes payroll tax breaks, bond-financing for state and local infrastructure projects, and an extension of federal highway programs. The bill now goes to the House.

*Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES

*Sen. Daniel Akaka voted YES

”Recent House Votes”

”Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act – Vote Passed (406-19, 8 Not Voting)”

The House voted to end an exemption from federal antitrust law for health insurance companies. The bill now goes to the Senate, where its prospects are uncertain.

*Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

”Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 – Vote Passed (235-168, 29 Not Voting)”

The House passed this intelligence authorization bill after stripping out controversial language on interrogation techniques used by U.S. personnel. The bill now has to be reconciled with a Senate version (S. 1494) in conference committee.

*Rep. Mazie Hirono voted YES

”Upcoming Votes”

”Tax Extenders Act of 2009 – H.R.4213”

The Senate is scheduled to work on this legislation that would reinstate dozens of individual and business tax breaks that expired Dec. 31.

”Keeping All Students Safe Act – H.R.4247”

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to restrict the use of restraints on school children.

”Jobs for Main Street Act – H.R.2847”

The House will likely consider this $15 billion jobs bill this week.