Monday, April 23, 2012

How our legislators vote.

April 23, 2012

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Cloture Motion; Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012
  • House: Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012
  • House: Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II
  • House: Small Business Tax Cut Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012
  • Senate: Violence Against Women Act
  • Senate: NLRB union election rule
  • House: Cybersecurity Enhancement Act
  • House: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Recent Senate Votes
Cloture Motion; Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012 - Vote Rejected (51-45, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate failed to reach the sixty vote threshold needed to move forward on this bill to raise tax rates on taxpayers earning more than $1 million.

Sen. Daniel Inouye voted YES......send e-mail or see bio 
Sen. Daniel Akaka voted Not Voting......send e-mail or see bio 

Recent House Votes
Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012 - Vote Passed (274-146, 11 Not Voting)

This bill would codify the use of public lands for recreational hunting, shooting and fishing unless the Bureau of Land Management or the Forest Service determines it is necessary to prohibit those activities. The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure.

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO......send e-mail or see bio 

Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II - Vote Passed (293-127, 11 Not Voting)

The House passed this three-month highway and transportation program bill that will serve as the vehicle to negotiate a long-term bill with the Senate. The Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion bill in March. House Republicans would like a five year bill. The current extension runs out June 30, 2012.

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO......send e-mail or see bio 

Small Business Tax Cut Act - Vote Passed (235-173, 1 Present, 22 Not Voting)

This House bill would give businesses with fewer than 500 employees a 20 percent tax deduction for the 2012 tax year. The bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Rep. Mazie Hirono voted NO......send e-mail or see bio 

Upcoming Votes
21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012 - S.1789

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service.

Violence Against Women Act - S.1925

The Senate may vote on this bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act.

NLRB union election rule - S.J.RES.36

This Senate resolution would disapprove of a National Labor Relations Board rule regarding the timing of union elections.

Cybersecurity Enhancement Act - H.R.2096

This House bill would fund cybersecurity research.

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - H.R.3523

This bill would establish procedures for sharing cyber-threat intelligence.

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