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Key Votes

Mazie Hirono's Voting Records on Issue: Immigration

Full Name: Mazie K. Hirono
Office: U.S. Senate (HI) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Leighton Kim Oshima; 1 Stepchild: Malia
Birth Date: 11/03/1947
Birth Place: Fukushima, Japan
Home City: Honolulu, HI
Religion: Buddhist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 27, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 32)
Yea
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border Amendment Rejected - Senate
(39 - 54)
Nay
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Amendment Rejected - Senate
(36 - 58)
Nay
June 11, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(82 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 139)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(257 - 158)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2011 HR 3012 Repeals Certain Green Cards Limitations Bill Passed - House
(389 - 15)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2010 HR 5281 DREAM Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(216 - 198)
Yea
May 8, 2008 H Amdt 1045 Undocumented Immigrants' Ineligibility for Certain Financial Assistance Amendment Adopted - House
(391 - 33)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Yea

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