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Key Votes

Mazie Hirono's Voting Records on Issue: Veterans

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
March 20, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 26)
Yea
March 29, 2011 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program Bill Passed - House
(252 - 170)
Nay
Dec. 21, 2010 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(193 - 165)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act Bill Failed - House
(254 - 153)
Yea
July 27, 2010 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(308 - 114)
Nay
July 1, 2010 H Res 1500 Deeming Supplemental Military Appropriations Passed and Allowing Divided Question Bill Passed - House
(215 - 210)
Yea
July 23, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(272 - 152)
Yea
June 19, 2008 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(416 - 12)
Yea
May 15, 2008 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(256 - 166)
Yea
May 8, 2008 HR 3221 Housing-Related Tax Provision Amendments Amendment Adopted - House
(322 - 94)
Yea
Jan. 16, 2008 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill Bill Passed - House
(369 - 46)
Yea
Dec. 12, 2007 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - House
(370 - 49)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 172)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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