The 114th U.S. Congress has only been in business for a week or so, but already it’s quite clear that Hawaii’s Democratic delegation is very much in the minority when it comes to power in the new Republican-controlled House and Senate.
And, Gabbard and Takai also voted in vain to stop a House bill — it was a 236-191 vote — to defund Obama’s immigration orders, “firing the first shot in a high-stakes battle over deferred deportations for the millions of people who are in the country illegally,” according to The Hill.
Finally, also on Wednesday the House passed legislation “to delay the implementation of a controversial provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law a week after Democrats initially blocked it,” says The Hill. That vote was 271 to 154.
I wonder how Cam Cavasso, Kawika Crowley and Charles Djou would have voted had they defeated Schatz, Gabbard and Takai, respectively, last November.
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