Wednesday was another big day in the U.S. House of Representatives, but Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) was not part of it.

The Democrat-controlled chamber killed an impeachment effort against President Trump, blocked a sales of arms to Saudi Arabia and voted to hold in contempt Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

On the 332-95 vote to table the impeachment motion, Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) voted “aye” while Gabbard did not vote.

On the 238-190 vote to disapprove the arms sales, Case voted “aye” and Gabbard did not vote. On a similar second vote on blocking arms sales — this one 237-190 — Case voted “aye” and Gabbard did not vote.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announces her run for president.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announcing her run for president in Honolulu in February. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On the 230-198 vote to hold Barr and Ross in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas, Case voted “aye” and Gabbard did not vote.

Hawaii’s reps voted in the same manner — that is, Case in favor and Gabbard absent — on two other measures Wednesday: a 397-31 vote to authorize appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities, and a 419-6 vote to repeal ObamaCare’s “Cadillac Tax” on high-cost health plans.

According to Case’s office, he was able to add an amendment to the intelligence funding questioning whether “a significant increase in prosecutions of Chinese Americans arising from U.S. government investigations into alleged espionage by the People’s Republic of China reflects an unacceptable broader profiling and targeting of the Chinese-American community.”

It is not clear why Gabbard did not participate in the House’s 11 roll call votes Wednesday. Messages to both her Washington, D.C., and Honolulu office were not returned.

But one of Gabbard’s Twitter feeds said that she was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday for a presidential candidate forum sponsored by AARP Iowa.

On Monday, Civil Beat reported that Gabbard had missed about one-fourth of all House votes this year.

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