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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, November 17, 2002

Washington Week

Gannett News Service

WASHINGTON — Here are highlights from action in the Senate and House in the past week.


1. Stopgap spending

The House passed on a 270-143 vote Wednesday a resolution that would continue government funding through Jan. 11, 2003. A "yes" vote was to pass the resolution.

Hawai'i votes: Neil Abercrombie (D), Yea

2. Homeland security

The House passed on a 299-121 vote Wednesday a bill that would create a new Department of Homeland Security. A "yes" vote was to pass the bill.

Hawai'i votes: Neil Abercrombie, (D) Nay

3. Bankruptcy reform

The House on Thursday revived a bankruptcy reform bill, stripped out controversial provisions dealing with abortion and passed the measure by a 244-116 vote.

Hawai'i votes: Neil Abercrombie, (D) Nay


1. Pay raise

The Senate approved on a 58-36 vote a 3.1 percent pay increase that would raise most congressional salaries to $154,700 next year. A "yes" vote was to approve the pay increase.

Hawai'i votes: Daniel Akaka (D) Yea, Daniel Inouye (D) Yea.