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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa

Former Representative for Hawaii’s 1st District

pronounced koh-LEEN // hah-nuh-BOO-suh

Hanabusa was the representative for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2016 to 2018.

She was previously the representative for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 2011 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Hanabusa.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hanabusa is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hanabusa sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 70%

Enacted Legislation

Hanabusa was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hanabusa sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (45%) Immigration (36%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hanabusa’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hanabusa voted Yea

Passed 280/139 on Feb 8, 2018.

H.R. 4771 would require the Federal Reserve Board to apply its Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement to banks and savings and loan holding companies ...

Hanabusa voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Hanabusa voted Nay

Hanabusa voted No

Hanabusa voted Aye

Hanabusa voted No

Hanabusa voted Aye

Hanabusa voted Aye

Hanabusa voted Aye

Hanabusa voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2018, Hanabusa missed 324 of 4,067 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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