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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa

Representative for Hawaii’s 1st District

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

Hanabusa is the representative for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Nov 14, 2016. Hanabusa is next up for reelection in 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]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Hanabusa.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

The chart is based on the bills Hanabusa has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A League of Conservation Voters: 89% United States Chamber of Commerce: 42% NumbersUSA: 14% FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 5%

Committee Membership

Colleen Hanabusa sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hanabusa was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (50%) Immigration (30%) Government Operations and Politics (20%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hanabusa’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 5247: Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018
Mar 21, 2018. Passed 267/149.
Yea H.R. 2396: Privacy Notification Technical Clarification Act
Dec 14, 2017. Passed 275/146.
Nay S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
Jun 13, 2017. Passed 368/55.
A string of scandals hit the Department of Veterans Affairs in the past few years, including dozens of veterans dying while waiting for care within the required 14 days at VA hospitals, forcing President Obama’s VA Secretary to resign. A new bill that recently passed ...
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Aye S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Nay H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
No H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Mar 2018, Hanabusa missed 181 of 3,696 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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