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Rep. Ed Case

Representative for Hawaii’s 1st District

pronounced ed // kayss

Case is the representative for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Case is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

He was previously the representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2006.

Case has cosponsored 16 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo of Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Case.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Case 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Case has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 23, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 97% League of Conservation Voters: 94% The Club for Growth: 17%

Committee Membership

Ed Case sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Case was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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

Case sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (38%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Immigration (12%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Case voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Case voted Yea

Case voted Nay

Passed 221/189 on Jan 29, 2020.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Jun 2021, Case missed 155 of 3,573 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: