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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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.

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

Voting Information

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Rep. Ed Case is currently voting by proxy under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Oct 5, 2020, Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8] will be casting Case’s vote. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Ed Case sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Case 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

Case sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (42%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Immigration (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Oct 2020, Case missed 152 of 3,354 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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: