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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 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 70 years old.

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

Photo of Rep. Ed Case [D-HI1]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Mar 28, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Ed Case sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Case was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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 (29%) Immigration (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Agriculture and Food (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Case recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Case voted Yea

Case voted Nay

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 Mar 2023, Case missed 169 of 4,560 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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