Washington, D.C. – During the mid-afternoon debate session on the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House Speaker abruptly suspended the session and adjourned. Shortly thereafter, Speaker Ryan announced that the House Republicans did not have the necessary votes and the AHCA would be pulled.
Washington, D.C. – The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence heard from FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers today. FBI Director Comey testified that “[w]ith respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets and we ha
Washington, D.C. – Researchers at the George Washington University (GWU) released a study estimating the likely employment impact of the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Congresswoman delivered a "One Minute" speech on the House Floor to honor Admiral Lloyd "Joe" Vasey for his 100th birthday.
A recording of Congresswoman Hanabusa's floor speech can be found here.
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Cost Estimate, developed with the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), regarding the estimated budgetary effects of the Republican proposed American Health Care Act. Key findings in the CBO and JCT report include:
Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa shared her insight on what increased military spending could mean for Hawaii and the United States, Honolulu Civil Beat reports:
Washington, D.C. – On Monday evening, March 6, 2017, the Republicans finally revealed their hidden health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In summary, the Republican bill, unscored by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will reduce coverage, provide fewer protections and raise costs.
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Trump administration issued its revised immigration ban. On the same date, Congresswoman Hanabusa was participating in a Department of Defense (Navy) Congressional Delegation trip to Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Electric Boat in Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newpo
Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii - On February 18, 2017, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa convened an ACA/Medicaid/Medicare Healthcare Roundtable to discuss the possible impact of an Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) repeal and/or replacement on Hawaii residents and Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act (“PHCA”). Stakeholders present included Hawaii State House Health Committee Chair Del