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Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa

Representing the 1st District of Hawaii

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April 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) today introduced the Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2017.

April 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On April 27, 2017, Members of the House Democratic caucus wrote President Trump expressing concerns regarding the large number of vacancies in key national security positions.  The letter asks President Trump to prioritize the defense and diplomacy of our nation.  A copy of the letter is attached hereto.


April 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  House Armed Services Committee Member Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) released the following statement regarding the U.S. strikes against the Syrian government:

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) introduced the “Military Assets Protection Act,” a bipartisan bill to clarify the authority of the military to defend facilities and assets against Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drones.


March 24, 2017 Press Release

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.


March 20, 2017 Press Release

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

March 20, 2017 Press Release

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).

March 15, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, Judge Derrick K. Watson presiding, issued an order granting a temporary restraining order (TRO) stopping the Trump Administration’s Executive Order 13780 dated March 6, 2017, also known as “Travel Ban 2.0” or “Muslim Ban 2.0.”
March 15, 2017 Press Release

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

March 13, 2017 Press Release

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: