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Colleen Hanabusa on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Nov 2010)
  • Endorsed by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Dec 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Colleen Hanabusa on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Jan 2012)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Colleen Hanabusa on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Colleen Hanabusa on Drugs
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Colleen Hanabusa on Education
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Colleen Hanabusa on Energy & Oil
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  • Use HI's solar, wind, wave, and other sustainable assets. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
Colleen Hanabusa on Environment
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Jan 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Colleen Hanabusa on Free Trade
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  • Supports 1920 Jones Act: only US ships HI to West Coast. (Dec 2013)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Government Reform
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  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Mar 2012)
Colleen Hanabusa on Gun Control
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Colleen Hanabusa on Health Care
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • We finally joined the rest of the industrialized world. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
Colleen Hanabusa on Homeland Security
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  • Spending on wars reduces resources at home. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Immigration
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  • Supports a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
Colleen Hanabusa on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Oct 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Principles & Values
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  • Lost campaigns in 2003 & 2006 before winning in 2010. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: Too old to build seniority to steer pork to Hawaii. (Jan 2014)
Colleen Hanabusa on Social Security
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  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Tax Reform
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  • Opposes flat-rate federal tax; supports increased tax rates. (Aug 2010)
Colleen Hanabusa on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Colleen Hanabusa on War & Peace
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  • Iraq can be self-sufficient; Afghanistan cannot yet. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
Colleen Hanabusa on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Grants for faith-based groups to teach English: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We finally joined the rest of the industrialized world: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries: No opin. on topic 8
Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing: Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes flat-rate federal tax; supports increased tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Allow more visas for STEM college graduates: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports 1920 Jones Act: only US ships HI to West Coast: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Spending on wars reduces resources at home: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reduce the salary of Members of Congress: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iraq can be self-sufficient; Afghanistan cannot yet: Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Defund US military presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Use HI's solar, wind, wave, and other sustainable assets: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: Favors topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Colleen Hanabusa is a Liberal Populist.
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