Take Action: Get involved and help us protect our oceans!  Join now

Representative Colleen Hanabusa

Key Coastal Communities:
Armed Services, Natural Resources
House Oceans Caucus, House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition

Leadership: In her first term in Congress, Representative Colleen Hanabusa has stolen the spotlight with her active, bipartisan, responsible governance. Representing the state of Hawaii, she maintains a firm commitment to protecting the health of the environment and ecosystems that are so important to her state. She has cosponsored Amendments to the Endangered Species Act that have increased the protections for endangered species and joined the Congressional Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, which promotes the development of renewable energy technologies. Furthermore, in the debate over offshore drilling, she proposed amendments that require the calculation of a worst-case scenario, and, that the responsible party demonstrates it has the capacity and technology to respond to future leaks. Representative Hanabusa’s cool-headed demeanor and philosophy of bipartisan cooperation makes her an ideal ocean champion; a champion that protects our oceans through cooperation with a long-term, sustainable mindset.

Representative Hanabusa cosponsored:

  • H.R. 69 (Antigua Convention Implementing Act of 2011, of 2013)
  • H.R. 1425 (Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 6251 (Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 738 (Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2011)
  • H.R. 1171 (Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2011)
  • H.R. 1229 (Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1375 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1689 (Big Oil Welfare Repeal Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1761 (Marine Turtle Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1938 (North American-Made Security Act of 2011)