Colleen Hanabusa

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#HappyNewYear from our family. Mahalo, for your support and friendship. May 2019 bring you peace, good health, happiness and prosperity!
Happy New Year everyone! We will continue working #ForthePeople in 2019!
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As of 1155 AM, radar indicated heavy rain over the eastern half of Oahu. Video from the public in Hauula on the east side of Oahu. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle, or on foot!…
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Federal employees – including law enforcement, TSA screeners, Forest Service firefighters, food safety inspectors, and others – are forced to go without pay during the holidays as a result of the #TrumpShutdown. Retweet to call on @HouseGOP & @realDonaldTrump to reopen the govt.
Who is forced to work without pay during the #TrumpShutdown? Americans working at @StateDept, @USDA, @Interior, @USTreasury, @TheJusticeDept, @CommerceGov, @DHSgov, @USDOT, @HUDgov, @EPA, @NASA, @PeaceCorps, @SBAgov and other agencies. RT if you agree that's unacceptable.
Our federal workers do not deserve furloughs, pay delays and uncertainty at the end of the year. They work too hard serving our country to be put in this position. Trump and his supporters must end the #TrumpShutdown immediately.…
#MerryChristmas Please have a safe and fun Holiday! Wishing you and your family well!
Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating across the country!
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The only adult in the room stepping down would have been more negative if Trump didn’t engage in his art of deflection. This is no way to say thank you to our dedicated federal workforce. Americans deserve much better from the office of the President.
We reached an agreement on the final package of spending bills only to have Trump shut it down after Freedom Caucus members pushed him. A lot of this is part of Trump’s efforts to change the narrative after Secretary Mattis’ stunning resignation.
What is most upsetting is that Congress did its job. For the first time in about a decade, through the regular order, we finished significant portions of the appropriations process in bipartisan fashion.
Our farmers, already reeling from historic wet weather in the islands, won't have access to county service offices or federal aid. Small business loans won't be issued. Thankfully, our DOD workforce in the islands was previously funded through the current fiscal year.
In Hawaii, where we are dependent on our visitor industry to drive our economy, our National Parks will be forced to shutter operations during one of their busiest seasons.
The 'law and order' President just assured that 41,000 federal law enforcement and correctional officers, including 13,709 FBI agents, 4,399 DEA agents, and 16,742 Bureau of Prisons correctional officers will lose money before Christmas.
Ironically, by shutting down the government, he is ensuring that nearly 107,000 Customs and Border Protection agents and Transportation Security Administration workers will be forced to defend our borders with the added stress of an immediate loss in pay.
He chooses the Christmas season to pander to his base and shutdown the government because Congress refuses to pay nearly $6 billion for a wall along the southern border that is nothing more than a political talking point for his next campaign.
It is unfortunate that in the midst of the Holiday season President Trump is forcing more than 420,000 federal workers to continue on the job without pay. Hopefully, after quick reflection, the President and his enablers re-think this approach to funding the government.
.@realDonaldTrump has (once again) brought us close to failing to fund the government. Americans need us to act responsibly. Congress reached a bipartisan compromise before Trump decided to pander to his base. Do your job @POTUS Keep the government running. #TrumpShutdown
I have always respected General Mattis for his four decades of service to our country and his commitment to reigning in the ridiculous defense policies pushed by @realDonaldTrump and his @GOP. He was one of the few adults allowed in Trump’s room. We wish him the best.…
Trump’s unstable, disrespectful behavior and dangerous approach to governing continues to disgrace the office and undermine America’s credibility. Our federal workers should not be faced with the threat of a shutdown after Congress reaches a bipartisan agreement.…
We should be working to help hungry Americans, not take away their food. Yet under a new rule proposed by the Trump Admin (based on ideas the Congress rejected on a bipartisan basis), hundreds of thousands of ppl could lose nutrition assistance. This is the definition of cruelty.
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Democrats are committed to fully, responsibly funding the government in January. In the meantime, we will support the continuing resolution to keep government open & working. #ForThePeople
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Read more about the possible impacts and opportunities for Hawaii’s hemp market and medicinal cannabis programs in the Farm Bill of 2018:…
“But this is not your typical farm bill. While it provides important agricultural and nutritional policy extensions for five years, the most interesting changes involve the cannabis plant.”…
You know the black vote is important when both US state/local govs & foreign govs try to suppress it. Last year, we met w/ @Facebook & other tech companies about this issue. If they can't stop the weaponization of their platforms, then Congress will.
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In the new Congress, @RepCummings, @RepJerryNadler, and @RepAdamSchiff will be on the frontlines of holding this administration accountable – and ensuring our government is working #ForThePeople.…
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Americans deserve and demand a bipartisan agreement to #ProtectOurCare
The @GOP’s relentless assault on the Affordable Care Act continues through the courts. We see yet another example of why Trump and his enablers want to control SCOTUS. I urge my colleagues, come January, please come together to protect the right to quality, affordable healthcare…
Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for a new healthcare plan. #GetCovered for the new year at! If you need help with the process, call 1-800-318-2596 or visit
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In the past year since the FCC’s unfortunate #NetNeutrality repeal, we know that ISPs have throttled internet access - even in emergency situations like the California wildfires. We must reach a bipartisan agreement to restore #NetNeutrality
The last major government shutdown in 2013 cost the American economy nearly $24 billion. @realDonaldTrump and his @GOP enablers must realize that threatening a #TrumpShutdown is hardly in the spirit of the holiday season. Americans deserve a bipartisan agreement.
Thank you, to my @CAPAC colleagues for this special recognition! It has been an honor and my sincere privilege to serve with all of you.
Three years after the #ParisAgreement, @realDonaldTrump and his @GOP have abandoned any progress to reverse #ClimateChange in order to prop up polluters and those who ignore the environment & science to make money. We must keep fighting for a cleaner future. #ActOnClimate
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.@realDonaldTrump continues his chaotic approach to governing by attempting to bully Congress, yet again. His immoral, expensive & ineffective border wall is not worth another #GOPShutdown Americans deserve better than brinksmanship, we need a bipartisan compromise.…
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Please remember the more than 2,400 brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice on that Sunday morning. Let us honor their efforts & the greatest generation of Americans who fought in WWII. So many gave their lives to defend our country and way of life. We are forever grateful.…
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We enjoyed talking story about “The Politics of National Defense: The Hill, the public, the options” @BrookingsInst this afternoon. Thank you for hosting this important discussion about our national security and defense.
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.@realDonaldTrump has sabotaged multiple opportunities to reach a bipartisan consensus on immigration. His latest tantrum (demanding funding for his wall, no less) isn’t worth another government shutdown. #GOPShutdown
The last major #GOPShutdown in 2013 cost the American economy 120,000 jobs and $24 billion. Trump’s @GOP must stop trying to hold the nation hostage to their radical demands.
They served our country with honor and respect. They are together again. Mahalo, for your service and commitment to our great nation. #GeorgeHWBush
John and me would like to share our deepest condolences with the family and friends of President #GeorgeHWBush John worked with their security detail when he was at HPD and always lauded President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush as class acts.
Annual costs due to #ClimateChange could exceed $100 BILLION in the energy, agriculture and health sectors by the end of the century. The administration buried their findings last week jeopardizing the health and finances of the American people. #ClimateFriday
The #NCA4, a report by 13 federal agencies including @ENERGY, @EPA and @NASA states: “Future impacts and risks from #ClimateChange are directly tied to decisions made in the present.” It’s long past time to #ActOnClimate. #ClimateFriday
Americans support restoring #NetNeutrality rules on a bipartisan basis, but there is less than one month left. On this #NetNeutrality Day of Action, we must push forward on the CRA discharge petition and force a vote on the House Floor.
Congratulations @NancyPelosi Best wishes for a successful and productive 116th.…
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