Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. The Hawaii Democrat’s favorite vacation location and drink won’t shock you at all.
Q: What’s your favorite vacation spot?
A: Hawaii, of course! Dorothy said it best — there’s no place like home. Especially when home happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone tonight (aside from your family), who would it be and why?
A: I would have dinner with our good friends, [U.S.] Ambassador [to Afghanistan] Karl Eikenberry and his wife, Ching. Talking about their two years in Afghanistan would definitely make for a memorable evening.
Q: What’s your favorite drink?
A: Kona coffee.
Q: What’s your favorite movie?
A: “Blade Runner.” I also enjoyed “Avatar.”
Q: Who is your best friend in Congress?
A: The Noble Nine (the self-given name of the nine freshman House Democrats). We are a tight-knit group.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.