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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.