Brian Schatz for Senate

Issues

A Champion for Clean Energy
Developing our nation’s clean energy economy is not only a goal for Brian—it’s his passion. He was the face of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, and now he is parlaying his experiences in Hawaii to make meaningful changes to energy policy in the United States Senate…

Committed to Choice for All Women
Brian has demonstrated a clear and unwavering commitment to choice throughout his life and career. He believes that women have a constitutionally protected right to make their own choices when it comes to their bodies, and that government, and especially politicians, do not have the right to dictate or limit their options…

Supporting Working Families, Growing Small Business, and Creating the Jobs of Tomorrow
Brian is committed to helping families make ends meet, growing and supporting small businesses, and investing in creating good-paying jobs in our changing economy. As a job creator himself, Brian and Linda ran a small business for several years. Brian eventually moved on to become CEO of one of Hawaii’s largest non-profits, Helping Hands Hawaii, where he brought the organization back from the brink of bankruptcy. As a member of the State Legislature, Brian was Chair of the Economic Development Committee, and fought for policies that would diversify Hawaii’s economy and support working families. In the Senate, he continues to push for legislation that will create jobs and reshape America’s economy…

A Passionate Advocate for Marriage Equality
Brian has proven again and again that he is a believer in freedom and equality—including the freedom to marry the person one loves, regardless of gender. Brian firmly believes that marriage equality should be a universal right. He will support any legislation that allows couples to marry freely…

A Leader on Expanding Hawaii’s Tourism Sector
Brian understands that Hawaii’s overall economy is closely linked with its tourism economy, and has found ways throughout his career to expand, foster, and grow that sector. Brian is a friend to the tourism business community and will continue to work to expand Hawaii’s tourism reach. By establishing strong international bonds, he believes Hawaii will continue to grow as a premiere tourist destination…