U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

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  • Incumbent US Sen. Brian Schatz wins Hawaii primary

    By CALEB JONES, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Fresh off a primary election, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said he wants to make clean energy the same priority in Washington as it is in his native Hawaii. “It’s the challenge of our generation,” Schatz told The Associated Press following an easy victory in Hawaii’s Democratic primary […] Read More »
  • Eyeing Democratic Majority, Senators Rethink Climate Strategy

    By Dean Scott Aug. 10 — Hillary Clinton is surging not only in national polls but also in key swing states—and that is good news for a bloc of Senate Democrats who hope to put climate change back on the front burner and fill a vacuum of leadership triggered by the departure of once-towering Senate […] Read More »
  • Schatz announces AmeriCorps funding for Hawaii

    Hawaii will receive $2.7 million in new AmeriCorps funding through the Corporation for National and Community Service — a federal agency managing volunteering and service programs — Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced Wednesday. Three competitive grants totaling $2.08 million, will support 531 AmeriCorps members working across Hawaii, according to Schatz’s office. “This new funding is […] Read More »
  • Warren: Schatz ‘A True Progressive’

    By Chad Blair In an appeal issued Monday, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) singled out for praise several U.S. Senate candidates. They include one from Hawaii: We’ve got a true progressive ally in Senator Brian Schatz, who won his special election in 2014 and is now running again in 2016 for his first full term. Brian and […] Read More »
  • Schatz: Funds for Maui facility included in defense spending bill

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a defense spending bill for fiscal 2017 that includes $11.7 million for the Maui Space Surveillance System, according to an announcement from U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. Continue reading here.  Read More »
  • Schatz Calls for Federal Rapid Ohia Death Assistance

    Senator Brian Schatz on Monday called on the Department of the Interior for action towards the stop of Rapid Ohia Death spread. In a letter penned to Interior Department secretary Sally Jewell, Senator Schatz asked for additional personnel and resources to protect ohia on the Big Island to assist in the prevention of further spread […] Read More »
  • US Senate Approves New Funding for Homelessness, Native Hawaiian Housing

    By Chantelle Aguilar The U.S Senate on Friday approved new funding for homeless programs nationwide and Native Hawaiian housing. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, says the appropriation includes $5 million for the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program. The Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant was established under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act. The state Department […] Read More »
  • Hawaiian Airlines Awarded 2nd Route from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

    By Gregg K. Kakesako Hawaiian Airlines will add a second nonstop route between Hawaii and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport. In April, Hawaiian said that if the U.S. Department of Transportation approves the routes, new flights to Haneda International Airport would be available from Honolulu Airport four times per week and Kona International Airport three times […] Read More »
  • $1.5 million to Kauai for affordable housing

    HONOLULU — Low-income families on Kauai who are searching for affordable housing are about to get help from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3 million in new funding from the National Housing Trust Fund to Hawaii for the development and preservation of […] Read More »
  • Schatz Takes On D.C., Homelessness And The Donald

    By Nick Grube U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has an eye on what he can accomplish in 2017. While he’s up for re-election this year, there’s no significant challenger on the horizon. He also has $3 million in the bank, should a legitimate challenger come forth to run against him. But Schatz — who was appointed to […] Read More »
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