U.S. Senator Brian Schatz


  • 10 rising stars in the energy and environment world

    By Timothy Cama, Devin Henry and Megan R. Wilson A changing of the guard is underway in the energy and environment arena. A new generation of lawmakers, lobbyists, advocates and staffers is making its presence felt, bringing novel ideas and enthusiasm to the policy battles shaping the nation. Here are 10 names to watch. Sen. […] Read More »
  • Federal support likely for former HC&S, other affected workers

    Displaced Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S) employees are eligible to receive federal funding through a worker aid program. The millions of dollars in federal money would provide compensation to help replace lost wages and cover the expenses for job retraining, including tuition, books, transportation, and job search and relocation allowances. U.S. Department of Labor Secretary […] Read More »
  • Hawaii Senator: Donald Trump Win ‘Makes My Stomach Churn’

    Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said Donald Trump winning the Republican caucus in his state Tuesday night left him feeling queasy. Trump claiming 42 percent of the vote in Hawaii, a state that has a sizable population with Japanese ancestry, is especially disappointing considering the candidate has suggested he might have supported the incarceration of Japanese-Americans […] Read More »
  • Schatz: ‘We need to act fast’ to fight dengue, Zika’

    By Colin M. Stewart U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz called Thursday for a swift response to Hawaii Island’s dengue fever outbreak. In a meeting with Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Schatz discussed efforts to fight off the current dengue outbreak, as well as the threat of the Zika virus, […] Read More »
  • Senate to Include Schatz’s Energy Research Funding Amendment

    An amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act was approved by the United States Senate in a 55-37 vote. The amendment was introduced by Senator Brian Schatz, and will authorize increased funding for energy science and technology research. Funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which is within the Department of Energy, will be boosted through […] Read More »
  • The Most Practical Man in Washington

    SUSAN KANG SUNDERLAND on January 6, 2016 at 9:23 am At 43, one of the youngest members of the U.S. Senate, Brian Schatz, pictured in his Honolulu office, talks about adjusting to D.C., his bipartisan efforts and what he sees as the big issues of the new year “IT’S SCHATZ,” heralded Honolulu Star-Advertiser Aug. 16, […] Read More »
  • More federal funds appropriated for Hawaii projects

    A federal bipartisan spending deal will increase spending in Hawaii for fiscal year 2016. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, advanced Hawaii priorities during committee consideration this year, which are now reflected in the final deal. Overall, defense spending in Hawaii will increase by more than $200 million, and […] Read More »
  • Sen. Brian Schatz sponsors bill to ‘restore honor’ to gay discharged veterans

    WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – An 86-year-old World War II veteran probably never imagined that his decades-old dishonorable discharge could impact the military records of more than 100,000 other service members. That’s because their discharges all stem from the same scarlet letters: LGBT. Beyond the issue of honor, many of the men and women dismissed by the armed forces lost […] Read More »
  • Kauai awarded more than $13 million in federal grants to help revitalize Lihue

    Kauai County officials received news Monday that their bid for more than $13 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation was a success. Known as the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program, the county will use the funding for the revitalization of the Lihue Town Core. Among the projects that […] Read More »
  • Brian Schatz Steps Into Spotlight on College, Climate, Foreign Policy

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren might have the biggest grass-roots megaphone in the Democratic caucus, and Charles E. Schumer is in line to be the next Democratic leader. On Wednesday, the Democrats from Massachusetts and New York appeared with a relatively new colleague with lower name ID, but with a rising profile on the left. Sen. Brian Schatz […] Read More »