Props from The Hill on U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii.

He’s among 10 lawmakers, lobbyists, advocates and staffers making their “presence felt, bringing novel ideas and enthusiasm to the policy battles shaping the nation.”

Left, Senator Brian Schatz, Rep Scott Saiki, Senator Jill Tokuda, Governor Ige and right Mayor Kirk Caldwell during homeless press conference announcing Scott Morishige as State Homeless Chair. 10 aug 2015. photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz joins a meeting of Gov. David Ige’s homelessness leadership team earlier this year.

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The article says in part:

The Hawaii Democrat has sought to force votes in the Senate to highlight areas where Republicans are out of step with public opinion on climate issues.

He has introduced several bills related to energy, including one that would phase out tax subsidies for oil companies and another that would set a carbon fee, while embracing the role of attack dog.

Two years ago, Schatz led Democrats in an all-night Senate session where they made the case for action on reducing carbon emissions. …

Schatz is running for a full six-year term this fall.

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