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Brian Schatz

Hirono Boasts The Most Racially Diverse Staff Among Senate Democrats CSPAN

Hirono Boasts The Most Racially Diverse Staff Among Senate Democrats

Hawaii’s senators are consistently tops among their colleagues when it comes to hiring non-white staffers.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Sen. Brian Schatz Screenshot

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Sen. Brian Schatz

Fourteen months after the start of the pandemic, he sees light at the end of the tunnel. Schatz also calls for filibuster reform and nudges Gov. David Ige to heed the advice of the CDC on travel requirements.

Campaign Finance Records Suggest An Easy Reelection Bid For Brian Schatz Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Finance Records Suggest An Easy Reelection Bid For Brian Schatz

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz recently announced his 2022 reelection campaign. He already has more than $3 million in the bank for it.

Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy U.S. Navy, Keith DeVinney

Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy

Hawaii’s congressional delegation has long pushed for a greater focus on the strategic importance of Pacific Island nations.

Schatz Revives Bill That Would Give Military Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Revives Bill That Would Give Military Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana

The U.S. senator first introduced the bill in 2019, but it languished in committee.

Veterans Home In Hilo To Get $600,000 In Federal Relief Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Veterans Home In Hilo To Get $600,000 In Federal Relief Funds

The facility was the site of a COVID-19 outbreak that killed 27 and prompted a change in management, a lawsuit and a massive federal fine.

Brian Schatz: ‘Native Wisdom’ Needs To Be Part Of US Climate Policy Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Brian Schatz: ‘Native Wisdom’ Needs To Be Part Of US Climate Policy

Hawaii’s senior senator is elevating one of his top policy initiatives — climate change — as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Schatz: Coronavirus Relief Package Is ‘My No. 1 Priority’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Coronavirus Relief Package Is ‘My No. 1 Priority’

Hawaii’s senior senator says the state should get enough money to avoid layoffs and furloughs for public workers.

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Snags Another Senate Chairmanship Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Snags Another Senate Chairmanship

The Aloha State’s senior senator is in a good position to divert more federal funds to the islands and address Native Hawaiian issues.