Civil Beat Topics

Brian Schatz

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’

The Hawaii senator is chairman of a new committee on the climate crisis. He talks about what that means.

Schatz Health Care Idea On Presidential Stage Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Schatz Health Care Idea On Presidential Stage

Amy Klobuchar, the U.S. senator from Minnesota, said she doesn’t see Medicare-for-all happening anytime soon. But she likes a Hawaii senator’s alternative.

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank

The Hawaii congresswoman will need to raise a lot more if she expects to compete with Democrat heavyweights such as Elizabeth Warren, who reported having $11 million in cash on hand.

Missiles, Mac Nuts And Military Money Among Hawaii’s Top Congressional Wins Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Missiles, Mac Nuts And Military Money Among Hawaii’s Top Congressional Wins

As Congress launches into a new two-year session, Civil Beat looked back at some of the delegation’s accomplishments during the first two years of Trump.

Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping

Environmental groups say the shipping industry wants to loosen regulations, which could make it harder to fight invasive species.

Brian Schatz Has Become A Big Shot In Campaign Fundraising Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Brian Schatz Has Become A Big Shot In Campaign Fundraising

Hawaii’s senior senator isn’t on the ballot again until 2022, but he’s raised more than $2 million for fellow Senate Democrats in recent years.

US Senate To Trump: Journalists Are Not ‘Enemies Of The People’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

US Senate To Trump: Journalists Are Not ‘Enemies Of The People’

A resolution authored by Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz passed unanimously in support of the First Amendment and freedom of the press.

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya Flickr: UniversityBlogSpot

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya

Brian Schatz teamed up with fellow senators to fill a gap left by President Trump’s refusal to address climate change.

Hawaii’s Future Is At Stake, Hanabusa Tells State Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Future Is At Stake, Hanabusa Tells State Democratic Convention

On the event’s second and final day, delegates replace chairman Tim Vandeveer with Kealii Lopez.

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician

Only former President Obama gets higher marks than the Hawaii congresswoman.

Hirono Evokes Floods And Volcanoes In Effort To Restore Net Neutrality C-Span

Hirono Evokes Floods And Volcanoes In Effort To Restore Net Neutrality

The U.S. Senate passed a Democratic-backed resolution Wednesday to keep Obama-era internet access rules in place.

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation Getty Images

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation

Hawaii’s senators and representatives called for peace in Syria, congressional approval of future military action and the renewed acceptance of refugees into the U.S.