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Brian Schatz

Schatz Shows Fundraising Prowess Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Shows Fundraising Prowess

Hawaii's senior U.S. senator has a lot of money in the bank, yet he doesn't face much of a challenge in the 2016 election.
How Two Different People Could Win The Same US House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Two Different People Could Win The Same US House Seat

Come November, voters may be asked to elect short-term and long-term replacements for the late Mark Takai.
Schatz Enjoys A Comfortable Perch On Capitol Hill Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Schatz Enjoys A Comfortable Perch On Capitol Hill

The Hawaii senator seems like a sure bet for re-election. Now he's hoping for more power if Democrats regain majority control.
Schatz Visiting Asian Leaders Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Schatz Visiting Asian Leaders

The U.S. senator from Hawaii is leading a congressional delegation to Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
House Passes GMO Label Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Passes GMO Label Bill

Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii calls it a disingenuous measure that makes it difficult for consumers to know what’s in their food.
New Bills From Hawaii’s Senators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Bills From Hawaii’s Senators

Hirono introduces the Patsy Mink Gender Equity in Education Act, while Schatz backs The Food Recovery Act.

Hirono, Schatz Split GMO Votes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono, Schatz Split GMO Votes

The U.S. Senate passed legislation to create federal labeling standards for genetically engineered foods.

Gun Control Sit-In In House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gun Control Sit-In In House

Dozens of Democrats occupy the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to force a vote on gun legislation.
Senate Kills Four Gun Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Kills Four Gun Bills

Two measures were favored by Republicans and two were favored by Democrats. All failed largely along party lines.