Senator Brian Schatz

DETAILS: Senator Brian Schatz
(1972 - ) Hawaii
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Select Committee on Ethics
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Department of Defense
  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
  • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
  • Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
  • Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
  • Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather
  • Subcommittee on Security
  • HI Senate
    (2012- present)
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FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

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FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly. See More»

FOR

Taxes

One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 4 weeks ago
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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/fight-for-economic-fairness-and-against-inequality/“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

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AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/protect-voting-rights-fix-our-campaign-finance-system-and-restore-our-democracy/“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. See More»

AGAINST

Immigration

The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

AGAINST Democrats

Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/bring-americans-together-and-remove-barriers-to-opportunities/“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly. See More»

AGAINST

Immigration

The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

AGAINST Democrats

Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/bring-americans-together-and-remove-barriers-to-opportunities/“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Taxes

One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 4 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/fight-for-economic-fairness-and-against-inequality/“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/protect-voting-rights-fix-our-campaign-finance-system-and-restore-our-democracy/“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. See More»

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
    • $20k
    • National Association of Broadcasters
    • $19.5k
    • MACANDREWS SOUTH CORPORATION
    • $19.2k
    • AT&T Services, Inc. and its affiliates
    • $19k
    • UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION
    • $17.5k
    • Huntington Ingalls Industries Incorporated
    • $17k
    • Comcast Corporation
    • $16k
    • Google LLC
    • $16k
    • Cox Enterprises Inc.
    • $16k
    • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
    • $16k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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