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)
NEWS: Senator Brian Schatz
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Senator Brian Schatz received $12.5k donation from Honeywell International on Climate Change
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Senator Brian Schatz received $3k donation from Association of American Railroads on Climate Change
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Senator Brian Schatz received $3k donation from Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers on Climate Change
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Senator Brian Schatz received $2.5k donation from Communications Workers of America on Climate Change
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Senator Brian Schatz received $15k donation from Deloitte LLP on Military
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Senator Brian Schatz received $12.5k donation from Honeywell International on Military
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Senator Brian Schatz received $10.5k donation from Raytheon Company on Military
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Senator Brian Schatz received $8.5k donation from KPMG LLP on Military
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Senator Brian Schatz received $3k donation from LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION on Military
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Senator Brian Schatz received $2.5k donation from Northrop Grumman Corporation on Military
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Senator Brian Schatz received $15k donation from Deloitte LLP on Immigration
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Senator Brian Schatz received $12.5k donation from Hilton Worldwide on Immigration
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Senator Brian Schatz received $8.5k donation from KPMG LLP on Immigration
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Senator Brian Schatz received $2.5k donation from Communications Workers of America on Immigration
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Environmental Regulation

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There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 2 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

LOBBYISTS:


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Climate Change

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There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source

LOBBYISTS:


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.

FOR Democrats

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

LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Health Care

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    There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

    LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Online Privacy

    As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

    LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Environmental Regulation

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      There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
      • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
      • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
      • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
      • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
      • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
      • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
      • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
      • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
      • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
      • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
      • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
      • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
      • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
      • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
      • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 2 weeks ago
      NEWS:

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

      LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Climate Change

      $
      There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source

      LOBBYISTS:


      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.

      FOR Democrats

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

      LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        Health Care

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        There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

        DETAILS:

        FOR Republicans

        Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

        LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        Online Privacy

        As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

        DETAILS:

        FOR Republicans

        Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

        LOBBYISTS:


          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
            • Cox Enterprises Inc.
            • $16k
            • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
            • $16k
            • Google LLC
            • $16k
          Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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