Senator Brian Schatz

District Hawaii
Key Coastal Communities Honolulu
Party Democrat
Terms 1st
Committees Energy and Natural Resources; Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Subcommittee on Oceans; Subcommittee on Water and Power - Chair); Safety and Security; Indian Affairs
Caucuses House Oceans Caucus & House Coastal Caucus
Quote from Website "Every day, our planet is endangered by actions that damage the earth for future generations.  I'm proud of the work that I've done in Congress to address many of the problems identified by Ocean Champions, chiefly climate change and establishing a national oceans policy.  We have a responsibility to be good stewards of the earth, and I take that responsibility very seriously."


Leadership: Senator Schatz has worked hard to gain Committee assignments that enable him to fight for his constituents and their vital ocean resources. He sits on the Commerce Committee and its Oceans Subcommittee, and was appointed to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The respect he’s already earned from his more senior colleagues is apparent, as he was named Chairman of the ENR Subcommittee on Water and Power. His growing influence and savvy engagement ensure that Hawaii’s citizens will be well represented.

As a Hawaii State House Member, Schatz led on numerous bills for clean energy, sustainable coastal resource management, and fisheries management. As Lieutenant Governor, he championed the state’s clean energy initiative, helping to triple Hawaii’s use far ahead of schedule. With his courage and understanding that ocean and environmental health are intertwined with economic and human health, Schatz will be a true champion for Hawaii and our oceans in the U.S. Senate.

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