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Brian Schatz's Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. Senate (HI) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
April 26, 2016 Thune, Schatz Introduce Bill to Make Annual Veteran Cost of Living Adjustment Automatic
March 3, 2016 Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduces Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Aug. 13, 2015 On 80th Anniversary of Social Security, Senator Schatz Introduces Legislation to Expand Social Security
May 12, 2015 Hawaii Delegation Fights to Restore Medicaid Access for COFA Migrants with New Legislation
March 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - Funding for Programs under the Older Americans Act
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households
June 26, 2014 Schatz Announces More than $1.75 Million to Help Hawai'i's Unemployed
June 19, 2014 Schatz Announces Federal Funding to Help Hawai'i's Homeless
June 4, 2014 Letter to Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama; Sean Parnell, Governor of Alaska; Rick Scott, Governor of Florida; Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho; Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas; Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana; Paul LePage, Governor of Maine; Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi; Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska; Pat McCroy, Governor of North Carolina; Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma; Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina; Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota; Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee; Rick Perry, Governor of Texas; Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin; and Matt Mead, Governor of Wyoming
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 20, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Halt Expansion of Program Prior to HHS IG Review
May 19, 2014 Schatz Supports Bill to Ensure Social Security Equality
March 13, 2014 Senate Reaches Bipartisan Agreement to Renew Unemployment Insurance
March 6, 2014 Senators Fight to Protect Medicare for Seniors
Feb. 25, 2014 Senate Advances Bill That Will Make Way for New VA Medical Facility on Oahu, Double Clinical Services for Hawaii Veterans
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 11, 2014 Senators Urge Colleagues to Support Nation's Military Retirees and Restore Earned Benefits
Feb. 10, 2014 Senate Advances Schatz Co-Sponsored Bill to Restore Military Retiree Benefits
Jan. 28, 2014 Schatz Statement on State of the Union
Jan. 7, 2014 Schatz Votes To Renew Unemployment Insurance
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Social Security and Medicare
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Protecting Social Security and Medicare
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 19, 2013 Schatz Announces $1.1 Million for Native Hawaiian Financial Assistance
Aug. 22, 2013 Letter to Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, Senate Finance Committee - Rural Hospitals
Aug. 14, 2013 Schatz Statement on Anniversary of Social Security
Aug. 12, 2013 Senators Brian Schatz and Tom Harkin Discuss Their Plan to Expand Social Security
Aug. 8, 2013 Schatz Announces Major Legislation to Enhance Social Security
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program
April 25, 2013 Schatz Joins Senate Colleagues in Opposing Cuts to Social Security, Veterans Benefits
Issue Position: An Office of Federal Maximization
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