Senator Brian Schatz's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (HI) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
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8/04/16 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika 8/04/16 Schatz Fires Back at Trump's Latest Proposal to Ban Filipino Immigrants 8/04/16 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Broad Coalition of Senate Democrats Call on Top Consumer Agency to Move Swiftly to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements in Everyday Financial Contracts 8/03/16 Hawai"i to Receive $3.7 Million in Federal Funding to Respond to Public Health Threats 8/02/16 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education 8/01/16 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education 7/25/16 Schatz-Hatch STOP Pain Act Signed into Law as Part of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 7/19/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies 7/18/16 Obama Administration to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Expansion of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument 7/18/16 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children 7/15/16 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 7/14/16 Wicker, Schatz Unveil New Rural Telehealth Proposal 7/14/16 Schatz, Wicker Unveil New Rural Telehealth Proposal 7/14/16 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic 7/13/16 Senate Passes Schatz-Hatch Legislation to Improve Treatment for Chronic Pain and Find Alternatives to Opioids 7/13/16 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission- Urging Investigation into Commercial Use of Short-Term Lodging Rentals 7/13/16 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill 7/12/16 Heller Supports Bipartisan Bill To Create Tax Credit For Energy Storage 7/12/16 Schatz Statement on South China Sea Ruling 7/12/16 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report-- 7/12/16 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill 7/07/16 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education 7/07/16 Schatz, Blumenthal, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste 7/06/16 Letter to Margaret Chan, M.D., Director-General of the World Health Organization - Senate Effort to Press World Health Organization to Address Spread of Yellow Fever 7/01/16 Letter to The Honorable John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, and The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice - Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus 6/30/16 Senators Introduce Legislation to Restore Educational Opportunity for Incarcerated Americans 6/30/16 Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste 6/30/16 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Restore Export-Import Bank to Full Strength 6/29/16 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $16.7 Million for East-West Center 6/27/16 Honolulu Airport to Receive New CBP Staffing to Decrease Airport Wait Times, Improve Visitor Experience 6/27/16 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard 6/24/16 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency - Bipartisan Group of 39 Senators in Calling for a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017 6/24/16 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections 6/20/16 Schatz, Hatch, Tillis, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make it Easier for Researchers to Study the Medical Value of Marijuana 6/20/16 Schatz Renews Call For Action On Gun Violence As Senate Republicans Block Commonsense Gun Safety Regulations 6/20/16 Hatch Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Facilitate Research on the Medical Value of Marijuana 6/17/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit 6/16/16 Schatz Proposes Creation of World's Largest Marine Protected Area 6/15/16 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 6/14/16 Schatz Statement on Net Neutrality Ruling 6/10/16 Whitehouse, Schatz Slam Effort to Denounce Carbon Fee 6/10/16 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Murphy, Capito Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Urging Greater Focus on Access to Care, Reducing High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Patients with Chronic Diseases 6/10/16 Whitehouse, Schatz Slam Effort to Denounce Carbon Fee 6/09/16 Schatz Statement on NTIA's IANA Transition Report 6/09/16 Schatz Named to Bicameral Conference Committee on Zika Funding 6/09/16 Letter to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt- Preservation of Jewish Egyptian Heritage 6/09/16 Letter to President Barack Obama- Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children 6/09/16 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children 6/02/16 Schatz, Murkowski Renew Call For Full Benefits For Filipino WWII Veterans 6/02/16 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Senators Urge Administration to Take New Fossil Fuel Leases Off the Table in Offshore Drilling Plan

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