Sen. Brian Schatz

Senator from Hawaii, Democrat

Schatz, a Democrat, has been the senior senator from Hawaii since Dec 27, 2012 (next election in 2016).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Schatz has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schatz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Schatz for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Brian Schatz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schatz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Health (15%) Energy (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Education (12%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Native Americans (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Schatz’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Schatz’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Dec 2012 to Dec 2016, Schatz missed 53 of 1,174 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: