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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Schatz for more statistics.
Brian Schatz sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
- Member, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- Senate Select Committee on Ethics
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%)
Some of Schatz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3122: REAL Act of 2016
- S. 3097: SelectUSA Authorization Act of 2016
- S. 3077: MEDS Act
- S. 3003: Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2016
- S. 2996: FAIR Energy Policy Act
- S. 2852: OPEN Government Data Act
- S.Res. 416: A resolution recognizing the contributions of Hawaii to the culinary heritage of the ...
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From Dec 2012 to Sep 2016, Schatz missed 53 of 1,161 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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