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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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Brian Schatz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schatz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (16%) Energy (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Native Americans (10%) Education (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Dec 2012 to Apr 2016, Schatz missed 53 of 1,081 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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