Senator Brian Schatz
U.S. Senator (D-HI)
United States Senate
About Hon. Brian Schatz

Senator Brian Schatz has dedicated his career to public service as a strong advocate for Hawai‘i’s middle-class families, a clean energy economy, seniors, our veterans, and Native Hawaiians.

As Hawai‘i’s senior United States Senator, Brian serves on four Senate Committees essential to the future of Hawai‘i: Appropriations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Indian Affairs. Senator Schatz also serves as Chair of Senate Democratic Special Committee on the Climate Crisis as well as Chief Deputy Whip, a leadership position that gives him a greater role in shaping policy and communications for Senate Democrats.

In the United States Senate, Schatz is working to create new clean energy jobs for Hawai‘i, strengthen the middle-class, enhance Social Security and Medicare, make college more affordable, support Native Hawaiian programs, and ensure our veterans receive the benefits they have earned.

Senator Schatz was raised in Hawai‘i, and graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is married to Linda Kwok Schatz, who is an architect. They have a son and daughter.

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