Help is on the way.

At least $1.7 billion is headed to Hawai‘i from this new COVID relief law. And those federal dollars will go to helping families who are hurting right now.

That means cash in the pockets of those who’ve lost their job or can’t make rent. New…

Introducing the Senate Democrats’ plan for building a clean economy for the American people

The climate crisis threatens our lives and livelihoods.

The evidence is clear: we must flatten the warming curve, and fast. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. National Climate Assessment, and other reports give us the scientific imperative for action.

Too much of the climate movement of the past…

This week, the Senate will vote on our amendment which would reverse the flow of lethal military equipment to local police departments.

The scene at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct / Carlos Gonzalez

During the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests, local police turned our communities into war zones.

We all saw the terrifying images that dominated our screens. Police in military gear storming our streets. Combat vehicles rumbling down our city blocks. Tear gas unleashed on our neighbors.

These brutal crackdowns —…

Self-responding online, by phone, or by mail is the most accurate way to be counted

The 2020 Census has begun. It represents one of the greatest undertakings of our country: a constitutionally mandated count of everyone living in the United States of America. However, in light of the public health…

The American experiment was a radical one. It imagined equal justice under the law. It imagined equal protection under the law. …

We introduced bipartisan legislation to expand telehealth services

Telehealth is the future of health care. And, right now, the future looks bright.

It’s bright for patients, who have easier access to care. It’s bright for health care providers, who can better meet the needs of their patients. It’s bright for public health, because it boosts our efforts at…

Senator Brian Schatz joins Senators Cory Booker and Chris Murphy in front of the Congressional Budget Office on June, 22, 2017. They were at the Office in search of the Senate Republican health care bill, which was drafted in secret and had not yet been released. [Photo credit: Senator Schatz’s office]

You would think that, for the past seven years, the only complaint people had about the Affordable Care Act is that it hurts wealthy people. They seem to be the only people who stand to gain with the Republican Senate health care plan — they get a giant tax break.

Photo by Erik Drost

What is the purpose of the Senate?

The authors of the Constitution laid the foundation of the Senate without really knowing what it would look like once it was standing. They knew it would rival and restrain the House of Representatives. After all, the Senate has a higher age requirement…

Credit: Blue Coat Photos

Today, the Senate will vote on an online privacy bill — and with the Republicans’ support, it will pass. As soon as it does, internet service providers will be able to collect your browsing data and sell it.

Right now, there is a single federal agency that has the authority…

Senator Brian Schatz

U.S. Senator from Hawaii

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