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Sen. Brian Schatz

Sen. Brian Schatz

Democrat, Hawaii
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Office Phone: 202-224-4521
Committees:
Indian Affairs
Appropriations
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
11.5% of children are in poverty
13.4% of children under 6 are in poverty
5.8% of children are in extreme poverty
11.8% are food insecure
2.2% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Schatz on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored S.1242, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour over a period of seven years.

  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.

  • Schatz on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted against H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.337, the FAMILY Act, which would establish the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave and entitle individuals to a family and medical leave insurance payment for extended caregiving periods.

  • co-sponsored S.1804, the Medicare for All Act, which would establish a universal Medicare program.


  • co-sponsored S.2708, the Choose Medicare Act, which would create a public health care option through Medicare that would be available for purchase on the health care exchanges.

  • Schatz on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.774, the Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act, which would create a task force to report on best practices for trauma-informed care and modify a number of grant programs to incorporate trauma-informed care.

  • Schatz on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.


  • Schatz on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act, which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

  • co-sponsored S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban, which would criminalize the sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.

  • co-sponsored S.3304, the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, which would prohibit the publication of 3D printer plans for the printing of firearms.

  • Schatz on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • Schatz on Nutrition

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    Schatz on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.3286, the Children and Media Research Advancement Act, which would authorize the National Institutes of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents.

  • Schatz on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.1421, the Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to establish a new office to ensure compliance with anti-sex-discrimination laws.

  • co-sponsored S.2370, the STRIVE Act, which would increase funding for programs supporting early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators.

  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

  • co-sponsored S.3110, the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to establish a new office to ensure compliance with anti-sex-discrimination laws.

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