Brian Schatz

Brian Schatz

United States Senator from Hawaii. Dad.

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Just got an update on the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. Hawaii went from less than 10 percent energy to 35 percent clean energy with a Renewable Portfolio Standard. And the price went down.

The thing about the former President making a statement is who cares we need to deploy the vaccines more aggressively.

This is absolutely disgusting and worrisome and we need to stand in solidarity against racism and racist violence.

COVID RELIEF is the main thing. Sorry I couldn't figure out a hilarious or provocative way to say this.

@Tzipshmil  Yes and the house is passing their bill next week, and we are writing our bill over the next couple of weeks, with a hard deadline of mid march. We are on track.

It would be fascinating and informative if the media would cover 1) the biggest investment in native communities in American history, 2) a policy that may cut child poverty in half, or 3) big new money for vaccines. It's all in a bill expected to pass the House next week.

@Chronoexpert39  It takes a certain amount of time for professional staff to draft a 1.9 trillion dollar spending bill responsibly, and with minimal errors. But yes we feel the sense of urgency and would like to accelerate as much as possible.

Today I have discarded more than a few tweets, and I feel some pride in that.

Climate change is going to create increasingly scary and frequent storms. The good news is that climate action is cheaper than the corrupt status quo, and it creates a better economy too.


Republicans are refusing to pass a bill that has - free coronavirus testing - paid emergency medical leave - extended unemployment insurance - food assistance - help for health care workers. Call their offices, tell them to get their shit together and do it. Thanks.

One good thing about Joe Biden is he doesn’t owe anyone 421 million dollars.

The Capitol Police leadership turned down backup. My blood is boiling.

McConnell is threatening to filibuster the Organizing Resolution which allows Democrats to assume the committee Chair positions. It’s an absolutely unprecedented, wacky, counterproductive request. We won the Senate. We get the gavels.

For the media. We need you to step up and describe what is happening to our country. Use the words. “Authoritarian.” “Unlawful.” “Autocratic” “Illegal.” It’s not “dramatic” or “trumpian.” Or “risky.” This isn’t a show.

Some of the same people who voted no on impeachment, saying that the remedy for malfeasance is an election, are now saying the remedy for the election is malfeasance.

If someone who tried to overthrow the government invoked my name on the Senate Floor as he rifled through my papers, saying I was “cool with it,” I would put out a statement.

"I just want to find 11,780 votes" is cheating. We don't have to pretend it was "highly improper," or "extraordinary," or some other damned euphemistic nonsense.