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Brian Schatz (D) Incumbent
HOT BUTTON ISSUES
ENERGY Schatz Statement on Keystone Pipeline Environmental Report – Friday, January 31, 2014: Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, issued the following statement regarding the State Department’s final supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline permit application:
“I am certain that encouraging the production of Canadian tar sands – some of the dirtiest oil in the world – is not in America’s national interest. As other agencies, Secretary Kerry, and ultimately President Obama review the environmental analysis, I would urge that they conclude that the environmental impacts of this pipeline are simply too high and reject the proposal. Climate change is the challenge of our generation and we need to be moving forward with policies to support clean energy, not backwards with dirty energy like the Keystone pipeline supports.”
HEALTHCARE ICYMI: Schatz Speaks on Senate Floor in Support of Affordable Care Act – Wednesday, September 18, 2013: Today, Senator Brian Schatz delivered a floor speech on the merits of the Affordable Care Act, its benefits in Hawai‘i, and the recklessness of some members of Congress who are holding the debt ceiling vote hostage over implementation of health care reform.
“I refuse to engage in the process of political and parliamentary gymnastics designed to score small, short-term wins at the expense of the American people and the economy,” said Senator Brian Schatz. “It has got to be pointed out that anyone who wants to grind the entire government to a halt over the implementation of this several years’ old law will cause harm to the economy, cause harm to their communities, because federal funding provides essential services and programs to constituents in every state, in every county, in every district. If improvements or changes need to be made, they can be done through the regular order- with hearings, serious discussions and bipartisan support.”
Colleen Hanabusa (D) Challenger
Is currently U.S. Representative in District 1 http://hanabusaforhawaii.com/ http://www.ontheissues.org/house/Colleen_Hanabusa.htm **