Brian Schatz is Hawaii’s senior United States Senator. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Schatz is committed to advancing Native priorities and honoring the federal trust responsibility to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
In addition to the Indian Affairs Committee, Senator Schatz serves on the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Foreign Relations Committee; and the Select Committee on Ethics. He also serves on the Senate Democratic Caucus’s leadership team as Chief Deputy Whip.
Prior to his service in Congress, Senator Schatz was Hawai‘i’s Lieutenant Governor and served for eight years in the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives.
Senator Schatz grew up in Honolulu, and received his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. He is married to Linda Schatz, an architect. They have a son and a daughter.