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Schatz Statement On Senate Democrats’ Climate Committee’s Meeting With International Central Bank Leaders

October 17, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement after the committee met with senior officials from the central banks of the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Norway.

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Pro Athletes Impacted By Climate Change Set To Testify Before Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “The Fight to Save Winter: Pro Athletes for Climate Action” on Thursday, September 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The special committee, which is affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from professional athletes and learn how climate change impacts popular winter sports and outdoor recreation, in turn threatening jobs and harming the tourism industry.

“Climate change hurts our communities, our industries, and even our way of life. No one is spared,” said Chairman Schatz. “I look forward to hearing from professional athletes from across the country who are feeling the impacts of climate change and are ready to take action.”

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Republicans Who Support Climate Action Will Testify Before The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “The Right Thing To Do: Conservatives for Climate Action” on Thursday, July 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The special committee, which is affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from conservatives who are focused on climate action, and learn how they are working to decrease the partisanship surrounding this issue and find a collective path forward.

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Republicans Who Support Climate Action Will Testify Before The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “The Right Thing To Do: Conservatives for Climate Action” on Thursday, July 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The special committee, which is affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from conservatives who are focused on climate action, and learn how they are working to decrease the partisanship surrounding this issue and find a collective path forward.   

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Schatz Statement On Senate Democrats’ Climate Committee’s Meeting With Labor Leaders

July 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement after the committee met with labor leaders yesterday.

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WATCH LIVE: The First Hearing of the Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis where Mayors from Across the Country Discuss Climate Action at the Local Level

July 17, 2019

Right here at 1:00 p.m. ET: Watch the first hearing of the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis.

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Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis to Hold First Hearing, Mayors From Across The Country Will Discuss Climate Action At The Local Level

July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level” on Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00p.m. ET. The committee, a special committee affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from mayors of five U.S. cities. The mayors will discuss their cities’ efforts to cut carbon pollution and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. more...


Schatz, Udall, Senators Request Feedback from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Community Leaders on the Effects of Climate Change on Native Communities

July 10, 2019

Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chair of the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, and Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, along with U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), asked for input from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Community Leaders on the effects of climate change on their communities, seeking to foster a dialogue with Native communities on potential solutions and responses to this urgent threat. more...


Schatz Statement On Senate Democrats' Climate Committee Meeting With Utility Leaders

June 26, 2019

Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chairman of the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement following a meeting the committee held with leaders of utility companies from across the country. more...


Schatz Asks Silenced State Department Analyst To Testify Before Senate Democrats' Climate Committee

June 18, 2019

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, has invited Dr. Rod Schoonover, a senior intelligence analyst at the State Department, to testify before the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The invitation follows reports that revealed that Dr. Schoonover’s written testimony to the House Intelligence Committee was suppressed by the White House because it included climate science. more...


In Wake Of Senate Republicans’ Refusal To Take Action On Climate Crisis, Schumer Launches New Senate Democratic Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

March 27, 2019

In the wake of Senate Republicans’ refusal to take action on climate change and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) refusal to schedule or allow for a vote on the resolution to establish a bipartisan select committee on the climate crisis, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today established a new Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee—comprised of ten Democratic senators— will be tasked with investigating, holding hearings, and issuing findings on the economic and national security consequences of climate change and how acting on the climate crisis presents significant opportunities for jobs, public health, and the economy. More specifically, the committee will work with environmental, financial, and national security experts to find solutions for communities impacted by climate change and provide oversight on special interests that foster climate denial. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) will chair the committee, and members include Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), and Tina Smith (D-MN). more...

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