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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, followed by Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, join other senators in a rush to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 11, 2014, for a procedural vote to advance the $585 billion defense bill. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, supports President Obama's plan to recategorize Native Hawaiians as an Indian tribe, thus allowing government-to-government relations. Opponents say tribes can only be recognized, not created. (associated press)

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Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, supports President Obama's plan to recategorize Native Hawaiians as an Indian tribe, thus allowing government-to-government relations. Opponents say tribes can only be recognized, not created. (associated press)

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FILE - This Dec. 27, 2012 file photo shows Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Barack Obama is endorsing Schatz in his primary race against Hawaii Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. That's according to a Democratic National Committee official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about it before Obama's announcement. .(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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A binder containing climate change talking points and information for Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, sits on a desk before a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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** FILE ** Hawaii's newest senator, Brian Schatz, who was the state's lieutenant governor, smiles as he talks with reporters on the apron after deplaning from Air Force One on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Mr. Schatz to the post a day earlier to replace the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (right) and Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz sign a petition supporting Native Hawaiian sovereignty in Honolulu in July 2012.

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Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (right) and Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz sign a petition supporting Native Hawaiian sovereignty in Honolulu in July 2012.

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This handout video frame grab image provided by C-SPAN2 shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left leading Hawaii's newest Sen. Brian Schatz, center, and retiring Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, walking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 27, 2012, where Vice President Joe Biden administered the Senate oath to Schatz. Schatz replaces Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii who died last week. Akaka is retiring and will be succeeded by Rep. Mazie Hirono who was elected in November. (AP Photo/C-SPAN2)

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Hawaii's newest senator, Brian Schatz, who was the state's lieutenant governor, smiles as he talks with reporters on the apron after deplaning from Air Force One on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Mr. Schatz to the post Wednesday to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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** FILE ** Hawaii's newest senator, Brian Schatz, who was the state's lieutenant governor, smiles as he talks with reporters on the apron after deplaning from Air Force One on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Mr. Schatz to the post a day earlier to replace the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz speaks the state Capitol in Honolulu on Wednesday, Dec. 26. 2012 after Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, announced he was appointing Schatz to fill the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Associated Press)

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Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz speaks the state Capitol in Honolulu on Wednesday, Dec. 26. 2012 after Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, announced he was appointing Schatz to fill the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Associated Press)

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Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz speaks the state Capitol in Honolulu on Wednesday, Dec. 26. 2012 after Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, announced he was appointing Schatz to fill the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Nov. 3, 2010 photo, a supporter congratulates then-Lt. governor-elect Brian Schatz, center, as his wife Linda looks on at the Neil Abercrombie-Brian Schatz Hawaii governor's post election party in Honolulu. Schatz was appointed by Gov. Abercrombie Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Nov. 3, 2010 photo, a supporter congratulates then-Lt. governor-elect Brian Schatz, center, as his wife Linda looks on at the Neil Abercrombie-Brian Schatz Hawaii governor's post election party in Honolulu. Schatz was appointed by Gov. Abercrombie Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Associated Press)