Maria (Maria) Cantwell (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.3441
FAX: 202.228.0514
District: 360.696.7838
Senator
Room 511 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4705

Residence: Edmonds, WA
Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 10/13/1958
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Co-ChairCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
FC MemberLewis and Clark Bicentennial Caucus
FC MemberSenate New Democrat Coalition
FC MemberSenate Caucus on WMD Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberSenate Women's Caucus on Burma
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
MemberSenate Committee on Indian Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
FC MemberSenate Cancer Coalition
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
FC MemberSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSenate Nuclear Waste Cleanup Caucus
FC MemberPotato Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Antisemitism
FC MemberSenate Defend Social Security Caucus
FC MemberSenate Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate Bike Caucus
FC MemberSenate Hunger Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberSenate Broadband Caucus
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
MemberJoint Committee on Taxation
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovations
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Space and Science
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime Freight, and Ports
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease

Bio

Maria Cantwell currently serves as a United States Senator for the State of Washington. As a respected leader - both in public service and in the private sector - Maria has always embraced the values she first learned growing up in a strong working-class family. With the help of Pell Grants, Maria was the first member of her family to graduate college. Later, a successful businesswoman in Washington's hi-tech industry, she helped build a company that created hundreds of high-paying jobs from the ground up.

Maria was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, 2006, 2012, and again in 2018, pledging to honor the hard work, aspirations and faith of the people of Washington state. She is working to create affordable opportunities for consumers, businesses and families, to make our nation more secure today, to foster innovation for tomorrow, and to stand with parents as they educate and care for their children.

Maria gets results. She cut taxes for the middle-class by ensuring that Washington taxpayers can deduct state and local taxes from their federal returns. She fought attempts by the Bush Administration to raise local electricity rates. When bankrupt Enron officials tried to charge Washington ratepayers for millions of dollars in undelivered electricity, Maria led the effort that successfully stopped them. Maria has protected countless jobs in Washington's aerospace industry by cracking down on foreign companies' unfair trade practices and has worked to create still more well-paying jobs through effective investments in new technology and valuable job training. Maria is leading efforts in the Senate to make America more energy independent. She has been a proud advocate for better educational opportunities for our children and less expensive, more accessible health care for our families. Maria continues to build new growth and strong partnerships, insisting on responsibility and making life more affordable for all of Washington 's families.