Senator Maria Cantwell's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Maria Cantwell
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Female
Family: Single
Birth Date: 10/13/1958
Birth Place: Indianapolis, IN
Home City: Edmonds, WA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Issue Category

76 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/07/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Yea
11/07/13 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
11/04/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Yea
4/25/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/12/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
Yea
1/22/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/26/12 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
Yea
12/18/10 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
10/22/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 29)
Yea
6/07/06 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (49 - 48)
Nay
7/14/04 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (48 - 50)
Nay
6/11/02 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 43)
Yea
3/24/94 H Amdt 491 Homosexuality Education Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 194)
Yea
9/29/93 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (295 - 133)
Nay
9/29/93 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 162)
Yea
6/30/93 H Amdt 188 DC's Domestic Partners Ordinance
Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 167)
Nay
2/04/93 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill
Resolution Passed - House (247 - 152)
Yea

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