or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Maria Cantwell's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

Full Name: Maria Cantwell
Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - 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
Date Title
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Aug. 22, 2013 Letter to Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, Senate Finance Committee - Rural Hospitals
Aug. 2, 2013 Cantwell Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Construction of Affordable Housing
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy - Health Care Cost Savings
July 25, 2013 Cantwell, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Key Tribal Housing Bill
Feb. 28, 2013 Cantwell: May Oppose Obama Health Agency Nominee, Due to Delay of Cost-Saving Basic Health Program
Dec. 3, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Unemployment Insurance Programs
Sept. 17, 2012 Cantwell Calls on Congress to Act on Key Tax Credit Bill Before Adjourning
Sept. 11, 2012 Cantwell Votes to Move Forward on Bill to Help Veterans Land Jobs
May 15, 2012 Cantwell Encourages Qualified WA Veterans to Sign Up for New Job Training Program
Nov. 20, 2011 Fights to Keep Seattle Heating Support from Going to Other States
Nov. 19, 2011 Fights to Keep Spokane Heating Support from Going to Other States
June 22, 2011 Cantwell Applauds Start of High-Speed, Affordable Broadband Project in Pend Oreille County
April 15, 2011 Cantwell Applauds WA Grant to Improve Efficiency, Reduce Cost of Medicare & Medicaid
Jan. 19, 2011 Cantwell Announces $37.7M for Washington State Homelessness Programs
Dec. 17, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States Senate & The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate
Dec. 13, 2010 Cantwell Statement on Tax and Unemployment Insurance Legislation
Dec. 1, 2010 Cantwell Calls for Maintaining Unemployment Compensation
Nov. 23, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations
July 21, 2010 Cantwell Heralds Unemployment Benefits Extension
June 24, 2010 Cantwell Says Maintaining Safety Net Crucial in Tough Economic Times
March 10, 2010 Cantwell Hails Passage of Senate's Second Jobs Bill
Feb. 4, 2010 Cantwell Sponsors Legislation to Extend Medicaid Assistance
Feb. 10, 2009 Cantwell Secures 33 Weeks More Support for Washington State Workers and Families Struggling with Unemployment
Jan. 29, 2009 Cantwell Increases Safety Net for Washington State Workers and Families Struggling with Unemployment
March 10, 2008 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, the Honorable Dianne Feinstein and the Honorable Wayne Allard
March 10, 2008 Boxer Leads Call to Restore Bush Cuts to Urban Indian Health Programs
Dec. 18, 2007 Cantwell Urges Her Colleagues to Expand Access to Quality and Affordable Care for Nation's Children
Dec. 11, 2007 Obama, Hagel, Cantwell Introduce Bill to Fight Global Poverty
Nov. 28, 2007 Smith, Cantwell Work Together for Affordable Footwear
Nov. 14, 2007 Cantwell Praises Reauthorization of the Head Start Program
June 18, 2007 Letter to Senator Max Baucus, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee and Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee
June 18, 2007 Letter to The Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Committee on Agriculture and The Honorable Saxby Chambliss, Ranking Republican Member
May 21, 2007 Weekly Update
Feb. 28, 2007 Letter to The Honorable Kent Conrad, Chairman Senate Budget Committee and The Honorable Judd Gregg, Ranking Member Senate Budget Committee
Nov. 20, 2006 Weekly Update for Monday, November 20, 2006
June 21, 2006 Cantwell Backs National Minimum Wage Increase to Bring Country Closer to Washington State Standard
April 24, 2006 Senator Maria Cantwell's Weekly Update for Washington State
March 24, 2006 Cantwell Blasts Administration Failure to Deliver Home Heating Assistance to Washington State
March 16, 2006 Senators Call on Leavitt to Work with States on New Welfare Regulations
Feb. 14, 2005 Maria's Monday Memo
May 11, 2004 Jumpstart our Business Strength (JOBS) Act
May 6, 2004 Extension of Employment Benefits
May 5, 2004 Extension of Unemployment Benefits
May 5, 2004 Jumpstart our Business Strength (JOBS) Act
March 22, 2004 Maria's Monday Memo
Nov. 25, 2003 Unanimous Consent Request-S 1839
Nov. 24, 2003 Maria's Monday Memo
Back to top