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Maria Cantwell's Public Statements on Issue: Indigenous Peoples

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
May 22, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League - Regarding Changing the Name of the Washington Redskins
May 22, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League - Name of the Washington, DC Football Team
May 22, 2014 Letter to the NFL
May 5, 2014 Cantwell Statement on the Passing of Billy Frank Jr.
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner, National Football League - Time to Change Name of Washington Team
Nov. 20, 2013 Resolutions Submitted Today
Nov. 14, 2013 Sequestration Cuts Deeply into Indian Country
July 31, 2013 Reauthorization of Critical Housing Bill Tops Indian Affairs Committee Hearing
July 25, 2013 Cantwell, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Key Tribal Housing Bill
June 12, 2013 Indian Affairs Committee Examines Re-Nomination of Indian Health Service Director
May 22, 2013 Senate Passes Cantwell Amendment to Include Tribes in Soil and Water Conservation Programs
May 15, 2013 At First Indian Affairs Hearing, Interior Secretary Affirms Commitment to Uphold Trust Responsibility to Tribes
May 8, 2013 Chairwoman Cantwell Holds Hearing on Tribal Resources Legislation
April 24, 2013 At Hearing, Chairwoman Cantwell Urges Investment in Key Tribal Programs
April 11, 2013 Cantwell Congratulates Quintal Leader for Being Named "Champion of Change' by White House
April 10, 2013 First Indian Affairs Hearing of 113th Congress Focuses on Need to Reauthorize Tribal Housing Bill
April 10, 2013 Executive Session
March 20, 2013 Cantwell Welcomes Tribal Leaders to Senate Roundtable on Growing Jobs and Opportunities in Indian Country
Feb. 26, 2013 Cantwell, Barrasso Formally Elected During First Indian Affairs Committee Meeting of New Congress
Feb. 14, 2013 Cantwell in State of Indian Nations Response: "Let's Start Off 2013 with Much Hope for the Future'
Feb. 14, 2013 Cantwell's Remarks: Congressional Response to the National Congress of American Indians' State of Indian Nations Address
Feb. 11, 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Feb. 7, 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013-Continued
Jan. 11, 2013 Cantwell Selected as Chair of the Indian Affairs Committee
Dec. 18, 2012 Cantwell, Democratic Senate Women Urge Passage of Violence Against Women Act
Dec. 12, 2012 Cantwell Statement on Proposed Committee Assignments for 113th Congress
Feb. 27, 2012 President Signs into Law Cantwell-Backed Bill to Move Quileute Tribe Out of Tsunami Zone
Feb. 13, 2012 Providing the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection
Sept. 23, 2011 Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act
July 28, 2011 Key Committee Approves Cantwell Bill to Move Quileute Tribe out of Tsunami Zone
April 14, 2011 Key Agency Backs Cantwell Bill to Move Quileute Tribe out of Tsunami Zone
Dec. 14, 2010 Cantwell, Murray Legislation to Relocate Hoh Indian Tribe Passes House, Will Be Signed into Law
Dec. 14, 2010 Senator Patty Murray-It Gets Better
Sept. 30, 2010 Senators Murray, Cantwell Applaud Passage of Legislation to Relocate the Hoh Indian Tribe
Sept. 30, 2010 Senators Cantwell, Murray Applaud Passage of Legislation to Relocate the Hoh Indian Tribe
Oct. 7, 2009 Cantwell Applauds Inclusion of Native American Apology Amendment
Aug. 6, 2009 Committee Passes Murray-Cantwell Bill To Help The Hoh Tribe Move Out Of Flood Plains
April 2, 2009 Cantwell: It Is Our Trust Responsibility to Help the Hoh Tribe Move To Higher Ground
Feb. 23, 2009 Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act
Jan. 16, 2009 Cantwell Presses Interior Nominee Salazar for Tougher Protection of Washington State Parks and Waterways
Jan. 9, 2009 Letter To President-Elect Barack Obama
Sept. 29, 2008 Senate Moves to Provide Providing Safe Homes on American Indian
May 23, 2008 Cantwell Praises Bill Providing Safe Homes as a Foundation for Success on Reservations Across The Country
March 10, 2008 Boxer Leads Call to Restore Bush Cuts to Urban Indian Health Programs
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
Sept. 10, 2007 Cantwell Statement on Whale Killing
Oct. 25, 2005 Cantwell Legislation to Complete Port of Tacoma Expansion Agreement Passes Senate
Sept. 21, 2004 National Museum of the American Indian
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Tribes
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