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Maria Cantwell's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Move to Slash Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Democrats Say Action "Short-Sighted," Will Make it Harder to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies
May 30, 2017 Cantwell and Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Work to Reunite U.S. Families & Their Adopted Children
May 26, 2017 Letter to Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation
March 1, 2017 Letter to Admiral Paul Zukunft - Pushes for Expanded Family Leave in Coast Guard
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Provide an Immediate and Detailed Explanation for Why the Resource Website for the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Has Disappeared
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Call for Passage of Foster Care Reforms
July 28, 2016 Speech by Democratic Women of the Senate at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
March 15, 2016 Washington Congressional Delegation Urges Continued Progress by DRC on Adoption Permits
Feb. 4, 2016 Cantwell Introduces Bill to Help Working Families Save for Retirement
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
June 26, 2015 Cantwell Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage
April 16, 2015 President Signs Permanent "Doc-Fix' Bill that Incorporates Cantwell-authored Reform
March 30, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human - Expanding Louisiana Preschools
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
Feb. 10, 2015 Letter to Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee - Hold Hearing on Sex Trafficking
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
May 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Nigerian Girl Abductions by Boko Haram
April 30, 2014 Senate Resolution 431 - Honoring Military Children During the National Month of the Military Child
April 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
Aug. 29, 2013 Cantwell Applauds Announcement that IRS Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
June 26, 2013 Cantwell Statement on Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Dec. 6, 2012 Cantwell Celebrates the Realization of Marriage Equality in WA State
Oct. 18, 2012 Letter to His Excellency Raja Pervez Ashraf, Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
June 15, 2012 Cantwell Statement on Obama Administration's Deferred Action Plan for Youth
May 9, 2012 Cantwell's Statement on President Obama's Support of Marriage Equality
Sept. 23, 2011 Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act
Dec. 13, 2010 Cantwell Hails Signing into Law of Child Nutrition Bill
June 21, 2010 Letter to President Colom
May 27, 2010 Letter to Senators Reid, McConnell, Durbin and Kyl
Nov. 6, 2009 Letter Barack Obama, President of the United States - Child Abduction to Japan
Jan. 15, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, Presidential Candidate of the United States - Funding for Child Programs
Nov. 14, 2007 Cantwell Praises Reauthorization of the Head Start Program
Oct. 18, 2007 Cantwell Statement on Failed CHIP Veto Override
June 18, 2007 Letter to The Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Committee on Agriculture and The Honorable Saxby Chambliss, Ranking Republican Member
May 16, 2007 Supporting the Goals and Ideals of a national Children and Families Day
Nov. 30, 2006 Thursday November 30 is National Meth Awareness Day
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