Senator Maria Cantwell's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - Jr, Democratic
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3/22/18 Letter to Mr. Kelly - Investigate Allegations Of Separation Of Children From Asylum-Seeking Parents At U.S. Border 12/06/17 Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn - Senators Blunt, Klobuchar, Young Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister on Adoptions 11/15/17 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service 10/04/17 Cantwell Applauds Committee Passage of Children's Health Insurance Bill 9/07/17 Cantwell Highlights Importance of Children's Health Insurance Program, Calls for Increased Innovation to Streamline Access 9/05/17 Letter to President Donald Trump - WA Delegation Condemn President Trump's Decision to End DACA; Call for Protecting Dreamers 9/05/17 DACA 7/21/17 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 5/30/17 Cantwell and Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Work to Reunite U.S. Families & Their Adopted Children 5/26/17 Letter to Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation 3/01/17 Letter to Admiral Paul Zukunft - Pushes for Expanded Family Leave in Coast Guard 2/10/17 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 12/22/16 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers 12/01/16 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 7/28/16 Speech by Democratic Women of the Senate at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention 7/18/16 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children 3/15/16 Washington Congressional Delegation Urges Continued Progress by DRC on Adoption Permits 2/04/16 Cantwell Introduces Bill to Help Working Families Save for Retirement 10/26/15 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 10/26/15 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions 6/26/15 Cantwell Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage 4/16/15 President Signs Permanent "Doc-Fix' Bill that Incorporates Cantwell-authored Reform 3/30/15 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 3/26/15 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 2/10/15 Letter to Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee - Hold Hearing on Sex Trafficking 1/30/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers 10/28/14 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 10/28/14 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 7/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC 5/06/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Nigerian Girl Abductions by Boko Haram 4/30/14 Senate Resolution 431 - Honoring Military Children During the National Month of the Military Child 4/18/14 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 8/29/13 Cantwell Applauds Announcement that IRS Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages 7/08/13 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality 6/26/13 Cantwell Statement on Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling 3/05/13 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights 3/01/13 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court 12/06/12 Cantwell Celebrates the Realization of Marriage Equality in WA State 10/18/12 Letter to His Excellency Raja Pervez Ashraf, Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan 6/15/12 Cantwell Statement on Obama Administration's Deferred Action Plan for Youth 5/09/12 Cantwell's Statement on President Obama's Support of Marriage Equality 9/23/11 Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act 12/13/10 Cantwell Hails Signing into Law of Child Nutrition Bill 6/21/10 Letter to President Colom 5/27/10 Letter to Senators Reid, McConnell, Durbin and Kyl 11/06/09 Letter Barack Obama, President of the United States - Child Abduction to Japan 1/15/09 Letter to Barack Obama, Presidential Candidate of the United States - Funding for Child Programs 11/14/07 Cantwell Praises Reauthorization of the Head Start Program 10/18/07 Cantwell Statement on Failed CHIP Veto Override 6/18/07 Letter to The Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Committee on Agriculture and The Honorable Saxby Chambliss, Ranking Republican Member

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