Maria Cantwell

Maria Cantwell

Equality Act of 2017
Politics
The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. ...
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Hate violence is not new in America, but recent data shows that the problem has deepened. According to the FBI, there were 5,580 hate-related crimes in the United States in 2015. Further, 2016 saw a record 139 violent acts perpetrated against mosques. ...
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Winthrop, Washington in Methow Valley
Local
The Bureau of Land Management is taking a critical step toward protecting the Methow Headwaters in North Central Washington by issuing a segregation notice to make 340,000 acres off-limits to mining for two years. ...
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Health Politics
Sens. Patty Murray, Cory Booker and 16 of their Democratic colleagues introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, legislation to classify “conversion therapy” as a fraudulent practice. ...
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The Social Security Administration has adopted a streamlined waiver process to address errors in SSA’s treatment of SSI beneficiaries in same-sex marriages. ...
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Politics
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued a “Call to Action” on the need for affordable, accessible, and high-quality child care in America. ...
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AP Photo
Local Politics Top News
Obama's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts with the purpose of alleviating hardship and suffering in Washington. ...
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Photo: SEIU International
Local Politics Top News
An estimated 36,000 bi-national LGBT couples were forced to live in fear because DOMA prohibited them from sponsoring their spouses for green cards. ...
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