Maria Cantwell

Maria Cantwell

Senators Murray, Cantwell Hold Trump Accountable for Administration’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

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Politics
As millions of Americans mark and celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, Washington state Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) sent a letter to Trump outlining several ways the administration has undermined protections for LGBTQ Americans in his first months in office. ...
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Sens. Murray, Cantwell Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Legislation

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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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Cantwell Leads Call for Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence

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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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Sens. Murray, Cantwell Applaud Move to Protect Methow Valley from Mining for Next Two Years

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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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Murray, Booker Introduce Legislation to End Harmful, Fraudulent Anti-LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’

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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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Murray, Cantwell, DelBene Commend SSA for Ensuring Same-Sex Beneficiaries Not Penalized

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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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Senate: Murray Outlines Principles for Affordable, High-Quality Child Care

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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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Washington to Receive Federal Emergency Relief for Wildfires

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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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22 Senators Demand Protection for Bi-National Couples

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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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