Sen. Maria Cantwell

Senator from Washington, Democrat

Cantwell, a Democrat, has been a senator from Washington since Jan 3, 2001 (next election in 2018).

She was previously the representative for Washington's 1st congressional district (1993-1994).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Cantwell has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cantwell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Maria Cantwell sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cantwell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Taxation (19%) Energy (8%) Native Americans (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Commerce (7%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cantwell’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to Apr 2016, Cantwell missed 29 of 4,853 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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