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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cantwell for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Maria Cantwell sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cantwell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (23%) Taxation (20%) Energy (8%) Native Americans (7%) Commerce (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cantwell’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 29, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 26: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015
Jan 8, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Dec 2016, Cantwell missed 29 of 4,943 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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