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Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, and Sen.

Murray, Cantwell back filibuster change to pass election bills; Crapo warns it would ‘destroy’ Senate

Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, and Sen.

January 13, 2022, 11:05am Latest News

A day after President Joe Biden called on Democrats to change Senate rules to pass sweeping election reform legislation, both of Washington's senators threw their support behind the effort Wednesday, while an Idaho Republican warned the proposed changes would "destroy" the Senate as it exists today. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., center, walks to a vote, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

‘A giant step’ for salmon: As dam-breaching debate rages, Cantwell quietly secures billions for fish recovery

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., center, walks to a vote, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

November 1, 2021, 7:48am Latest News

While the attention of Northwest salmon advocates has been focused on a renewed debate over the fate of the Lower Snake River dams, a Washington Democrat has quietly worked to secure an unprecedented investment in salmon recovery through two bills Congress appears poised to pass. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., questions former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington.

Cantwell, McMorris Rodgers in key roles as Congress looks to crack down on Facebook

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., questions former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington.

October 11, 2021, 8:33am Latest News

Last week was a decidedly bad one for Facebook, as the social media giant faced the dual crises of a server outage on Monday and a whistleblower detailing to senators a day later how the company has knowingly chosen profits over protecting children and curbing misinformation and hate, a charge… Read story

Washington, D.C., Roll Call

September 26, 2021, 6:05am Politics

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the week ending Sept. 24. Read story

The Interstate 5 bridge pictured from the air on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Bridges, rail, airports: What’s Washington’s cut of the Senate’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill?

The Interstate 5 bridge pictured from the air on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

August 11, 2021, 7:54am Latest News

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would funnel billions of dollars of federal cash to Washington state. Read story

Miguel Viveros Chavez, resident at Caples Terrace, left, chats with Sen. Maria Cantwell after speaking to members of the media about the federal debate over infrastructure at Caples Terrace in Vancouver on Wednesday morning.

Cantwell visits Vancouver to push affordable housing program

Miguel Viveros Chavez, resident at Caples Terrace, left, chats with Sen. Maria Cantwell after speaking to members of the media about the federal debate over infrastructure at Caples Terrace in Vancouver on Wednesday morning.

June 30, 2021, 8:00pm Business

Sen. Maria Cantwell visited Vancouver on Wednesday to advocate for increases to a federal program that encourages construction of affordable housing units. Read story

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires that have devastated towns, triggered massive evacuations and blanketed the West Coast in choking smoke. Today, officials want to sharply increase prescribed burns, with drought and global warming creating a sense of urgency.

Amid clamor to increase prescribed burns in Northwest, obstacles await

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires that have devastated towns, triggered massive evacuations and blanketed the West Coast in choking smoke. Today, officials want to sharply increase prescribed burns, with drought and global warming creating a sense of urgency.

June 23, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he was nuts. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Nick Brown, then-counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, takes questions at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state&#039;s two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black U.S. attorney in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice Department environmental lawyer and former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney&#039;s Office in Spokane, would be the first woman to run the shop there. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Pair of firsts recommended for Washington U.S. attorney posts

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Nick Brown, then-counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, takes questions at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state&#039;s two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black U.S. attorney in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice Department environmental lawyer and former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney&#039;s Office in Spokane, would be the first woman to run the shop there. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 26, 2021, 12:52pm Latest News

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington’s two U.S. attorney posts. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, and Sen.

‘Powerhouse duo’ of Washington Sens. Murray, Cantwell gain clout as Biden era begins

Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, and Sen.

January 19, 2021, 9:17am Latest News

With the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday, the transition away from the Trump era may bring a Mount Rainier-level elevation of clout for Washington state. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep.

Cantwell, Murray, Herrera Beutler safe amid Capitol chaos

Sen. Maria Cantwell, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep.

January 6, 2021, 2:13pm Clark County News

The delegation of lawmakers from Washington state who were at the Capitol when it was stormed by a pro-Trump mob are safe. Read story