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United States Senator Maria Cantwell
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Maria Cantwell


Honoring America's Veterans

This Veterans Day, we celebrate and honor the men and women who have served and fought to keep us safe and our nation strong.

Every day, America's soldiers stand up and put their lives on the line for our country's most enduring values. As a nation, we have a distinct and important responsibility to make sure service members, veterans, and their families receive the benefits and recognition they have earned and so greatly deserve.

In Iraq, in Afghanistan, and across the globe, men and women in uniform fight and endure today. I will never forget what they have given up to defend our nation. Like those from generations past, our soldiers today lead this nation with courage in the face of daunting challenges.

On this important day, we thank America ’s military personnel and their families. We must never forget those who have given their lives so that we may live in freedom.  Their strength and dedication honors this nation and inspires its people.

Energy Independence

American consumers, businesses, and farmers demand leadership vision for our nation's energy future. We must develop an aggressive, innovative strategy to lead the way toward energy independence. Please read more about Maria's most recent efforts to improve fuel economy, ban gas price gouging, increase transparency in oil and gas markets, invest in alternative fuel infrastructure, and deliver a comprehensive energy independence plan. Learn more here.

Maria is working to expand the use of locally produced biofuels through aggressive incentives.  To jump start your alternative fuel project or find an ethanol or biodiesel station near you, please see her Guide to Federal Biofuels Incentives

Latest News

11/10/2006 Cantwell Leads Delegation to China to Promote Export of Washington Clean Energy Technologies
11/07/2006 Cantwell Statement on Flooding in Washington State
11/01/2006 Cantwell Helps Broker FCC-Approved Deal to Keep Local High School Radio Stations on Air
10/31/2006 Cantwell Hails ASARCO Superfund Cleanup Deal, Continues Push to Hold Corporate Polluters Accountable
10/31/2006 National Meth Awareness Day Set for November 30
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Improving Education

Every American ought to have the opportunity to get the best education in the world. We need to invest in our future and help make college affordable for families and students across our country. Click here to read about Maria’s efforts to make affordable higher education a reality for all Americans.  Maria’s legislation would improve incentives for families saving for college, boost the tax benefits for Americans facing skyrocketing tuition, and increase the Pell Grant rate for America’s college students.