Maria Cantwell facts for kids
|Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee|
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Bill Nelson|
|Ranking Member of the Senate Energy Committee|
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Lisa Murkowski|
|Succeeded by||Joe Manchin|
|Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee|
February 12, 2014 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Mary Landrieu|
|Succeeded by||David Vitter|
|Chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee|
January 3, 2013 – February 12, 2014
|Preceded by||Daniel Akaka|
|Succeeded by||Jon Tester|
|United States Senator
January 3, 2001
Serving with Patty Murray
|Preceded by||Slade Gorton|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 1st district
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||John Miller|
|Succeeded by||Rick White|
|Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the Position 1, 44th legislative district
January 12, 1987 – January 11, 1993
|Preceded by||Jeanine Long|
|Succeeded by||Jeanine Long|
Maria Elaine Cantwell
October 13, 1958
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Education||Miami University (BA)|
Cantwell first served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993 and then in the United States House of Representatives from Washington's 1st congressional district from 1993 to 1995, after which she worked as an executive for RealNetworks. She is Washington's second female senator, after Patty Murray. She serves as the Ranking Member on the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
While Democrats were in the majority, Cantwell served as Chairwoman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship from 2014 to 2015 and Chairwoman of the Committee on Indian Affairs from 2013 to 2014.
Upon the February 2017 resignation of Jeff Sessions, Cantwell became the most senior junior Senator.
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