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January 9, 2015 at 6:21 AM

Cantwell, Murray seek to make sales-tax deductions permanent

Updated at 9:47 a.m. to add Harry Reid as co-sponsor: WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray are taking another stab to make sales-tax deductions a permanent part of the tax code. The two Washington Democrats, along with six seven colleagues, on Thursday evening introduced a bill seeking to end the frequent expirations — and subsequent renewals…

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January 8, 2015 at 9:22 AM

Maria Cantwell: Congress prematurely intervening in Keystone

WASHINGTON — President Obama has said he will veto it and it may not get built anytime soon even if approved. But the bill to greenlight the Canadian Keystone XL pipeline project passed out of a Senate committee Thursday as the first display of Republican legislative muscle in the 114th Congress. The vote was 13 to 9…

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November 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Maria Cantwell: Net neutrality should be “law of the land”

UPDATED AT 11:09 A.M. WITH EXCERPTS  of CANTWELL’S SPEECH: WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, one of  most vocal advocates in Congress for an open Internet, on Wednesday called on Congress to ensure that “net neutrality is the law of the land.” The Washington Democrat’s remarks on the Senate floor came after President Obama earlier this month waded into the…

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September 19, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Joe Biden expected in Seattle for Cantwell’s Senate fundraiser

Corrected on Sept. 22, 2014 UPDATED AT 3:06 p.m. with comment from Cantwell’s campaign: WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will attend a fundraiser in Seattle next month to benefit a new joint fundraising committee created by Sen. Maria Cantwell and three other female Democratic senators up for election this year. The Oct. 9 event will…

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September 18, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Cantwell offers bill to strip NFL’s nonprofit status

WASHINGTON — Making good on her threat Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill to deny tax-exempt status to sports leagues that allow its franchise teams to use the term “redskins.” Thursday’s bill follows the Washington Democrat’s earlier pledge to strip the National Football League of its nonprofit status over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s inaction so far…

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September 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Maria Cantwell threatens to strip NFL of nonprofit status

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on Tuesday said she plans to introduce a bill to strip the National Football League of its tax-exempt status over its refusal so far to force the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name. Speaking at a news conference at the Capitol as part of the “Change the…

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May 22, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Cantwell renews push for NFL ban on Redskins name

WASHINGTON — Seizing the racist flap involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as an impetus, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and 48 fellow Senate Democrats are asking the National Football League (NFL) to force a name change for the Washington Redskins. The letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes no direct reference to the…

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March 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Maria Cantwell introduces bill to refurbish aged Polar Sea icebreaker

WASHINGTON — More than a year after she rescued it from the scrap heap, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is trying to get the Polar Sea icebreaker refurbished and returned to service. Cantwell and fellow Democrat, Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, on Friday said they are introducing a bill to authorize the U.S. Coast Guard to…

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January 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell hoist Seahawks flag on Capitol

WASHINGTON — Seattle Seahawks blue and white flew briefly in the nation’s capital Wednesday, as Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray hoisted the “12th Man” flag on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The Washington Democrats were among fans participating in “Hawkitecture” by displaying the flag in front of various buildings. Murray and Cantwell held up…

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October 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Jack Lew warns of debt-ceiling fallout as Senators bicker

WASHINGTON — Republicans may be inching toward concessions to end the shutdown and to extend the federal borrowing limit. But the ideological chasm between the GOP and the Democratic Party was in full display Thursday during a Senate hearing over the approaching deadline over the debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew pushed back against suggestions by Republican…

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