Sen. Cantwell’s Primary Election
Senator Cantwell won the state primary elections, and will be battling Susan Hutchinson in the November election. Please support her well deserved re-election! SeattleTimes.com
Opposing the Kavanaugh Nomination
Sen. Murray’s tweet: “Millions of parents, students, & teachers stood up for public education and opposed @BetsyDeVosED’s nomination—and we can so close to defeating her. Now is the time to make your voices heard and #StopKavanaugh”. Twitter.com She cited a New York Times article about his potential religious influence on schools: NYTimes.com.
Another Sen. Murray tweet: “For people and families across the country, there is so much at stake. We must be able to look at Judge Kavanaugh’s full record before moving forward with a hearing.” Twitter.com She retweeted the Senate Democrats’ tweet: “Republicans are concealing the vast majority of Judge Kavanaugh’s White House record from the public – and relying on Kavanaugh’s former deputy to screen his record instead of the National Archives!
Her tweet about this.
A week ago, Sen. Murray met with farmers in Ritzville, WA to see how Trump’s tariffs and trade wars were impacting them. Spokeman.com & Twitter.com ‘“The sales are off and pricing is off,” said Mark Powers, president of the Northwest Horticulture Council, With China closed, “some growers are saying they are not making the investments they were planning to make.”’ Her press release: Murray.Senate.gov.
This week, Sen Murray met with longshoremen in Vancouver who work the ports where so many of the state’s exports flow through. They are concerned about their family’s economic future due to Trump’s policies. Twitter.com
The Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sen. Cantwell’s tweet: “For the economy, sportsmen, wildlife, and our kids & grandkids, we must permanently reauthorize #LWCF. In Washington state alone, the outdoor recreation economy contributes over $26 billion in consumer spending and supports more than 201,000 direct jobs.” Twitter.com
Sen. Cantwell ran a rally in Seattle on Monday to fight for the fund.
This program has given our area Green Lake State Park, Gas Works Park, Discovery Park, and many more. Cantwell.Senate.gov
ICE and Family Separations
We want our senators to keep fighting to reunite families.
Sen. Murray’s tweet: “Reminder: There are still 539 children currently in federal custody after being separated from their parents at our southern border.
It’s shameful that President Trump & his administration are in more of a rush to confirm judges than to reunite the families they ripped apart.” Twitter.com
8/13/18 “Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, called for a hearing into the recent theft of a Horizon Air aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In her letter to Senate Commerce Committee leadership, Cantwell said that Congress must be informed of the use and effectiveness of current security protocols.” Cantwell.Senate.gov
Sen. Cantwell is doing her part in the state. She was on Orcas Island this week discussing the need for more affordable housing for the San Juans. Twitter.com