SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL
United States Senator Maria Cantwell serves the State of Washington, establishing a reputation for herself as a champion of progressive legislation in issue areas such as minority protection and climate change. As a strong immigration advocate, Senator Cantwell co-sponsored two bills to block former President Donald Trump’s Travel Ban in 2017. In 2021, she reintroduced the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants, better known as the NO BAN Act, in Congress to prevent future Muslim and travel bans through enhancing the Immigration and Nationality Act to forbid discrimination on the basis of religion, and restoring the separation of powers by ensuring any future travel bans are narrowly constructed and follow appropriate consultation with Congress.
Committees: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Indian Affairs, Committee on Finance, and Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship