Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

U.S. Senator (since January 2001)


Small business weekly: Obamacare’s employer deadlines change once again

(Daniel Acker / Bloomberg)

A review of the biggest small-business and start-up news from the past week.


Local lawmakers don’t back formal action on Redskins name change

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

They support a name change but say the decision is best left to the franchise’s owners.

Senators conclude all-night climate change talkathon

Democrats spend about 15 hours talking about the issue, but not actually debating any legislation.


EPA takes step toward restricting Pebble Mine project on Alaska’s Bristol Bay

The agency’s move is a victory for opponents of a massive proposed copper and gold mine on Bristol Bay.

Lawmakers say Redskins should change name without congressional strong arm

While several local members of Congress say they support a name change, it does not appear that there is currently enough political support for action.