On issue after issue important to the people of Washington state, Senator Maria Cantwell has stood up for our values, while Michael Baumgartner supports extreme policies and a Tea Party agenda that is far, far outside the mainstream of our state. Here are just a few examples of some critical issues on which they differ.
|1. Woman's Right to Choose, Even if Raped||Support||Oppose|
|2. Stem Cell Research||Support||Oppose|
|3. ‘Voucherize’ Medicare||Oppose||Support|
|4. Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan||Oppose||Support|
|5. Defund Planned Parenthood||Oppose||Support|
|6. Privatize Social Security||Oppose||Support|
|7. New Washington Coast Oil Drilling||Oppose||Support|
|8. Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge||Oppose||Support|
|9. Growth Management Act/Endangered Species Act||Support||Oppose|
|10. Abolish Department of Education||Oppose||Support|
|11. Cuts to Pell Grants||Oppose||Support|
|12. DREAM Act||Support||Oppose|
|13. Marriage Equality For All Couples||Support||Oppose|
|14. Marijuana Legalization||Oppose||Support|
|15. Withdraw from World Trade Organization||Oppose||Support|
|16. Cost Savings in Affordable Care Act||Support||Oppose|
As one of the most beautiful states in the union–and one of the richest in natural resources–Washington has a special interest in energy and environmental policy. And Maria has fought hard to uphold the state’s conservation tradition, while also working to bring our energy policy into the 21st century.
Maria knows Washington’s business community – because, as an executive at an innovative software company, she was part of it. And as a Senator, she’s led the way in helping businesses large and small throughout Washington grow, thrive, and create jobs.
Maria has taken a leadership role on safety and security issues, including defending our borders, strengthening our military, cracking down on gangs, and taking on drug crime in Washington communities.
Middle-class families around Washington and across the country are facing tough times–and tough decisions about balancing the family checkbook each month. Maria has fought to strengthen the economic security of Washington families and cut taxes for middle-class families.