Senator Murray’s aide, Christine Nhan, was not available to meet with us today. Typically, we meet with both senators’ legislative aides jointly.
Senator Cantwell’s aide, Casey Duff, reviewed for us the committees that Senator Cantwell sits on. She is Chair of the Commerce Committee and is on the State, Local, and Tribal Governments Committee. Being Chair of the Commerce Committee is a boon to Washington State, as many of the issues overseen by this committee affect the state, such as NOAA, fisheries, port regulation, and aviation.
Of high priority to Senator Cantwell is increasing access to Rural Broadband, which falls under the auspices of the Commerce Committee. It is extremely important during the pandemic as we increasingly rely on internet communications for work and school.
Impeachment of Donald Trump: We thanked Senator Cantwell for her vote to impeach.
Covid relief – Cantwell’s priorities: