U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell

Congress starts trying to figure out how to set AI ‘rules of the road’

BY: - September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — The development of artificial intelligence presents far-reaching challenges for virtually every aspect of modern society, including campaigns, national security and journalism, members of a U.S. Senate panel said at a Tuesday hearing. Technology experts invited to testify at a hearing of the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Subcommittee of the Senate […]

Crop growers and Cantwell press for Washington state Farm Bill priorities

BY: - June 12, 2023

With work underway in Congress to draft a new version of a major agricultural policy law, Washington producers of crops like apples, cherries and potatoes, backed by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., are emphasizing the importance of programs to support farming research and expand overseas markets for U.S.-grown goods. But the latest negotiations to reauthorize the […]

Feds release plans for $2.6B in climate and fisheries spending

BY: - June 6, 2023

Washington state and Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest are positioned to score some of $2.6 billion for climate and fisheries programs the Biden administration unveiled on Tuesday. But how much of the money could eventually end up in this corner of the country isn’t yet clear. Part of the package is $390 million […]