Madame Senators: Meet the 20 Women of the 113th Senate!
Senator Maria E. Cantwell (D-WA)
This Washington State Democrat was easily re-elected to her third term in the Senate with a platform that focused on jobs and the economy. Cantwell is a political veteran; she was elected to her state legislature at age 28 and moved up to the House of Representatives in 1992 before becoming a senator in 2001.
April 25, 2012 - Washington, DC, U.S. - Sen. MARIA CANTWELL, D-WA, questions witnesses during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee on reforming the federal tax code. (Credit Image: © Jay Mallin/ZUMAPRESS.com)