March 5, 2021
New Senate Commerce Chair Cantwell cites pandemic response, challenges of digital age as key priorities
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on Thursday formally took the gavel as the first woman to chair the Senate Commerce Committee, proclaiming COVID-19 response, “information age” challenges including privacy and cybersecurity, and economic disparities as her top priorities.
“We live in an information age, and we just have to own up to it. To me it's better to prepare for that information age, so everything from privacy to broadband to AI to cybersecurity to STEM. I look forward to working with...