Maria Cantwell is in her second term as a U.S. Senator representing Washington state. Senator Cantwell previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993 and then in the United States House of Representatives from Washington's 1st Congressional District from 1993 to 1995, after which she worked as an executive for RealNetworks, an Internet streaming media delivery software and services company. Senator Cantwell currently serves as the Ranking Member on the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Cantwell is Washington's second female senator.