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Senator Cantwell makes keynote remarks on cybersecurity at TRIDEC luncheon

Cantwell focused her thoughts on Washington State leading the country in national security.

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Known on the hill as "Senator Freight", Senator Maria Cantwell graced the Tri-Cities with her presence today.

Senator Cantwell made keynote remarks at the TRIDEC luncheon this afternoon in Richland in front of many local organizations.

Cantwell focused her thoughts on Washington State leading the country in national security. She also explained her goal for doubling the cybersecurity budget, as the Tri-Cities plays a huge role in cutting edge development.

"Well the Tri-Cities is already leading in cybersecurity,” said Cantwell. “A lot of great work being done at the Pacific Northwest Laboratories is in cybersecurity. They're doing great work now and so we want the Secretary to know that and we want to make more investments in the Tri-Cities so they can help our nation with cybersecurity."

On a lighter note, Cantwell also mentioned she won't stop pushing until the nonstop flight from Pasco to Los Angeles becomes a reality.

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