Washington (September 8, 2022) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“My deep condolences to the British royal family and the people of the United Kingdom on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. She demonstrated deep commitment to country over an astounding seven decades, was a champion of the US-UK special relationship, and spoke up for the need to tackle global challenges like the climate crisis with multilateralism and urgency. Our hearts are heavy for the innumerable people around the world who mourn her loss today.”