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  • 41 lawmakers sign letter to FCC in wake of passage of provision in budget bill   Washington (November 17, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, today led a... Read More
  • Washington (November 16, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today.   “We should not close our hearts or our doors to the women, children and families that are fleeing the Middle East to escape war and the daily terror, violence and chaos it brings. America has always been a refuge for the... Read More
  • Boston (November 14, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Paris.  “Last night, evil struck at the people of Paris. As Americans and allies, we stand with them today,tomorrow and always. As the people of France have exemplified in the past, they will heal, they will... Read More
  • Boston (November 13, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) will be joined by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy for a tour of Greentown Labs in Somerville. They will then hold a press conference to discuss climate change impacts and clean energy solutions. As the nations of the world prepare to convene in... Read More
  • Provisions considered in House negotiations would undermine safety, transparency, accountability   Washington (November 13, 2015) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fl.) led a letter along with ten other Senators calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader... Read More
  • Markey previously called on FCC to take action to preserve the rights of cities and towns to build municipal broadband networks   Washington (November 12, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of... Read More
  • Washington (November 11, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement to commemorate Veteran’s Day.   “Today is a time to honor all those men and women who bravely put themselves in harm’s way so that we may enjoy the tremendous freedoms and personal liberties that make this nation... Read More
  • In a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Frieden, the Senators commend the Draft Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing   Washington, D.C. – As the prescription drug abuse epidemic continues to have devastating effects on individuals, families and communities across America, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ed... Read More
  • Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) requested information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on steps NHTSA plans to take to ensure that drivers of vehicles containing defective Takata airbags will be protected in case of Takata bankruptcy. In writing to NHTSA... Read More
  • Earlier Markey, Blumenthal query revealed consumers have little choice in set-top boxes, while set-top box rental market may be worth nearly $20 billion per year   Washington (November 9, 2015) – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D - Mass.) and seven Senators called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use its authority... Read More
  • Following VW emissions cheating scandal, automaker is offering car owners ‘goodwill package’ of $1,000 cash (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement on Volkswagen’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (November 6, 2015) Today, Senator Edward J. Markey, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Obama.   “The Keystone XL pipeline would have been like a giant straw running through America, transporting the dirtiest oil in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich(D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation to reform the nation's antiquated hardrock mining laws. The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 will ensure mining companies... Read More
  • Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans Without legislation, Social Security recipients, veterans face rare, zero cost-of-living increase in 2016 Bill would end tax subsidies for million-dollar corporate bonuses to give 70 million Americans emergency relief Fact Sheet (PDF)Bill... Read More
  • Washington (November 4, 2015) – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey and 10 of his Senate colleagues introduced the Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls (HANGUP) Act, which protects student loan and mortgage borrowers, veterans, farmers, taxpayers, and others from unwanted robocalls and texts. The HANGUP Act strikes Section 301 of the... Read More
  • Takata will be fined maximum $200million in penalties for concealing information about deadly safety defect in airbags   (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, issued the following statement today on the Consent Order issued by the... Read More
  • Washington, DC – With more than 80 major corporations now signed onto the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, a group of U.S. Senators is writing to the CEOs of those companies to applaud their commitment, but to also deliver an important message: don’t forget about Congress.   “All of the... Read More
  • (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered that VW SUVs contain ‘defeat device’ software to evade auto-emission rules:   “Volkswagen should be held accountable for... Read More
  • Senators Urge Interior Secretary Jewell to Use Existing Authority to Reform Federal Coal Program and End Coal Producers’ Fleecing of American Public   Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey joined Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined with six other... Read More
  • Washington (October 30, 2015) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the Senate voted to approve bipartisan budget legislation. Last night, Senator Markey spoke on the Senate floor about the bipartisan budget agreement.   “I am pleased that this budget will provide desperately needed relief... Read More