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  • Washington (July 24, 2015) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles. enators Markey and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) this week introduce the Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, legislation... Read More
  • Lawmaker is Ranking Member of the Africa and Global Health Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington (July 23, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement about joining President... Read More
  • Washington (July 22, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the energy bill released today by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.   “I commend Senators Murkowski and Cantwell for their continued bipartisan commitment to addressing the energy challenges we face as a nation. While... Read More
  • Lawmakers ask HHS to explore co-prescribing naloxone with prescription opioid painkillers Washington (July 22, 2015) – In a letter sent today to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and eight members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation called on the agency to take action to support... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, July 22 – Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) co-sponsored a Senate bill with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to more than double the $7.25 an hour required under current law and close a loophole that has let employers pay tipped workers just $2.13 an hour. “It is a national disgrace that millions of full-time workers... Read More
  • Urge FCC to consider transparency, consumer consent, data security in upcoming rulemaking   Washington (July 22, 2015) – In light of the recent Open Internet order, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced it will initiate a rulemaking to protect the privacy of consumers who use broadband. In a letter sent today,... Read More
  • Nationally, methadone accounts for 2% of opioid pain prescriptions but 30% of opioid-related prescription drug overdose deaths   Washington (July 21, 2015) – In an effort to stem the tide of overdose deaths related to opiate abuse, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today was joined by seven Senate colleagues in calling on the Centers... Read More
  • Washington (July 21, 2015) – As both Congress and the federal government struggle to develop a strategy for the Internet of Things and responding to the increasing use of connected devices, including automobiles, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation... Read More
  • Washington (July 17, 2015) – Sergeant Thomas Sullivan of Springfield, Massachusetts and three other Marines were shot and killed yesterday in Chattanooga, Tennessee by a violent gunman. Three other individuals were wounded in the heinous attack.   “I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Sergeant Thomas Sullivan who was killed... Read More
  • "Mountaintop removal coal mining is one of the most destructive practices on earth. It threatens our environment and public health for coal that is increasingly being exported abroad where it will be burned to worsen global warming. The Interior Department’s proposed stream protection rule is an important step forward... Read More
  • Washington (July 14, 2015) – A new economic study released today by the Analysis Group on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) reports how the regional cap and trade program that includes nine states has generated $1.3 billion in economic value for the region and $460 million in savings for consumers... Read More
  •   Washington (July 14, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement about the Iran nuclear agreement.   “I commend Secretary Kerry, Secretary Moniz and the entire U.S. diplomatic team for their tireless and committed work at these historic... Read More
  • A group of eight United States senators today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requesting information about the agencies' efforts to facilitate and coordinate scientific research on medical marijuana. The letter... Read More
  • Senator Edward Markey, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and State Representative James Murphy are pleased to announce today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Town of Weymouth a new grant in the amount of $265,237. With this money, the Weymouth Fire Department will upgrade... Read More
  • Measure includes jail time, unlimited civil fines for concealing safety defects   WASHINGTON, DC -- Automotive industry executives who cover up or conceal the death and injury risks of defective vehicles or parts could face up five years in prison, under sweeping auto safety legislation filed in the Senate late today.   The measure,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – July 9, 2015 – Along with Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced today that the Fitchburg Fire Department has been awarded federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.   Fitchburg Fire Department will receive $409,091.00 to be... Read More
  • Democratic Caucus Joins Senator Ron Wyden in Introducing New Legislation to Modernize the Tax Code Reflecting the Supreme Court’s Favorable Marriage Equality Ruling   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, Senator Edward J. Markey, along with the full Senate Democratic Caucus today unveiled... Read More
  • Senators press Consumer Product Safety Commission, retailers after new report finds toxic chemical in crayons, toys   Washington (July 7, 2015) – A new report released today by the Environmental Working Group details the presence of asbestos in children’s products, including crayon sets and toy fingerprint kits that children and... Read More
  • Senator has introduced legislation to prevent prescription drug and heroin addiction, expand access to addiction treatment and recovery services   Washington (July 7, 2015) – New data out today from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that heroin use is increasing in almost every demographic of the country, including the... Read More
  • Washington (July 7, 2015) – With solar installation expected to double in the next two years, the White House today announced a series of new initiatives and investments to expand solar power to low and middle-income areas. There are now more than 20,000 megawatts of installed solar capacity in the United States, with more than 60 percent of... Read More