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  •   Washington (April 17, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) criticized new federal “fast-track” legislation that would allow the Obama administration to obtain expedited congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.   “We should not hand over... Read More
  • Lawmaker calls on FDA to ban marketing of e-cigarettes to children   Washington (April 16, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new data today that reveals that the use of the e-cigarette among middle-... Read More
  • Washington (April 16, 2015) – Today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation to level the playing field for visual artists in the United States by establishing copyright protections for their intellectual property.    “Our quality of life... Read More
  • Push for New Offshore Drilling Ignores Risks WASHINGTON, DC-- At an event on Capitol Hill today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), joined offshore drilling experts, scientists and affected locals to highlight the lingering effects of the Gulf oil spill and the looming risks posed by a lack of new safety regulations, plans for new offshore... Read More
  • Washington (April 15, 2015) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today introduced the bipartisan Equity in Law Enforcement Act of 2015, which aims to expand the federal death benefits afforded to state and local law enforcement to include first... Read More
  •   Washington (April 15, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement on One Boston Day and the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Senator Markey will join with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today at 2:49 PM on the U.S. Senate floor to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims... Read More
  • Trio of bills address safety of spent fuel storage and decommissioning plans   Washington (April 15, 2015) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reintroduced three bills today aimed at improving the safety and security of decommissioning reactors and the storage of spent nuclear fuel... Read More
  • Washington (April 14, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.   “I applaud Chairman Corker and Ranking Member Cardin for working together to produce the bipartisan legislation considered today. It provides a... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (April 13, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding the Department of Interior’s proposed regulations to improve the performance of blowout preventers used in offshore oil and gas drilling operations. The failure of the blowout preventer during the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico spill was... Read More
  •   Washington (April 13, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today praised Medford, Massachusetts Mayor Michael J. McGlynn after he announced he would not seek reelection. Senator Markey and Mayor McGlynn partnered together on countless initiatives over the course of 34 years.   “Mayor McGlynn is a legendary leader and a... Read More
  • Boston (April 10, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after news that U.S. Army Specialist John M. Dawson of Whitinsville, Massachusetts died in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.   “I was deeply saddened to hear that Specialist John M. Dawson was killed in action... Read More
  • Boston (April 8, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the verdict was read in the Boston Marathon bombing case.   “Today my thoughts are with the families and loved ones of Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, and Officer Sean Collier. From them and all those whose lives... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Edward Markey (D-MA) led a group of 16 Senators in a letter urging for increased funding for critical prescription drug abuse prevention, treatment and research programs at the Department of Health and Human Services. In the letter to U.S. Senate appropriators, the... Read More
  • Washington (April 2, 2015) – United States Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), ranking member of the Africa and Global Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on the outcome of the Nigerian presidential election.   “These elections are a victory for the Nigerian people, who went to the polls by the millions to cast... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015) -- Today the United States released its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) for the international climate summit that will occur in Paris at the end of this year. The U.S. target is a 26-28 percent reduction in carbon pollution below 2005 levels by 2025, as President Obama announced in China in... Read More
  • Lawmaker sends letters to determine awareness, monitoring and reporting of asbestos hazards in schools   Washington (March 31, 2015) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) today sent letters to governors of all 50 states inquiring about implementation of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA),... Read More
  • 200,000 Massachusetts low-income households rely on home energy assistance program Boston (March 30, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined 37 Senators in a bipartisan call to Appropriations Committee leadership for increased funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is the main federal program... Read More
  • Text of the Delegation's Letter is Available Here WASHINGTON, DC - The Massachusetts Congressional delegation today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to approve Governor Charlie Baker's request for federal disaster assistance following the severe winter storms that have caused historic snowfall accumulations in the Commonwealth this... Read More
  • Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and 19 Senators wrote a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, urging him to move to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order announced by President Obama last summer. The executive order would ensure... Read More
  • Washington (March 27, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced he will not run for reelection.   “Harry Reid is one of the greatest Democratic leaders in Senate history. Every day he steps out on to the Senate floor, he fights with... Read More