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  • BOSTON (November 19, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today condemned the November 18th Jerusalem synagogue attack that took the lives of four innocent people of faith, including three American citizens.  “We mourn with the family and community of all the victims, including Rabbi Moshe Twersky, one of Boston’s own,... Read More
  • Hospitals can voluntarily seek hub designation to provide specialized & isolated care for Ebola patients; legislation responds to limitations on current available beds & ensures U.S. hospitals are prepared for next outbreak   WASHINGTON (November 19, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today... Read More
  • Senator votes against Keystone approval, calls for renewal of clean energy tax extenders WASHINGTON (November, 18, 2014) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) released the following statement after the Senate debate and vote on legislation to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Markey has been outspoken in his opposition to the... Read More
  •   WASHINGTON (November 18, 2014) – U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today released the following statement after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is urging 10 major automakers to expand recalls of vehicles to national campaigns for driver-side airbags.... Read More
  • NHTSA should require all companies to do the same, notify all customers   WASHINGTON (November 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who has called for a nationwide recall of the deadly, defective Takata airbags, today released the following statement regarding Honda’s unpublicized plan to allow customers nationwide to... Read More
  • Senator is co-author of program that connects schools and libraries to Internet   Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today applauded the announcement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it plans to increase the... Read More
  • Lawmaker has conducted multi-year investigation of law enforcement requests for mobile phone data Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who initiated the first-ever Congressional inquiry into U.S. law enforcement’s request for Americans’ mobile phone information, queried the Department of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (November 14, 2014) – Speaking at a press conference in Myanmar, President Obama earlier today put forward the idea that the Keystone XL pipeline is merely an export pipeline for Canadian oil. The president said, “Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (November 14, 2014) – Responding to reports that President Obama would be announcing the commitment of $3 billion over 4 years to the Green Climate Fund that helps poor countries respond to the impacts of climate change, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement. Sen. Markey is Chairman of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey today introduced a Senate resolution honoring the life of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. A PDF copy of the resolution is available here, and the full text is below: Title: Honoring the life of Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1993 to... Read More
  • Days after historic U.S.-China climate pact, Congress shouldn’t approve export of dirtiest oil   WASHINGTON (November 13, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the chair of the U.S. Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse, today released the following statement regarding... Read More
  • Senator plans to release findings from investigation of automotive industry privacy and security practices   Washington, D.C. (November 13, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. (November 12, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today sent a letter urging President Obama to review and reform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) safety mission when nominating its new Administrator. In the letter, the Senators... Read More
  • Ambitious near-term pollution reductions show promise for international progress on climate change   WASHINGTON (November 11, 2014) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping tonight announced significant near-term pollution cuts that will help the two largest emitters in the world chart a path to the deep reductions... Read More
  • Washington, DC (November 11, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement commemorating Veterans Day.   “Massachusetts is the Bay State, but we are also the Brave State.  But being first in freedom is not enough if we don’t put our veterans, their families, and the families of the fallen... Read More
  • Senator led first calls for regulatory move backed by president today WASHINGTON (November 10, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today praised President Barack Obama for backing Internet freedom by endorsing the idea to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. In July, Senator Markey led the call to make such a move,... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) & Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation of Takata after reports surfaced that in 2004, the Japanese company destroyed airbags and data from test results that had raised red flags for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (November 2, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the chair of the U.S. Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse and Chairman of the Foreign Relations subcommittee with jurisdiction over global climate and energy issues, today released the following statement regarding the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate... Read More
  • BOSTON (October 30, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement about the passing of beloved Boston Mayor Tom Menino:   “In every neighborhood across this city, Boston will mourn today after losing this great mayor, but we will fill that void with the love and respect we have for the life and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (October 30, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding the report released today by the Energy Information Administration titled “What Drives U.S. Gasoline Prices?”   Senator Markey said: “Today’s EIA report does not address the impact of undoing the oil... Read More