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  • WASHINGTON (June 24, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today strongly disagreed with the reported decision by the Commerce Department to allow the export of some ultra-light crude oil, otherwise known as condensates, as was first reported in the Wall Street Journal. The ban on crude oil exports was put in place by Congress in the... Read More
  • Legislation will support 50 million people receiving access to electricity for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN), along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Mike Johanns... Read More
  • Lawmaker introduced International Human Rights Defense Act with 24 Senators to affirm LGBT human rights is a U.S. foreign policy priority Washington (June 19, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, released the following statement today... Read More
  • Washington (June 18, 2014) —Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with seven Senate Democrats, to introduce legislation to restore overtime protections for low- and mid-wage salaried workers. The Restoring Overtime Pay... Read More
  • Lawmaker outlines years of inaction by traffic safety watchdog that led to deaths due to faulty ignition switch   Washington (June 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released a chronology of inaction by the federal government’s traffic safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),... Read More
  • Interior Dept., Governor Patrick today unveiled 742k acres for wind energy development  WASHINGTON (June 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Interior Department and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick that 742,000 acres would be made available to develop wind energy off the coast... Read More
  • Senator asked admin. to fight anti-consumer practice, has introduced legislation to protect U.S. industry from foreign fish fraud   WASHINGTON (June 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today praised the announcement by the Obama administration that they would develop a comprehensive program to fight illegal fishing, seafood... Read More
  •   (Washington, DC) – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joines Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to introduce the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, a bill that would protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence by preventing an individual subject to a temporary restraining order from purchasing or... Read More
  • Through multiple presidential administrations, law governing energy exports not followed, leaving government exposed to lawsuit; Consumer impact of natural gas exports runs in tens of billions   WASHINGTON (June 16, 2014) – Multiple presidential administrations stretching back to the Gerald Ford administration have failed to follow the... Read More
  • Documents indicate NRC was aware that Chinese personnel met unescorted access requirements   Washington (June 16, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today queried the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about a “job shadow” program with Westinghouse that placed... Read More
  • 24 Senators co-sponsor Markey bill to create position in Dept. of State to coordinate efforts to promote international LGBT human rights Boston (June 13, 2014) – As the nation celebrates National LBGT Pride Month, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign... Read More
  • Markey To Introduce Legislation On International LGBT Equality  Boston (June 13, 2014) As Massachusetts and rest of the nation celebrate June as national LGBT Pride month, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, will announce introduction of new... Read More
  • Lawmaker introduced bipartisan, bicameral ‘Do Not Track Kids Act’ to restrict targeted advertising to teens 15 and younger Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today raised serious concerns about Facebook’s change of policy that would allow the company to gather... Read More
  • “We have a sacred obligation to honor and care for our veterans for their bravery, service, and sacrifice. The problems at the VA are unacceptable, and they dishonor our veterans and their families that have sacrificed so much. We need full-scale reform of how the VA does business. Too many men and women are falling through the cracks. ... Read More
  • Senators Ask Secretary Foxx to Finalize Regulation Protecting Airline Passengers from Exposure to Secondhand Vapor Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today urged the Department of... Read More
  • Senator is author of Prescription Drug Labeling Promotion Act to ensure safe, independent access to prescriptions   Washington (June 9, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today praised steps taken by Walgreens pharmacies to make it easier for the blind and visually-impaired to access their prescriptions with its “Talking... Read More
  • GAO report finds shuttered USEC facility received hundreds of millions worth of uranium while ignoring laws and losing taxpayer money   WASHINGTON (June 9, 2014) – A new report by the Government Accountability Office finds that the Department of Energy did not follow the law and lost taxpayer money when it conducted several transfers of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) has included $100 million in funding for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line Extension Project in its Fiscal Year 2015... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey today applauded the announcement of $138,000,000 in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) awards to Community Development Entities (CDEs) in Massachusetts. Boston Community Capital Inc., Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation NE New Markets CDE II LLC, and AL... Read More
  • Washington (June 6, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the Equity in Law Enforcement Act of 2014, legislation that aims to expand the federal death benefits afforded to state and local law enforcement to include first responders who serve private institutions of higher education and... Read More