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  • WASHINGTON (June 5, 2014) – At a Senate Foreign Relations hearing today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation to help Ukraine become more energy independent by boosting the country’s woeful energy efficiency and provide technical assistance to extract domestic natural gas. The bill, the Ukrainian Independence from... Read More
  • WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) called on French President François Hollande to cancel the delivery of two French warships to the Russian Navy and cease future construction of these types... Read More
  • WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today urged National Rifle Association (NRA) President James Porter to denounce threats of violence against firearms dealers who have attempted to sell smart gun technology. Activists in California and Maryland have worked to prevent the sale of smart guns... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (June 2, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the co-author of the only comprehensive climate change bill to pass a chamber of Congress, today released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s release of new rules to cut heat-trapping carbon pollution from America’s existing power... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (May 29, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today commended the Department of Energy for following his calls to further study the economic and other effects of large-scale exports of American natural gas. Senator Markey is the chairman of the Foreign Relations subcommittee that handles international energy issues, leads the... Read More
  • Traveled to Rome with international legislators pushing for climate action   WASHINGTON (May 29, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) met with Pope Francis and high-level Vatican leaders to discuss the importance to act on climate change and to encourage the Catholic Church to continue to use their moral authority to elevate the... Read More
  • More than $4 million in funding for numerous projects throughout Commonwealth Washington (May 28, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Joseph P. Kennedy, William Keating, Niki Tsongas, Michael Capuano, Richard E. Neal, and John Tierney today applauded the Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA)... Read More
  •   Washington (May 26, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement commemorating Memorial Day.   “We are a commonwealth and country grateful for the men and women who have defended us and made our nation safer and stronger. We have a sacred obligation to honor and care for our servicemen and... Read More
  • Lawmaker introduced legislation with Sens. Boxer & Sanders to move spent nuclear fuel into safer dray cask storage   Washington (May 27, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today published its... Read More
  • MARKEY, BLUMENTHAL, NELSON INTRODUCE BILL TO ELIMINATE CAP ON MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CIVIL FINE DOT CAN LEVY ON AUTOMAKERS (Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced the Automaker Accountability Act of 2014, a bill that would eliminate the cap on the... Read More
  • In largest Congressional call to action, letter urges NFL to seize opportunity to remove ‘racial slur’   Senators: ‘Now is the time for the NFL to act’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty U.S. Senators called on the National Football League (NFL) to formally endorse a name change of the Washington franchise, in... Read More
  • Lawmakers originally wrote in February to President Obama, who included funds in his FY2015 budget Washington (May 21, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) today introduced bicameral legislation to fund research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on gun violence prevention and... Read More
  • Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will be holding a press conference Wednesday, May 19 to announce new legislation to address gun violence. The lawmakers will be joined by victim advocates, medical and health professionals and others to call for more research into firearm safety.  WHO: Senator Markey... Read More
  • Washington (May 19, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), principal House author of the 1992 Cable Act and a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after AT&T announced its intention to acquire DirecTV.  “Promoting consumer choice was at the heart of my efforts as... Read More
  •   Washington, D.C. -- The Co-Chairs of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), today announced that they will join other leading members of the House and Senate at a “Wake up Congress for... Read More
  • Washington (May 16, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement commemorating tomorrow’s ten-year anniversary of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, the decision that made Massachusetts the first state to guarantee marriage equality for all... Read More
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 – Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan today announced a new grant program to help improve water quality in Buzzards Bay and its watershed. Part of a broader U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effort to address common water quality problems in the region, the grants will focus on... Read More
  • In wake of GM recall, Senators Markey and Blumenthal introduced legislation to increase transparency and earlier reporting of auto defects   Washington (May 16, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after the federal government... Read More
  • Washington (May 15, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted items related to the upcoming incentive auction and net neutrality. “Without a truly open Internet, America will... Read More
  • Focuses on need to protect students, provide tools to parents when information shared with third parties Washington (May 14, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today... Read More