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  • 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
  • Senators Also Question NHTSA Guidance For Drivers To Disable Passenger-Side Airbags   (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to provide clearer guidance... Read More
  • (WORCESTER, Mass.) – U.S. Representative Jim McGovern and U.S. Senator Ed Markey met with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) students, professors and administrators today to tour a series of innovative robotics engineering labs focused on advancing space exploration, human-robot collaboration, and disaster... Read More
  • Regional hospital model responds to limits on available beds, helps ensure safe care of Ebola patients WASHINGTON (October 20, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today urged President Obama to designate regional hospital “Ebola treatment hubs” where staff are fully trained, prepared, and equipped to care for Ebola... Read More
  •   Senator Previously Urged White House to Hold Historic Exhibition      BOSTON (October 15, 2014) – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement that the “Armenian Orphan Rug” will be displayed later this year and praised President Obama and the White House... Read More
  • Senator joined bipartisan group of 45 Senators calling for release of FY15 funds; nearly $132 million released for Massachusetts BOSTON (October 15, 2014) – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) applauded the decision by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to release the initial LIHEAP funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.... Read More
  • Senators quiz NHTSA on Takata’s deadly exploding airbags, wrongheaded regional recalls, public reporting system non-compliance  WASHINGTON (October 15, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today expressed strong concern to America’s auto safety regulators that a regional vehicle recall... Read More
  • Senator has introduced legislation to expand treatment, help combat prescription drug and heroin crisis; Calls on HHS, DOJ and Surgeon General to act   WASHINGTON (October 14, 2014) – As evidence mounts that the heroin and prescription drug crisis is accelerating in Massachusetts and across America, Senator Edward J.... Read More
  • Mass. fire marshal found vaporizer sparked small blaze in checked luggage; Senator Markey previously called on Dept. of Transportation to finalize rules of e-cigarette use on planes BOSTON (October 10, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today vowed to take action to keep passengers safe from e-cigarette dangers on flights following... Read More