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  • Joined by Rep. Maloney in calling for $10 million for gun violence research in President’s Budget   Boston (February 19, 2014) – Joined by clergy, local elected officials and gun control and community advocates, today Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced new efforts to combat gun violence in Massachusetts and throughout the... Read More
  • Lawmaker was first to introduce net neutrality legislation in Congress in 2009 Washington (February 19, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler announced his plans to reinstate... Read More
  • Senator will discuss plan to address gun violence Boston (February 19, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) will hold a press conference today, Wednesday, February 19 to unveil gun control legislation he will introduce in the Senate and discuss a plan for addressing gun violence. Senator Markey will be joined by elected officials,... Read More
  • Senator was author of fuel economy standard update in 2007 energy bill WASHINGTON (February 18, 2014) -- Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who authored the fuel economy update for light-duty vehicles in the 2007 House energy bill, released the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement that he would increase mileage standards... Read More
  • Senator Markey takes a stand for equality with NOH8 On The Hill   Washington (February 14, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), standing with a majority of Americans, has taken his own symbolic stand for marriage equality as a participant of the fourth NOH8 On The Hill photo event. The Senator, posing... Read More
  • Senator included similar program in Waxman-Markey, earlier climate bills WASHINGTON (February 14, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today praised the reported inclusion by President Obama in his budget of a $1 billion fund to help states and cities develop new... Read More
  •   Washington (February 14, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement about the proposed Comcast – Time Warner Cable deal.    “This transaction should be evaluated through the lens of what is best for fostering... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) today introduced legislation that would require data brokers to be accountable and transparent about the information they collect and sell about consumers. “Consumers deserve to know what information about their personal lives is being... Read More
  • Lawmaker is a co-sponsor of Military Retirement Restoration Act Washington (February 12, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today voted to restore the cost of living adjustment (COLA) reduction for military retirees that was included in last year’s bipartisan budget agreement. Senator Markey is a co-sponsor of the Military... Read More
  • In House of Reps., lawmaker led passage of Bipartisan GRID Act to address vulnerabilities in grid security Washington (February 12, 2014) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today called for swift Congressional action to address the threat of cyberattack to our nation's electrical... Read More
  • Campaign finance reform measure will change the way Congressional elections are financed Washington, D.C. – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today in introducing the Fair Elections Now Act, a bill that will dramatically change the way Congressional elections are... Read More
  • Massachusetts communities report reversing 2,300 overdoses since 2007 with aid of naloxone drug Washington (February 11, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging it to expand treatment programs in Massachusetts and across the nation that help first responders... Read More
  • Senator plans ambitious agenda of climate action, job creation, environmental protection; EPW, Foreign Relations, Commerce, Small Business Committee posts give Senator broad platform to represent Massachusetts   WASHINGTON (February 11, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) was appointed today to the Environment and Public Works... Read More
  •   Washington (February 11, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today co-sponsored an amendment that would undo the cost of living adjustment (COLA) reduction for military retirees and replace those savings by closing an offshore tax loophole. The amendment, led by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen, is similar to language... Read More
  • Washington (February 11, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced Senate Resolution 353 designating the month of September 2014 as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month” in order to raise awareness about the danger of brain aneurysms, educate the public about prevention, and highlight the need for further... Read More
  •   ‘Provide leadership necessary to address technical issues and initiate information sharing by the end of February’               Washington—[Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development] and seven Senate colleagues have... Read More
  • Town of Rockport Appeal Includes Additional Scientific Proof that the New Flood Maps Are Incorrect; FEMA Agreed   Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Bill Keating and John Tierney led their colleagues in the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in demanding that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suspend and amend the... Read More
  • BOSTON (February 9, 2014) -- Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement regarding Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray's decision to not run for re-election: “Therese Murray is a fearless and fair warrior for the working class and women across the Commonwealth. From her hometown of Plymouth to... Read More
  • Washington (February 7, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee released the following statement after CVS Caremark announced it was halting sales of tobacco products at its stores.    “I applaud CVS Caremark for making the historic decision to stop selling... Read More
  • Washington (February 6, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked efforts to extend emergency unemployment assistance for three months, until the end of March:   “By again turning their backs on Americans looking for work, Senate Republicans are going for the gold... Read More