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  • [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Al Franken (D-MN), John Thune (R-SD), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and twenty-six of their Senate colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy yesterday urging the agency to firmly support the future of biofuels... Read More
  • Lawmaker concerned nutritional supplement company could be operating outside securities law as a pyramid scheme   Washington (January 23, 2014)  After hearing serious complaints of improper pressure and financial hardship, including from a constituent in Massachusetts who lost her entire retirement savings, Senator Edward J. Markey... Read More
  • Senators call for better agency coordination, border inspections to protect fishermen, consumers WASHINGTON (January 22, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today asked President Barack Obama to direct federal agencies to better coordinate their efforts to fight seafood fraud that threatens the livelihoods... Read More
  • Boston (January 20, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   “Today we remember one of our greatest minds and one of our most important and passionate voices for social justice – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His words and deeds continue to... Read More
  • Washington (January 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the Surgeon General released the report, “The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress.” Since 1964 when the Surgeon General released its landmark first report on smoking, more than 20 million premature... Read More
  • Senator’s investigation of wireless surveillance by law enforcement revealed more than one million requests in 2012 Washington (January 17, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and co-founder of the Bi-partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following... Read More
  • Washington (January 15, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today applauded the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consent decree with Apple, Inc. that would close the loophole that enabled companies to charge users, many of them children, for products and services after a... Read More
  • Students Headed to Washington, D. C. and to Receive $5,000 Scholarship-- Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey today announced the names of the two Massachusetts students who have been selected as delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 8 – 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Troy... Read More
  • Boxer, Whitehouse, and Senate Colleagues Kick Off New Initiative to “Wake Up Congress” on Climate Change  Members of Senate Climate Action Task Force Announced   Washington, DC – During a press conference today, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Sheldon... Read More
  • Washington, DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Representatives John Tierney (MA-6), Stephen Lynch (MA-8), Niki Tsongas (MA-3), Bill Keating (MA-9) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) today applauded the announcement that $75 million has been appropriated for... Read More
  • Washington, DC – The Massachusetts Delegation today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded Massachusetts an Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim grant for $8,355,648 to cover expenses as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. Following the tragedy, the delegation pledged... Read More
  • Washington (January 14, 2014) – As data analytics companies increasingly play a role in the education area, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced plans to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to ensure that safeguards are in place for students data shared with third parties. Recent changes to the Family Educational Rights... Read More
  • Washington (January 14, 2014) – After a year that saw unprecedented storms, accelerating sea level rise, and unusually warm ocean water, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today announced a plan along with major investments to address the present and future impacts of climate change on Massachusetts. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), lead... Read More
  • Washington (January 14, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who introduced the first net neutrality bill in the U.S. Congress, released the following statement today after the D.C. Circuit Court struck down critical segments of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet rules. Senator Markey is a member of the... Read More
  • Washington (January 10, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after Target Brands Inc. increased the number to upwards of 70 million consumers who were potentially affected by the data breach of credit and debit cards between November... Read More
  • Boston – As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center analysis, entitledDeath by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Cape Cod National Seashore and other national parks in Massachusetts as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National... Read More
  • In New Letter, Franken and Colleagues Call for Long-Overdue Action to Clean Up Industry that Contributed to Economic Collapse   WASHINGTON, D.C. [01/08/14]—Today, a bipartisan ground of Senators continued their push to end the inherent conflict of interest in the credit rating industry that played a key role in the 2008 financial crisis... Read More
  • Emergency Unemployment Assistance helps support 60,000 in Massachusetts   Washington (January 8, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) spoke on the Senate floor today in support of extending Unemployment Insurance assistance for millions of Americans. Yesterday, the Senate voted to advance legislation to extend the Unemployment... Read More
  • Washington (January 3, 2014) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the Obama administration announced two new executive actions to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, including a new regulation clarifying who is prohibited from possessing guns under federal law for mental health reasons and a... Read More
  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that an alliance of organizations in Massachusetts and New York will operate one of six test sites in the United States for the development of safe standards for the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York,... Read More