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  • Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder, Senator Ed Markey, 2022242742 Scientific agreement should be matched with Congressional attention   WASHINGTON (September 27, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass) today hailed the work of the hundreds of scientists for their work on the comprehensive and unequivocal scientific report on climate change, and... Read More
  • Use of new nicotine delivery devices is on the rise among children and teens   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Following new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing a dramatic increase in the use of ecigarettes among children and youth, twelve members of Congress today called on nine ecigarette makers to provide... Read More
  • Markey leads lawmakers' call for adequate funding, delays in implementation to avoid potential dramatic increases in insurance premiums   Washington (September 25, 2013) - Today, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation sent letters to House and Senate leadership calling for immediate remedies to the consequences of implementation of... Read More
  • State and Local Partnerships Propel Economic Growth in the Metro North Community MALDEN - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Governor Deval Patrick today toured Malden Center with local and city officials to discuss the importance of partnering with cities and towns to grow jobs and create economic opportunity.  Through strategic investments in... Read More
  •     Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder, Senator Ed Markey, 2022242742 Giselle Barry, Senator Ed Markey, 2022242742   Releases analysis showing impacts on military, seniors, children, businesses   Washington (September 26, 2013) - With a potential shutdown of the U.S. government looming, Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) today warned... Read More
  •     200,000 MA families depend on home energy program each year   Washington (September 25, 2013) - With winter on the horizon and as Congress debates a spending plan for the remainder of the year, Senators Edward J. Markey (DMass.) and Elizabeth Warren (DMass.) joined with 32 of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Senate... Read More
  • Also call on companies to commit to labeling, social media, appropriate consumption restrictions   Washington (September 25, 2013) - In the latest step in their ongoing investigation into the energy drink industry, Senators Edward J. Markey (DMass.), John D. Rockefeller IV (DW.Va.), Dick Durbin (DIll.), and Richard Blumenthal (DConn.), today... Read More
  • Will lead climate action group with cochairs Senators Boxer and Wyden   Washington, DC -Senator Edward J. Markey (DMA) joined cochairs Senators Barbara Boxer (DCA) and Ron Wyden (DOR) as the leader of the U.S. Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse, which is a regular forum where members of the Senate meet to discuss the latest climate change... Read More
  •     U.S. Department of Labor Awards Major Grant as Part of Workforce Innovation Fund's Innovative "Pay for Success" Program   SEP 24, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Edward J. Markey today announced that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded the Massachusetts Executive Office... Read More
  •   Disaster loans would help struggling fishermen   WASHINGTON (September 23, 2013) - The entire Massachusetts delegation today pressed the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts fishermen who have been hard hit by reductions in catch limits and groundfish stocks.    In a letter sent... Read More
  • Lawmaker repeatedly called for study of health impacts for residents Washington (September 23, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) released the following statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced it is moving forward with a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) pilot study of cancer risk in populations around six U.S... Read More
  •   Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder, Senator Ed Markey, 2022242742 Giselle Barry, Senator Ed Markey, 2022242742 WASHINGTON (September 20, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), who coauthored the only comprehensive bill to put carbon limits on power plants to pass a chamber of Congress, today praised the Obama administration for their new rules... Read More
  • Senator authored House bill to avoid closure of helium reserve WASHINGTON (September 19, 2013) - The Senate voted today to avoid a government shutdown, just not the one everyone is talking about. In a show of bipartisan, bicameral leadership, the Senate passed its version of a bill to keep the federal helium reserve open to provide this important... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742   Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Will introduce legislation to create clean energy jobs, strengthen energy infrastructure, protect children's privacy online Washington (September 18, 2013) - In his first speech on the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) called... Read More
  • Senator Ed Markey First Senate Speech As Delivered  Madam President, today I am here to give my first speech on the floor of the United States Senate. I do so with deep respect and reverence for the history of this Chamber and for the giants of the Senate who have served before us.   From Massachusetts, our recent roster of Senators... Read More
  • Senator is Author of "Independence at Home" Program in Affordable Care Act   WASHINGTON (September 17, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) today praised the Department of Labor's decision to give home care health workers wage and work protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Senator Markey was the author of the "Independence at... Read More
  •   Markey to Deliver First Senate Speech   Address to discuss Massachusetts economy, national priorities   Washington (September 17, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) will deliver his first speech on the floor of the United States Senate tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18. His speech will discuss the Massachusetts economy,... Read More
  • Members Applaud City of Springfield's Commitment to Innovative Criminal Justice Programs WASHINGTON, DC The Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded the City of Springfield a $1,000,000 grant under the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program to improve public safety through communitybased partnerships. Members of the Massachusetts... Read More
  • Worcester, Mass., September 12, 2013     The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $1.4 million to Becker College and the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) to help create the MassDiGI New Ventures Center (NVC).   Becker will match the EDA grant to build the $2.8 million NVC, which will... Read More
  • Proposal Empowers Consumers by Broadening Access to Electricity Usage Information, Spurring Energy Savings and Innovation WASHINGTON (September 12, 2013) Senators Mark Udall (DColo.), who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Ed Markey (DMass.), who serves on the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation... Read More