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  • Senators are coauthors of 21 st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act   Washington (December 6, 2013) - Senators Edward J. Markey (DMass.) and Mark Pryor (DArk.), authors of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) today wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clarify their legislative... Read More
  • Washington (December 5, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) released the following statement honoring the life of Nelson Mandela.    "As we mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, we also celebrate a life of remarkable courage, compassion and grace. Nelson Mandela inspired the entire world through his tireless efforts for equality,... Read More
  • Sensitive consumer information gathered by one website but then transmitted to many payday lenders    Washington (December 5, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), today called on the FTC to investigate... Read More
  • WASHINGTON - Today, Sen. Tom Carper (DDel.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clean Air, and Rep. Scott Peters (CA52), led a group of 16 lawmakers who signed a letter in a bicameral effort urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to use the agency's authority to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs)... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Washington (December 3, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) committed to focusing on facial recognition technology in a... Read More
  • Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742   Senator says API's reported plan to challenge U.S. law "profoundly troubling"   WASHINGTON (December 3, 2013) After reports surfaced that the American Petroleum Institute (API) is planning to challenge longstanding U.S. law that prohibits the export of crude oil produced in the United... Read More
  •     Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Lawmaker introduced legislation last month to strengthen privacy protections for commercial drone use   WASHINGTON (December 2, 2013) Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the... Read More
  • Lawmaker sends letter to 20 auto manufacturers after reports of hacking, breaches, privacy concerns   Washington (December 2, 2013) As car companies incorporate more navigation and other technologies that could potentially collect increasing amounts of information from and about consumers into cars, Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) today sent... Read More
  • In a statement Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ed Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives JanSchakowsky (D-IL), Judy Chu (D-CA), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Jim McDermott (D-WA) said, Across the country, there are countless Walmart workers who are paid poverty wages, cannot get enough hours, and have erratic work schedules... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Bill Keating today applauded a major federal grant awarded to support the New Bedford Fire Department.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced yesterday that New Bedford will receive a $12,270,158 grant through the Staffing for Adequate... Read More
  • "It has been more than three years since DoddFrank was enacted. We urge the SEC to finalizethe rule as soon as possible."   WASHINGTON, DC - A group of U.S. Senators, led by Robert Menendez (DNJ), today submitted a comment letter to the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in support of a proposal to require publicly traded... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Meghan Aldridge (Lynch) 2022258273   Washington (November 25, 2013) - In an effort to avert economic, security and safety hazards caused by the potential closure of six Massachusetts air traffic control towers, Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and... Read More
  • Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Playing "Words with Friends" different than having "conversations with friends" says Senator; Asks FCC to consult with flight attendants, pilots, airline industry to review current  rules   WASHINGTON (November 22, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Lawmaker calls on administration to halt plans for U.S. nuclear technology transfer   Washington (November 21, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's International Development Subcommittee, today sent a letter to President Obama expressing... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Agency responds to lawmaker concerns with commitment to focus on highrisk brokers   Washington (November 22, 2013) - In response to concerns expressed by Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has acknowledged major problems with its system that provides... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Washington (November 22, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) released the following statement recognizing the 50 th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.  "When I was a teenager, President John F. Kennedy was transforming our country. His brothers Bobby... Read More
  • Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Playing "Words with Friends" different than having "conversations with friends" says Senator; Asks FCC to consult with flight attendants, pilots, airline industry to review current  rules   WASHINGTON (November 22, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and... Read More
  •   Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 WASHINGTON (November 22, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Environmental Protection in the Foreign Relations Committee with jurisdiction over climate treaties, and lead cochair of the U.S. Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse, today issued... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Seth Gitell (DeLeo) 6177222500 Washington (November 21, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) today hosted Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (DWinthrop) along with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Reps. John Tierney and Joe Kennedy in Washington, D.C. to discuss relief for home... Read More
  • Group of Senators join in call for reversal of illconsidered policy that prevents members from receiving sensitive information related to nuclear safety and security   Washington (November 20, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) was today joined by nine other Senators in a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) calling for it... Read More