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  •   Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Legislation follows Senator's report highlighting billions in consumer losses from old, leaky natural gas infrastructure; Supported by labor, consumer, environmental, pipeline safety groups, first responders, industry   WASHINGTON (November 21, 2013) Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) today... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Washington (November 21, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) released the following statement after voting for the socalled "nuclear option" on nominees.    "Today, I voted to end the Republicans' unprecedented and unwarranted obstruction on the Senate floor. Senate Republicans have repeatedly... Read More
  •   Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Legislation would require financial institutions on military bases to offer financial tools that promote savings and reduce need for payday loans   Washington (November 20, 2013) - In an effort to help servicemembers and their families cope with the unique circumstances that often jeopardize... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 NIH funding supports 35K jobs in MA, Bay State ranks #1 in per capita dollars awarded   Washington (November 19, 2013) - As budget negotiators continue work on a compromise following the federal government shutdown, today Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) joined a bipartisan group of 33 Senators in a call... Read More
  • Washington (November 18, 2013) - Massachusetts Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Russian government to release American citizen Peter Wilcox, who has been held in Russia for more than 60 days for engaging in a peaceful protest at an oil platform in the Pechora Sea. Mr. Wilcox, whose sister lives in Massachusetts and... Read More
  •         Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Lawmaker was first to introduce legislation in House of Representatives at outset of deadly meningitis outbreak caused by compounded drugs manufactured in Mass.   Washington (November 18, 2013) - More than a year after the deadly meningitis outbreak that exposed the dangers... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Yesterday, lawmaker and bipartisan group introduced legislation to protect children and teen online privacy   Washington (November 15, 2013) - After Facebook today announced it was moving forward with new privacy policies that force teens and other users to share more of their personal information... Read More
  •   Mass. Delegation Urges DOJ to Review Proposed TSA Exit Lanes Policy Change Follows letter to TSA requesting information on impacts on aviation security   Washington (November 14, 2013) - As a followup to their letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Massachusetts Congressional delegation sent a letter to the... Read More
  • For Immediate Release Contact: Christina Mulka (Durbin)  2022285643 Giselle Barry (Markey)  2022242742   In Senate hearing this summer, COO & CFO of Rockstar Energy repeatedly denied marketing to children   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] - After evidence of several toys featuring the Rockstar Energy drink logo was brought to their attention by a... Read More
  •   Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Mike Briggs (Sanders) 2022245141   NRC staff prevented from engaging in safety, financial oversight of Entergy's, other troubled nuclear power plants   Washington (November 14, 2013) - Senators Edward J. Markey (DMass.) and Bernie Sanders (IVt.) today sent a... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Sean Brown (Barton) 2022252002 Nicole Barrett (Kirk) 2022283607   Debra Johnson (Rush) 2022254372 Bipartisan, bicameral legislation will provide new tools for parents, protections for teens in mobile environment   Washington (November 14, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe... Read More
  • Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Lawmaker wrote ATF in May calling for plan to address emerging technological threat   Washington (November 14, 2013) - After requesting a plan of action in May from the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) on the new threat of guns made with the aid of 3D printing technology, Senator Edward J. Markey... Read More
  •   Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 Creates privatepublic partnerships to get American ideas out of the labs and into factories   WASHINGTON (November 13, 2013) - It's become a familiar refrain in American commerce an invention created in America, invested in by Americans, gets sent overseas... Read More
  •   Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey), 2022242742   $150 million needed for hardhit fishermen, says bipartisan group   WASHINGTON (November 13, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) and 37 of his Democratic and Republican colleagues today pressed Congressional leadership and top appropriators to include $150 million in fisheries... Read More
  • Boston (November 11, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) released the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day. "On Veterans Day, we honor all those who have served and we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  We thank them all for their service.  "The three qualities that all our veterans possess are... Read More
  • Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey), 2022242742     Obama nominee, other CFTC replacements must aggressively pursue Wall Street oversight, says Senator   WASHINGTON (November 12, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) today said that the Obama administration nominee to chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will have many challenges to... Read More
  • Governor Patrick and members of the Congressional Delegation host a meeting with General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. BOSTON - Friday, November 8, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator Edward Markey, U.S. Representative John Tierney and U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas today... Read More
  •   Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 In House of Representatives, lawmaker coauthored National Alzheimer's Project Act   Washington (November 7, 2013) - As the country commemorates November as National Alzheimer's Awareness month, Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) has been announced as the new Senate coChair of the Bipartisan... Read More
  •     Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 New FAA 'road map' disregards need for federal privacy protections for individuals as drones prepare to take flight in U.S. airspace   Washington (November 7, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction... Read More
  • Contact: Eben BurnhamSnyder (Markey) 2022242742 Giselle Barry (Markey) 2022242742 BOSTON (November 7, 2013) - Senator Edward J. Markey (DMass.) today questioned the wisdom and safety of laying off workers at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant. The owner of the plant, Louisianabased Entergy, announced that as many as eight administrators, technicians... Read More