Ars Technica: Net neutrality on chopping block as Democrats fight to save FCC’s rules

Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today said they will try to preserve the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules in a budget standoff with Republicans. “ISPs are certainly free to file their suits but until they prevail, and I don’t believe they will, there is no basis for Republicans blocking the FCC […] More »

Boston Herald: Markey: A ‘showdown’ looms on gun control

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey said that a “historic showdown” is looming in Washington on gun control, predicting it will become part of the presidential race following the horrific mass shooting in Oregon — even as a member of his own delegation doubted it will lead to change. “These events are now creating an atmosphere […] More »

Mass Live: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey says he will fight for conservation fund worth $220M to Mass. so far

SPRINGFIELD ‒ U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., expressed disappointment Thursday that the reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund expired this week despite having bipartisan support in Congress. Markey, who penned a July letter with 20 other federal lawmakers calling on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to advance legislation reauthorizing the […] More »

Mass Live: U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey favor banning tobacco sales to those younger than 21

SPRINGFIELD ‒ Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey joined other congressional lawmakers this week in introducing legislation that would end tobacco sales to anyone under age 21. The so-called Tobacco to 21 Act, which the Massachusetts Democrats joined sponsoring U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and others in introducing, follows the trend of more than […] More »