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The Patriot Ledger: Markey discusses opiate epidemic with Braintree officials

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey said the conversation usually turns to the problem of opiate addiction when he meets with local officials around the state. As a discussion topic, it ranks with transportation, health care and education, he said. Opiate addiction “is something we need to come to grips with as a nation,” the Democratic senator […] More »

New York Times: 2 Senators Call On Takata to Broaden Airbag Recall

Two United States senators on Thursday called on the Japanese auto supplier Takata to immediately recall all vehicles containing the company’s airbags, a demand that could affect more than 50 million cars on American roads. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward J. Markey, both Democrats, serve on a Senate panel that has been investigating problems with […] More »

Taunton Daily Gazette: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey visits Taunton, Myles Standish Industrial Park

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., talks about his visit to Taunton on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Myles Standish Industrial Park, which is undergoing expansion and development through a federal, state and private partnership. Markey also discusses the ongoing efforts to renovate the arson damaged Taunton City Hall, and the opiate crisis that has […] More »

MetroWest Daily News Op-Ed: Markey: Gun violence is preventable, not preordained

Congress has failed the American people on gun violence. Despite shootings in Lafayette, Chattanooga, Charleston, Newtown, Aurora and too many other cities across the country, Congress hasn’t passed any legislation to prevent future tragedies. In Boston, Everett and Cambridge, five people shot to death overnight last Wednesday evening. Last month, a young innocent mother of […] More »

Mass Live: Sen. Ed Markey calls for added funds for Social Security, transportation, opioid addiction treatment

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey said Tuesday that he will fight for more funding to address issues such as Social Security challenges, urban transportation needs, and opioid addiction treatment. However, Markey said that efforts to address Social Security are hindered by the Republicans in Congress who, he said, oppose any tax increases. “So, as you look […] More »

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