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  • WBUR – Affordable Care Act At 3: A Snapshot In Massachusetts

    Just to be perfectly clear, this is the Obama administration’s update on health reform since the Affordable Care Act became law three years ago. Still, it’s worth noting the ACA’s sweep and wide-ranging impact. Changes include the number of young adults covered under their parents’ health plans (3.1 million nationwide and 21,000 in Massachusetts as […] More »

  • The Hill – Markey touts response to BP oil spill in second ad

    Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) launched a second ad in his bid for the Massachusetts special Senate election, this time focusing on his response to the 2010 BP oil spill. The ad highlights his efforts to get BP to put a camera focused on the oil gushing into the ocean after one of its oil rigs […] More »

  • Water World – Ed Markey for United States Senate

    Today, Clean Water Action endorsed Representative Ed Markey in the United States Senate race in Massachusetts , saying that he has been a tireless leader in promoting clean energy investments and environmental protection. Elizabeth Saunders, Clean Water Action’s Massachusetts State Director commented that “Over Rep. Markey’s decades of service, he has been at the forefront […] More »

  • The Republican – U.S. Rep. Ed Markey pushes privacy rules for domestic drones

    Can a drone hovering overhead spy into your home in Western Massachusetts? The idea may sound far-fetched, but as the use of domestic drones has expanded, the idea is generating concern among privacy advocates — including Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey. Markey, who co-chairs a bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, on Tuesday waded into the national […] More »

  • The Republican – AFT teachers’ union endorses Ed Markey in Massachusetts U.S. Senate race

    Another teachers’ union has endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey for Senate. The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts announced Monday that it had chosen Markey over his Democratic primary opponent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch. “Throughout his career, Ed Markey has been an advocate for students, pushing for reforms that strengthen our public education system and […] More »

  • The Republican – Gay rights group MassEquality endorses Democrat Ed Markey in Massachusetts U.S. Senate race

    The Massachusetts gay rights organization MassEquality will support Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini cited Markey’s 1996 vote against the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman for purposes of federal benefits. Suffredini said Markey had co-sponsored nearly […] More »

  • Wicked Local Swampscott – Service employee union endorses Markey

    The Massachusetts Service Employees International Union has endorsed Congressman Ed Markey in the Democratic primary battle for the open Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat Secretary of State John Kerry once held. The union chose Markey over his Democratic primary opponent, Congressman Stephen Lynch. “Ed Markey will be a strong advocate for working families in Massachusetts,” said […] More »

  • Blue Mass Group – Why Planned Parenthood Stands with Ed Markey

    Marty Walz was a Democratic state rep. for many years, and recently resigned her seat to run Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts. In just my second week at Planned Parenthood, I’m delighted to join the conversation here about the U.S. Senate race. I wanted to let you know about our endorsement of Congressman Ed Markey. Congressman […] More »

  • CBS News – “No Knives Act” to overturn TSA policy change?

    There’s a big push to overturn the decision that allows small knives on commercial flights. The policy change is slated to begin next month. But, now, airlines and flight attendants are joining with lawmakers to pressure the Transportation Security Administration, hoping to pass a “No Knives Act” in Congress. After a late meeting Wednesday with […] More »

  • Boston Globe – SEIU endorses Markey over Lynch

    The state chapter of the Service Employees International Union this morning formally backed US Representative Edward J. Markey for Senate over US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, an expected nod that gives Markey access to the labor group’s formidable get-out-the-vote operation. SEIU said Markey’s stances on immigration, health care, and budget policies helped him secure the […] More »