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  • Washington Post: House Democrats’ report says power grid is vulnerable to attacks

    A House Democrat this week released a report that could help resurrect bipartisan legislation he sponsored three years ago to protect the nation’s power grid from cyber attacks and other threats. The analysis, spearheaded by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and released Tuesday, says a lack of compliance with voluntary security standards has made the electric grid ”highly vulnerable […] More »

  • The Republican: Ed Markey’s senate campaign announces endorsement of Association of Flight Attendants

    … The Association of Flight Attendants has formally announced its support of Markey, citing the same voting record which Republicans are using to take jabs at the longtime congressman . “Ed Markey not only voted consistently to honor our Flight Attendant heroes and all of the victims of 9/11 – he refused to allow their […] More »

  • Boston Globe – Endorsement: Markey Democrats’ best choice for Senate

    ONE AFTERNOON in 2007, Ed Markey stood outside the doors of the US House chamber, balancing plaster models in his hands. He was waiting to enter the nearly empty chamber, to make a speech for C-SPAN junkies illustrating the lack of screening of cargo on US airliners — a loophole that Markey feared a terrorist […] More »

  • Boston Globe – Primary looming, Senate candidates cross Commonwealth searching for votes

    …Representative Edward J. Markey seemed to draw some of the day’s biggest crowds. As he walked into Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain, a frequent stop on the Democratic campaign circuit, the crowd broke into loud applause and cheers which morphed into chants of “Mar-key! Mar-key!” Local Democratic elected officials, including Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, […] More »

  • Huffington Post – Caroline Kennedy Endorses Ed Markey in Massachusetts Senate Race

    Caroline Kennedy — author, attorney and daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy — endorsed Rep. Ed Markey (D) in the race to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s former senate seat, the Boston Globe reports. The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser tweeted the news Saturday. In a statement announcing the endorsement, Markey said he “is so […] More »

  • The Springfield Republican – Editorial: Ed Markey our choice in Democratic race for Senate

    Massachusetts Democrats – determined to avoid another Scott Brown-like upset in the June 25 special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John F. Kerry – are preparing to go to the polls on Tuesday to choose a strong standard bearer to face the winner of the Republican primary. U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, 66, and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, 58, both […] More »

  • The Barnstable Patriot Column: Ed Markey in Democratic Primary

    On April 30 voters will choose Democratic and Republican candidates to run in a special election to replace Sen. John Kerry. On the Democratic ballot, the best and most experienced choice is U.S. Representative Edward Markey over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch. While both have served in Congress for many years (12 for Lynch and 37 […] More »

  • Boston Globe – Lynch’s attacks on Markey slightly off target

    A week after the Boston Marathon bombings, US Representative Stephen F. Lynch was fired up. In two separate Democratic Senate primary debates, he repeatedly ­accused US Representative Edward J. Markey of voting against the creation of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the FBI-led interagency group that took command in investigating the ­Marathon bombings “I don’t […] More »

  • Bay Windows – Endorsemes: Special Primary Election – Vote April 30

    Ed Markey, Democrat Congressman Markey has been advocating for the LGBT community for over 30 years. In 1996 he was one of the few members of Congress who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act. He is has co-sponsored many bills, including anti-bullying measures to transgender-inclusive employment protections to support for bi-national same-sex couples. More »

  • TSA delays change allowing knives on planes

    Opponents of the policy change attributed its reversal to ‘a huge backlash’ from flight attendants, airline executives and lawmakers. It looks as if you won’t get to bring that pocket knife on your next flight after all. The Transportation Security Administration has delayed a policy change that would have allowed passengers to carry small folding knives onto […] More »