• Demand Action on Climate Change

    These Facts are Hard to Ignore, Even For Trump A new report on climate change compiled by scientists in 13 different federal agencies is awaiting approval from the White House. It says “Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans.” It says that recent decades […] More »

  • Boston Herald: Markey: Trump’s “gambling” with nuke war in North Korea

    U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey says President Donald Trump is “gambling” with nuclear war with his continued saber-rattling at North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. “The situation in North Korea is a very dangerous situation for the United States of America and for the entire world,” Markey who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s East […] More »

  • Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Markey, Longtime Supporter of Net Neutrality and Consumer Privacy

    Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., started fighting for net neutrality before many in Washington even knew what it was. In 2006, he authored the first Network Neutrality Act, which died in Congress. He sponsored the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008, a piece of net neutrality legislation that never made it past the House Energy and […] More »

  • Multichannel News: Markey Introduces Bill To Boost Broadband in Developing World

    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced a bill to boost Obama Administration era Global Connect initiative, including through additional funding for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and with the goal of boosting access to broadband in developing countries. The DIGITAL AGE (Driving Innovation and Growth in Internet Technology And Launching Universal Access […] More »

  • The Hill: Senators introduce bill to crack down on certain robocalls

    Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed at cracking down on robocalls from government contractors. The bill, dubbed the Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone Calls (HANGUP) Act, would remove loopholes that exempt government contractors and federal debt collectors from robocall regulation, the lawmakers said. “When Congress passed […] More »

  • WBUR: Markey Fights Back After FCC Moves To Block Online Privacy Rules

    Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey is fighting back after the new head of the Federal Communications Commission vowed to block rules that would have gone into effect this week to protect online privacy. The rules, put forth last fall under the Obama administration, require internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to get […] More »

  • Detroit Free Press: Reports of rolling back m.p.g. standards draw criticism

    WASHINGTON — Democratic U.S. senators and environmental groups today blasted plans said to be in the works to roll back tougher fuel-use standards for American vehicles, arguing that they will return automakers to pre-recession policies that led to the near-collapse of the domestic industry. Sens. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Tom Carper of Delaware and Jeff […] More »

  • WBUR: All Members Of The Mass. Congressional Delegation Call For AG Sessions To Resign

    The 11 members of Massachusetts’ all-Democratic congressional delegation are united in calling for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in the wake of reports of Sessions’ contact with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. Citing an unnamed source, and following other news outlets’ reports, NPR reports that then-Sen. Sessions — and an […] More »

  • Mass Live: Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey ask feds for details on cutting off funding for Massachusetts sanctuary cities

    Pushing back on President Trump’s executive order cutting federal funding to “sanctuary jurisdictions,” US Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey on Monday sent a letter to top administration officials calling the order unconstitutional and asking them to break down the impact of denying funding to Massachusetts. Two Massachusetts cities, Chelsea and Lawrence, are suing the […] More »

  • CNBC: Democrats Are Bracing For A Big, Public Fight To Protect Net Neutrality

    Higher monthly internet bills, obnoxious video buffering, and a market where a future Netflix will be smothered by broadband giants are all part of a dark vision of the internet put forward by leading Senate Democrats Tuesday, one they fear may come to pass unless the public stands up for network neutrality. Flanked by a […] More »