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  • Boston Globe: Senator Markey vows to force Senate debate on gun control

    By John Hilliard Globe Correspondent  February 19, 2018 FRAMINGHAM — US Senator Edward Markey vowed Sunday to drive a vote on gun control in the Senate this year, as students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida high school said they were planning national protests against gun violence. Markey called gun violence a public […] More »

  • USA Today: Don’t let Trump block fuel standards that help consumers, curb pollution

    Dianne Feinstein and Edward J. Markey Current fuel economy standards are cutting pollution, helping consumers and spurring tech innovation. President Trump should not reverse progress. When shopping for a new car, families have more choices available than ever before. From hybrid engines to lighter-weight materials to batteries that recharge when braking, the number of innovative […] More »

  • Boston Globe: The attack on Net neutrality threatens an essential service

    By Edward J. Markey and Tom Wheeler   April 19, 2018 Here’s a challenge: Can you think of a part of your life that doesn’t in some way involve the Internet? It’s how we work. It’s how we learn. It’s how we communicate. But all that is under attack. President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission has […] More »

  • 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 »