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  • New York Times: The F.C.C. Gets Ready to Unlock the Cable Box

    Every year, American cable-TV subscribers spend $231 on average to rent cable boxes that they should be able to buy outright, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars over several years. Consumers could soon have that option under an excellent proposal by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Even as computers, wireless phones and other […] More »

  • Boston Globe: Ed Markey blocks vote on FDA chief over opiate approvals

    US Senator Edward Markey is using Senate rules to block the nomination of a proposed new leader of the US Food and Drug Administration in an attempt to force the agency to rescind its approval of a prescription opioid for children and change its regulatory practices, Markey said in a Globe interview. Using parliamentary procedures, […] More »

  • Ipswich Chronicle: Markey leading Senate push on gun violence research

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Edward Markey pledged Thursday to bring legislation to the Senate floor that would provide the Centers for Disease Control funding to research gun violence for the first time in two decades. “We will have plenty of opportunities before the end of the year to make sure this discussion happens on the […] More »

  • Mass Live: US Sen. Ed Markey, other Democrats call for funding CDC research on gun violence

    SPRINGFIELD ‒ U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., joined a handful of Senate Democrats and others Thursday to urge congressional leaders to support funding federal research on the causes of gun violence and ways to prevent it. Markey, who has been pushing Congress to appropriate funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study […] More »

  • Boston Globe: Activists, elected officials honor King’s legacy

    Across Boston on Monday, elected officials and activists called for social justice and equality of opportunity, evoking the legacy and principles of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in speeches and demonstrations around the city. On the national holiday to honor King, a host of elected officials called for equal access to housing, jobs, health […] More »

  • Senator Markey Applauds Hillary Clinton Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

    Medford, Massachusetts – Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement applauding Hillary Clinton’s new plan to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. Senator Markey is House author of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, the law passed in 2010 that called for the first comprehensive national plan from the federal government to address Alzheimer’s disease. Senator Markey is founder […] More »

  • NBCNews.com: Lawmakers Want Answers from Hacked Toy Company VTech

    Members of Congress are asking for more information from Hong Kong-based toymaker VTech about its collection of data on kids after a hacker swiped info from 5 million parent accounts and nearly 6.4 million child profiles in November. In a letter sent to the company on Wednesday, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Joe Barton […] More »

  • The Hill: Dem pressures airlines for cyber defense details

    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wants to know more about how airlines and airplane makers are defending themselves from hackers that have increasingly targeted the aviation industry. Markey, who has also helped lead the Senate’s charge to question the auto industry about its cybersecurity plans, sent letters Wednesday to 12 airlines and two airplane manufacturers pressing […] More »

  • NYTimes.com: An Unwelcome Loophole for Robocalls

    Few things are more irritating than answering the phone to a recording or getting a text message requesting action or selling unnecessary goods. In most cases, such irritations can be dealt with by hanging up immediately or deleting an offending text. The next step should registering that phone on the government’s do-not-call list at donotcall.gov. […] More »

  • Mass Live: US Sen. Ed Markey pushes bill to prevent robocalls over federal student loans, mortgages

    SPRINGFIELD ‒ With recently passed legislation giving federally backed student loan, mortgage and other lenders the ability to robocall or send unwanted texts to borrowers, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has offered a bill to combat such practices. The Massachusetts senator’s so-called Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls Act would strike down language included […] More »