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Malden Observer: Markey sworn-into Senate

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) was sworn in to the 114th Congress by Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 6. Senator Markey was joined by his wife, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, who held the Aitken’s Bible Endorsed by Congress for the oath of office.

Senator Markey was elected for his first full-term to the United States Senate after having won a special election in 2013 to fill the vacant seat of John Kerry after he was appointed Secretary of State.

“I was honored to be sworn in today by Vice President Joe Biden today. I know that no matter the politics of the day, our challenges remain the same – to educate all of our kids, to protect our planet, to create a new generation of jobs, and promote the American ideals of equality and justice for all. I look forward to working to move Massachusetts and our nation forward.”