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Senator Markey to Host a Livestream Discussion with Shannon Liss-Riordan

Ed Markey and Shannon Liss-Riordan to Discuss the Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak on Gig Economy Employees

BOSTON (March 24, 2020) – Senator Ed Markey and labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan will host a livestream discussion on how the public health crisis is impacting independent contractors and members of the gig economy.

Topics will include the inherent issues that gig economy workers face, including lack of health insurance,

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Easton teen finally on her way home after being stuck in Argentina due to coronavirus quarantine

In another effort, Anderson reached out to Sen. Ed Markey’s office, where Constituent Services Director Tristan Takos provided a letter from the U.S. Embassy to provide legal protection to get Lyla to the airport.

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Sens. Markey and Thune want a crackdown on coronavirus robocall scams

The senators send letters to the FCC and Justice Department urging them to do more to stop scams targeting elderly people during the pandemic.

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Pembroke couple back in U.S. after being quarantined on a cruise ship

Murphy credited the office of U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, who had been in touch with her through the process. She said Markey’s office kept her updated and explained that there was federal task force for the repatriation of Americans abroad, amid the coronavirus.

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Mass Lawmakers Urge Congress to Prioritize Emergency Funding for Students and Colleges in COVID-19 Stimulus

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), wrote to Congressional leadership urging them to prioritize substantial emergency financial support for students and institutions of higher education in the upcoming coronavirus disease (COVID-19) stimulus package.

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LETTER: Let’s have Markey’s experience, wisdom for 6 more years

I lived in Rep. Ed Markey’s district when he first won his House seat. He became the leader in congress on the Nuclear Weapons Freeze, which then became my cause too, as a less satisfactory but more realistic step than total disarmament. Markey has never ended his concern with nuclear dangers, later adding concern for the environment more generally. He has also been a leader on civil liberties.

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Massachusetts congressional delegation urges more relief for colleges

“COVID-19 has jeopardized the health, learning, and livelihoods of millions of vulnerable students, and threatens to further destabilize the institutions of higher education upon which our nation depends, including colleges and universities in Massachusetts,” reads the letter signed by Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, along with eight of the state’s US representatives.

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Markey: The time is now to protect our hospital workers

It is now clear that we are at war with the coronavirus. While the people of our state need a range of help and assistance, one action we need to take is clear to me: We need a massive wartime manufacturing mobilization for coronavirus testing kits and personal protective equipment for medical personnel.

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Warren, Markey Join Senate Democrats In Opposing GOP Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey joined their Democratic colleagues in blocking a $1.6 trillion GOP stimulus package in a procedural vote in the senate Sunday, as negotiations continue between Congress and the White House.

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President Trump must act immediately to protect doctors and nurses from Covid-19

Democratic Sen. Edward J. Markey introduced a Senate resolution last Wednesday pleading with the president to invoke the DPA with precise details of how it should be used.

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Federal government working to get state funds in response to COVID-19

Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are working to get the state the funds they need to cover testing, medical care, unemployment and much more.

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Sen. Markey Urges Protections for Gig Economy Workers in Coronavirus Relief Bill

Today, March 19, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called on Senate leadership to protect gig workers who are struggling during the coronavirus emergency.

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Coronavirus: Senators Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren urge Massachusetts banks, credit unions to waive fees amid COVID-19 emergency

With the number of worldwide COVID-19 cases approaching 200,000, Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to stop “needless deportations” and to release immigrant detainees “who pose no public safety threat.”

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Markey, Warren press local banks to waive fees during crisis

Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren approached the state’s banking industry on Wednesday with a big ask: Suspend fees for consumers until the coronavirus crisis is over.

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Commentary: ‘Time is now’ to protect hospital workers

It is now clear that we are at war with the coronavirus. While the people of our state need a range of help and assistance, one action we need to take is clear to me: we need a massive wartime manufacturing mobilization for coronavirus testing kits and personal protective equipment for medical personnel.

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Coronavirus: Ed Markey steps up, the way he always does

Someone is stepping up. Ed Markey is the quintessential professional, knowledgeable, and effective legislator. This is the moment for a guy who understands the policy levers of government, and how they affect and save human lives; who takes his job with utmost seriousness. A workhorse, not a showhorse.

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We need a Manhattan Project to fight the coronavirus pandemic

The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that our health care system could need as many as 3.5 billion respirator-type masks — called N95s — during the next year. The nation’s stockpile, distressingly, contains only 12 million.

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Markey calls to curtail deportations, migrant detention amid coronavirus crisis

Senator Edward J. Markey on Tuesday called for the Department of Homeland Security to suspend “needless” deportations and release detained immigrants who don’t pose a public safety threat in light of the coronavirus crisis.

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Markey Monitoring Berkshire County COVID-19 Response

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey says he’s keeping an eye on conditions at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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Not everyone has internet access at home. Here’s how schools, companies, and officials are responding.

The lawmakers say the E-Rate program — which Markey penned as part of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 — could be a crucial source of emergency funding during the coronavirus pandemic. The program — which helps get schools and libraries online — has an annual cap of $4 billion, although only about $2 billion has been allocated this year.

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Coronavirus: Sen. Ed Markey urges Department of Homeland Security to halt deportations, release detainees amid outbreak

With the number of worldwide COVID-19 cases approaching 200,000, Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to stop “needless deportations” and to release immigrant detainees “who pose no public safety threat.”

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Ed Markey, MGH President Peter Slavin say coronavirus requires wartime-like response for medical equipment

Sen. Ed Markey says the country’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak requires a wartime-like mobilization of private manufacturing to meet demands for medical equipment, from gowns and facial masks to hand sanitizer.

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Markey calling for “Wartime manufacturing mobilization” of coronavirus tests, supplies

The Democrat is asking President Donald Trump to use his administration’s authority under the Defense Production Act to increase production of testing supplies and personal protective equipment against the coronavirus.

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Massachusetts lawmakers, officials are calling for a pause on evictions amid COVID-19

Sen. Ed Markey also indicated he’s onboard with emergency tenant protections.

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Warren and Markey ask Justice Department about confusion at immigration courts over CDC coronavirus fliers

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey on Wednesday sent a letter to the Trump administration requesting information about confusion that played out this week in the nation’s immigration courts over whether judges could hang up Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fliers about coronavirus after the Justice Department asked them to be taken down.

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Jewish Democratic Council of America Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) today announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.

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CAUCUS WEEK 4: Ed Markey Campaign Continues Caucus Success

With 70 percent of all caucus delegates now selected, and for the fourth caucus weekend in a row, the Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign reported big wins at caucus locations in all regions of the state, from Framingham to New Bedford, Lynn to Charlemont, and Watertown to Worcester.

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Senator Markey Participates in Stand Out with Leominster Hospital Nurses

Senator Ed Markey attended a stand out in support of the nurses of the UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital – Leominster Campus yesterday, who are in the middle of protracted contract negotiations with hospital administration.

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Indivisible Northampton Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate

Indivisible Northampton, a grassroots group committed to activating voters and holding elected officials accountable to the values of equality, justice, compassion, and inclusion, today announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.

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Senator slams Amazon over coronavirus price gouging on hand sanitizer and face masks

US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) is harshly criticizing what he sees as Amazon’s inconsistent response to ongoing coronavirus-related price gouging on the e-commerce company’s third-party Marketplace platform.

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