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U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris and Colleagues Raise Concern Over EPA’s Refusal to Strengthen Air Quality Standards Amid COVID-19

The Senators are calling for immediate answers from the EPA on what it is doing to enforce existing air pollution requirements, improve air quality, and study the link between poor air quality and worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients.

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Dr. Fauci couldn’t be fired without cause under proposed bill

Senator Ed Markey plans to introduce legislation that would block President Donald Trump from firing Dr. Anthony Fauci and other National Institutes of Health (NIH) directors for political reasons.

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US senators slam China for South China Sea actions during pandemic

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), meanwhile, assured that the U.S. government will not turn a blind eye to China’s military activities.

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FTC Urged to Issue Formal Privacy and Security Guidance for Videoconferencing Services

In an April 8 letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) urged the FTC to issue formal privacy and cybersecurity guidance for companies engaged in producing online conferencing services, and best practices for users of such services.

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Democrats introduce legislation requiring collection of COVID-19 racial demographics

The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial, ethnic, and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and fatality rates, and provide a summary of the final statistics and a report to Congress within 60 days after the end of the public health emergency.

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The Cybersecurity 202: Privacy experts fear a boom in coronavirus surveillance

Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to the White House urging significant privacy protections on any such effort including reviews by external experts, a halt to the programs once the virus is under control and extra efforts to ensure the privacy of racial minorities and LGBTQ people.

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Democratic senator to introduce bill to limit Trump’s ability to fire Fauci

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said that he will be introducing legislation to limit President Trump’s ability to fire Anthony Fauci, amid a swirl of speculation that the public health official’s job could be in jeopardy.

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Democratic senator announces legislation to protect Fauci from ‘politically-motivated termination’

Sen. Ed Markey announced his intention to introduce legislation to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci from being fired for political reasons.

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Senator Ed Markey to Introduce Bill to Protect Dr. Anthony Fauci

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) is expected to introduce legislation that would deem Dr. Anthony Fauci and other research institute directors “removable only for malfeasance, neglect of office, or incapacity—not for having differing views on policy or expressing positions that are politically inconvenient.”

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This senator wants to make sure Trump can’t #FireFauci

Sen. Edward J. Markey wants to make sure President Donald Trump cannot fire National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci without a good reason.

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Ed Markey introduces bill in response to fringe movement to fire Anthony Fauci

Sen. Ed Markey unveiled legislation Tuesday to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to fire National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has risen to prominence during the coronavirus pandemic as the federal government’s top — and most trusted — expert on infectious diseases.

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Will Trump fire Fauci? Ed Markey introduces legislation to prevent president from removing doctor

Will President Trump #FireFauci? The commander in chief said Monday he has no plans to, but Edward Markey wants to make sure he doesn’t.

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Sen. Ed Markey aims to prevent President Donald Trump from firing Anthony Fauci with newly introduced legislation

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts is expected to introduce legislation aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from firing Dr. Anthony Fauci after the commander in chief retweeted a post over the weekend calling for the top health official’s ouster.

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Sen. Markey Introduces Bill To Protect Dr. Fauci, Other Researchers From Being Fired

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey is introducing legislation to protect research institute heads like Dr. Anthony Fauci from being fired without cause.

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Coronavirus: Markey Introduces Bill To Protect Fauci, Researchers

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey has introduced legislation protecting Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the figureheads of the federal government’s coronavirus response, and other research leaders from being fired for political reasons.

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In pandemic, Kennedy, Markey push messages online

Markey said he’s held daily livestream discussions on Facebook with guests who are deeply involved with issues regarding the coronavirus, such as conversations with a labor union president representing grocery store employees and the president of a flight attendant’s association.

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Sen. Markey Introduces Legislation to Expand National Service To Utilize Peace Corps During Coronavirus Crisis

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) yesterday, April 13, announced the introduction of legislation to mobilize Americans in the fight against the coronavirus.

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Dem Sen. Introduces Bill To Bar Trump From Firing Fauci For ‘Politically Motivated’ Reasons

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) announced on Tuesday that he would formally introduce legislation to protect National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and other directors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from getting improperly fired by President Donald Trump.

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An Anthony Fauci protection act to be introduced in Congress

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., in a potentially heated reelection primary with a Kennedy family scion, has come out in favor of making it harder to fire the directors within the National Institutes of Health.

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COVID-19 News: Bill to Protect Dr. Fauci, Census Asks for Extension, $4B Needed for 2020 Election

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced legislation today intended to protect the Federal government’s top infectious disease specialists from politically-motivated terminations.

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Democratic senator to introduce bill to protect Dr. Fauci

US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) on Tuesday announced his plan to introduce legislation that would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci amid criticism of Fauci from conservative outlets.

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Bill establishing coronavirus commission to be introduced in the US Senate

A group of Democratic U.S. Senators will introduce a bill to establish a commission to examine the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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US senators blast China over ‘divisive’ behavior in disputed waters amid COVID-19 pandemic

Markey, meanwhile, said Washington will continue to call out Beijing’s efforts to assert its expansive claims in the South China Sea, areas of which were ruled to be under the jurisdiction of the Philippines in July 2016.

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Just a Good Social-Distancing Look

Last night, the senator shared a photo of himself wearing what can only be described as a sick fit.

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Pair of Senate Dems introduces bill to expand volunteer corps to battle coronavirus

Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation Monday that would drastically increase the volunteer forces in the United States and gear them almost entirely to fighting the coronavirus epidemic, including by recruiting recently evacuated Peace Corps volunteers.

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Trump’s veiled threat to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci spooks scientists, Democrats

Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, who calls Fauci a “national treasure,” is planning to introduce a bill that would shield him from Trump’s wrath by allowing for a director of a national research institute or national center of the National Institutes of Health to be fired only on the grounds of malfeasance, neglect of office, or incapacity.

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Markey, Warren want coronavirus relief checks sent quickly to people without direct deposit

As taxpayers begin to see coronavirus relief payments land in their bank accounts, Massachusetts senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren want the Treasury Department to ensure those without direct deposit receive their paper checks quickly as well.

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Democratic senators push for aid to local journalism in pandemic

A group of 19 senators have written a letter to Senate leaders calling for funding to support local journalism and media in any future COVID-19 relief package.

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Senator calls on FTC to regulate teleconferencing software

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, urging the group to provide guidance for video-conferencing software makers to follow when building their platforms.

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OTR: Sen. Ed Markey discusses chances of Congress passing 4th coronavirus relief bill

The U.S. senator from Massachusetts says the first bill was not adequate enough and that a “big battle” is going to ensue in Congress.

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