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Massachusetts ramps up response to coronavirus

Sen. Ed Markey has filed legislation that would require the federal government to spend $1 billion over the next three years to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus.

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Markey questions Amazon on price gouging due to coronavirus

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is asking Amazon for answers on price gouging on its platform amid reports of some items facing up to 2,000 percent markups as the coronavirus spreads globally.

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Senators Are Probing Clearview AI On The Use Of Facial Recognition By Gulf States And International Markets

Following reporting from BuzzFeed News, Sen. Ed Markey slammed Clearview for its “unacceptable” responses to a prior letter and asked how its facial recognition technology might lead foreign governments to “suppress their citizens.”

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Carper joins Markey, Eshoo urging Supreme Court to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls

Sen.Tom Carper, D-Delaware, joined Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachuestts, the House author of the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-California, and more than a dozen members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold the validity of the TCPA, an important statute that generally requires callers to obtain consent before robocalling.

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Cole Harrison: Markey a proven advocate for peace

For decades, Sen. Markey has been a bold, progressive leader on nuclear disarmament efforts, both in the U.S. and around the world, and an international champion for peace.

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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III has seen his lead over Sen. Ed Markey fall to just six points having once polled 14 points ahead of the incumbent, according to a new survey.

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For the Third Week in a Row, Ed Markey Campaign Rolls Up Caucus Victories Across the State

This weekend and earlier this week, and for the third caucus weekend in a row, the Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign reported big wins at caucus locations in all corners of the state, from Somerset to Brookline, Woburn to Greenfield, and Williamstown to Plympton.

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Markey has been there for TSA workers

When we were faced with this challenge, it was Sen. Ed Markey who brought attention to our situation by speaking up for us and fighting for us in the US Senate. He and his staff were there for our officers when it mattered most. He came to our airports to see for himself how we were being affected.

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Sen. Markey to Offer Bill to Invest $1b in Coronavirus Vaccine

Democratic Senator Ed Markey plans to introduce legislation that would provide $1b to the National Institutes of Health toward research to create a universal coronavirus vaccine.

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Coffee with the Candidates: Ed Markey

Boston 25 News anchor Kerry Kavanaugh recently sat down with incumbent Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) at Battlegrounds Coffee Company in Haverhill. Senator Markey is facing an unexpected challenge from Mass. Congressman Joe Kennedy III. But the Senator says he’s not ready to pass the baton just yet.

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Deal Will Return Massachusetts News To Berkshire TVs

U.S. Senator Ed Markey said Friday that he has brokered a deal that will return a Western Massachusetts news station back to the dial in the Berkshires.

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UMass Amherst/WCVB Poll: Markey, Kennedy neck-and-neck for US Senate Democratic primary

In the poll of 400 registered, likely, Democratic Massachusetts voters, 39% said they would vote for incumbent Sen. Ed Markey if the primary were held today, and 36% said they would vote for challenger Rep. Joseph Kennedy III.

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Kennedy, Markey face off at Ward 10 caucus

Sen. Ed Markey, whose efficacy Kennedy has been questioning, listed dozens of pieces of legislation he has authored and sponsored during his seven years in the Senate, which followed 37 years as a U.S. congressman.

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Columbia Gas guilty plea ‘the beginning of justice’ for Merrimack Valley gas disaster victims

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey called it “a small justice” that Columbia Gas will no longer operate here. Markey previously joined U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan to introduce pipeline safety legislation in Rondon’s name.

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Her takeaway from Markey-Kennedy debate

In these perilous times, I think it’s imperative that we retain Markey in the Senate so that he can continue to provide us with his wisdom and experience.

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For the Second Week in a Row, Ed Markey Campaign Sees Caucus Victories Across the State

Momentum From Second Debate Continues

NEWTON—This weekend and earlier this week, and for the second caucus weekend in a row, the Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign reported big wins at caucus locations in all corners of the state, from Reading to Brockton, from Amesbury to Natick, and Boston to Lenox.

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Kennedy, Markey neck-and-neck in Massachusetts primary: poll

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) are neck-and-neck in the Bay State’s Democratic Senate primary, according to the latest polling of the race.

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Legislators ask federal regulators to inspect compressor site

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch sent a letter Friday to Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee, asking that he send inspectors to the compressor site due to concerns from residents and local officials that construction crews are not following the approved plans.

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The Joe Kennedy-Ed Markey Senate Debate Was Among the Most Desultory Political Events in Memory

Markey has been an outspoken progressive on just about every issue that comes to mind. He was out ahead of most of his colleagues on climate, and he was wrestling with the issues around new communications technology when many of his fellow senators were trying to figure out how to turn on a VCR. And, because he lost his mother to the disease, Markey has been a bulldog in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. (I’ve also got a personal dog in that fight.)

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Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy face off in first televised debate in run for U.S. Senate

Kennedy said Congress has failed to pass meaningful gun legislation in decades, an issue he said he would lead on. Markey responded saying he secured $25 million in federal funds toward gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first time he said that funding has been directed to the CDC for gun violence research since 1996. “On the biggest issues of today, the biggest challenges of today I’ve been leading,” Markey said. “The gun lobby – I beat them.”

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In Their First Debate, Markey Touts His Record While Kennedy Calls For New Leadership

Markey used much of the hour-long debate to highlight his longstanding support for progressive causes, repeatedly mentioning his co-sponsorship of the Green New Deal, and pointing to his authorship of legislation to fund gun violence research and to protect the environment by doubling the fuel-economy standards.

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Markey Edges Kennedy In Their First Debate. But Will Youth And Glamour Win Out Over Age And Experience?

Markey touted his policy initiatives on gun control, climate change and — somewhat unexpectedly — Alzheimer’s disease. Kennedy agreed with Markey on virtually everything, but asserted that more vigorous leadership was needed to stand up to President Donald Trump and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. “I have led and delivered for the people of Massachusetts,” Markey said, summing up his campaign during the closing moments of the hour-long debate, sponsored by WGBH News.

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Criticism follows ICE plan to send teams to ‘sanctuary cities’

In a letter to the Trump administration, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey demanded that federal officials scrap the plans, calling them “unnecessary, unwelcome and dangerous.” “The specter of heavily armed, military-like personnel in our cities will accomplish one thing: provoke fear,” the two Democrats wrote. “The real explanation for this deployment appears to be that President Trump and his administration are attempting to punish American cities that reject his misguided immigration policies.”

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Markey vs. Kennedy in debate: Earnest, with a bit of spark

For his part, Markey used his time to tout his progressive props in legislative affairs over the course of his 44 years in Congress (and two terms in the Massachusetts House before that). For virtually every question posed by the moderators – on economic disparity and racist repression, on housing, on healthcare, especially Alzheimer’s research, on transportation, on immigration, on the environment (he cited his co-sponsorship of The Green New Deal with US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), on gun control, on Iraq, on Afghanistan, on money in politics, on rent control, on student debt, on Trumpian dystopia, even on the disputed placement of a gas compressor in Weymouth – Markey pointed out how in one way or another, his legislative efforts played a role in the political give and take, often successfully for his cause and his constituents.

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Lack Of Bridge Funding In Pending Federal Budget Raises Concerns

Federal legislators and Bourne officials have expressed concern about a lack of funding for replacement of the Bourne and/or Sagamore bridges in the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The lack of funding was outlined in a letter from US Senators Elizabeth A. Warren and Edward J. Markey and US Representative William R. Keating to Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Rickey (R.D.) James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

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Markey, Kennedy Clash In High-Profile Senate Debate

“On the big issues of today, the challenges of today, I’ve been leading not just with legislation that passes, but protects the people in Massachusetts and the whole country,” Markey said.

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Markey to bring his re-election campaign against Kennedy to Attleboro next month

U.S. Sen Ed Markey will bring his re-election campaign into the heart of the home district of his opponent, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, when the senator attends a March 28 Democratic Party event in Attleboro.

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Markey is a movement leader; Kennedy fails the Mudd test

Indeed, it was a telling moment when, asked why he should keep his seat, Markey had so much substantive ammunition — new proposals, bills authored and passed — that Jim Braude had to cut him off. He was, after all, just answering the question.

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Statement from Markey Campaign Manager John Walsh on Debate Night Victory

“Tonight, Senator Markey made clear why he is the best choice in the Senate race and needs to be re-elected: He is a true progressive leader, providing national leadership and delivering for Massachusetts families on the issues that matter most to them.

“We heard Ed share how his mother’s death from Alzheimer’s disease fueled his mission to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s by 2025.

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Photo Credit: Photos courtesy of the Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III campaigns/Illustration by Kaitlyn Locke/WGBH News

Markey And Kennedy To Debate For First Time In Heated Campaign

Building on his support from environmentalists, which include progressive champion New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 350 Mass Action and the youth-oriented Sunrise Movement, Markey challenged his opponents to a climate-focused debate minutes after Kennedy declared his candidacy. But Kennedy declined to appear.

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