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Sen. Markey Seeks Expanded Telehealth Access for Medicare Recipients

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand Medicare coverage for audio-only telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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House Democrats look to reclassify independent contractors in next coronavirus bill

“I called for special protections for our gig workers and independent contractors,” Sen. Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, said in a statement. “Now they will have a new unemployment insurance program to provide benefits.”

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Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey pledge to fight ‘craven’ move to ‘disestablish’ Mashpee Wampanoag reservation

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are pledging to fight the decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to “disestablish” the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s reservation.

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Markey: Aid for fishermen only the beginning

Sen. Edward Markey warned members of the fishing community Saturday that the country was just at the beginning of the coronavirus health crisis.

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Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren accuse Trump administration of ‘craven’ political games in the disestablishment of the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation

Massachusetts Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren released a joint statement after the Department of the Interior announced the disestablishment of the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation.

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Mass. Lawmakers Urge President to Approve Resources & Benefits for Activated National Guard Personnel

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, (D-MA-01), 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 President Trump urging him to quickly approve the request made by Governor Charlie Baker to the Department of Defense (DoD) for authority and funding under Title 32 of the U.S. Code to assist the Commonwealth in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Warren, Markey Call Out Trump Over Lack of Federal Support for MA During Coronavirus Emergency

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) are calling out President Donald Trump over the “lack of federal support” for Massachusetts during the coronavirus emergency.

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Sen. Markey: ‘Legislation Far From Perfect, But Families, Workers, & Small Businesses Desperate For Help’ Now

“This will not be the last relief package that our families, workers, and economy will need as this pandemic grows. I will continue to fight so that future relief efforts protect our workers, our families, and our planet.”

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Congressional Corner With Ed Markey

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey.

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Baystate Business: Markey and Moulton (Radio)

Senator Ed Markey on robo-calls and scammers in this time of crisis.

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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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Senators call for federal support of fishing and seafood industry in coronavirus response

Sens. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) led a letter to the senate noting that the closure of domestic restaurants and international markets has created widespread slowdowns and shutdowns for fishermen and seafood processors.

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Massachusetts Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Allow Colleges & Universities to Report on All Students Using Administrative Data

The lawmakers urge the Census Bureau to grant Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin’s request to work with colleges and universities to determine accurate counts using administrative data for all the colleges’ and universities’ registered students, including students living off campus.

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Sen. Markey Calls on FCC & Justice Dept. to Combat Coronavirus Robocalls

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), co-authors of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S.151), yesterday, March 23, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice encouraging the agencies to take all necessary steps to protect the public from illegal robocalls during the coronavirus health emergency.

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Senators: Without aid, fisheries may sink at dock

Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are urging the U.S. Senate leadership to include the commercial fishing and seafood industries in any economic relief packages passed by Congress or face potential bankruptcy at the docks.

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Sen. Ed Markey On Stimulus Negotiations

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey joins us to discuss negotiations in Washington over a third coronavirus response bill.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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