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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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US senators express concern over East Sea situation

US Senator Jim Risch, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with three others, namely Bob Menendez, Cory Gardner and Ed Markey, on April 11 criticised the Chinese Coast Guard’s recent sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago waters in the East Sea.

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Sen. Ed Markey says ‘big battle’ will ensue over 4th coronavirus relief bill

Sen. Ed Markey and other Democrats in Congress are preparing to go toe-to-toe with Republicans in order to get another relief bill passed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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OTR: Sen. Ed Markey opens up about privacy concerns during coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. senator from Massachusetts has expressed concern about the White House’s attempt to use digital tools to trace the patterns of COVID-19 infections.

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Senate Democrats to Introduce Bill Establishing 9/11-Style Coronavirus Commission

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced yesterday, April 10, that they plan to introduce legislation establishing a bipartisan commission to examine the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Senators Warren & Markey Wants Federal Agencies to Address Coronavirus-Related Racist & Xenophobic Attacks Against Asian Americans

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the country, reports of physical and verbal attacks against Asian Americans associated with the virus have spiked. There has been a “surge” of reports of incidents of racist and xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans to tip lines and news outlets across the country, with reports of many Asian Americans expressing fear for their physical safety and that of their family members and friends.

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Democratic caucus seeks to end using COVID-19 to hide administration actions

A group of 22 in the Senate Democratic caucus sent a letter to Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russell Vought Friday calling on OMB to indefinitely extend existing public comment periods and hearings until the public can safely gather after the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic have passed.

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Senators demand answers from Zoom concerning students’ safety and privacy

In response to recent reports concerning the cybersecurity of the videoconferencing platform Zoom, Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey sent a letter to Zoom Founder and CEO Eric Yuan urging him to investigate these incidents and prevent further breaches of security.

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Coronavirus exposed the lack of Internet access. Now some in Congress want to close that digital divide

“Every family should have access to broadband at home, every small business should have access to it,” Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said. “It is that indispensable.”

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Markey, Fonda see parallels between pandemic and climate change

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and actress Jane Fonda said they see clear parallels between the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, primarily what the consequences can look like if appropriate action is not taken to mitigate a crisis before it escalates.

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Trump needs to answer questions on coronavirus surveillance plans, senator says

Amid reports that US President Donald Trump is seeking to create a national coronavirus surveillance system, Sen. Edward J. Markey has urged the government to refrain from invading people’s privacy.

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Senator calls on FTC to create guidelines for video teleconferencing software

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, has sent a letter to the FTC on Wednesday requesting that the agency intervene.

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State Officials Praise Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Replace Canal Bridges

Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and Congressman William Keating, are praising the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its final Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report on the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges.

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Pandemic seen as fueling urgency around climate

Sen. Ed Markey and actress Jane Fonda drew a link Tuesday between the COVID-19 crisis and climate change, saying there are lessons to be learned from the response to the pandemic.

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Lawmaker calls out airlines over rejected refunds: ‘We bailed out your company’

The airlines are not listening to their passengers, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said in an interview on Wednesday. “They’re going to wind up paying a price for this in the next piece of legislation which we pass.”

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Ed Markey is ‘deeply concerned’ about the White House’s reported interest in a coronavirus surveillance network

In a statement Wednesday, the Massachusetts senator said he is seeking details about the effort by President Donald Trump’s administration to create a national coronavirus surveillance network.

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Ed Markey is pushing the federal government for expanded grocery store guidelines

On Tuesday, Markey sent a letter to the heads of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “issue and promote clear guidance for workers in the retail food industry and their customers.”

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Senator Markey Wants To Support Local Journalism In Future COVID-19 Relief Package

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and a group of 19 senators calling for funding to support local journalism and media in any future COVID-19 relief package.

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U.S. Senator: Grocers’ COVID-19 Measures Not Enough

On Tuesday, April 7, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., sent a letter to the heads of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asking them to “issue and promote clear guidance for workers in the retail food industry and their customers.”

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WALSH’S coronavirus playbook — MARKEY going live with JANE FONDA — Outbreak scrambles BUDGET plans

Sen. Ed Markey and Jane Fonda go live on Facebook.

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For Markey And Kennedy, Mics And Webcams Are Key Tools On The Virtual Campaign Trail

Markey has launched a new podcast, called “Markey on the Mic,” complete with a theme song sung by a campaign staffer at the beginning of each episode.

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Senator pushes for guidelines to keep food retail workers, consumers safe at supermarkets

Yet the fact that there are still clashes between employee and employer over coronavirus safety tells Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) almost everything he needs to know: There are not clear guidelines from government agencies on how to protect workers — and customers — during the ongoing pandemic.

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Coronavirus in the US: Sen. Ed Markey tells Jane Fonda ‘mighty battle’ ahead over clean energy in fourth COVID-19 relief package

The fourth COVID-19 relief package from the federal government must include a boost for clean energy and protections against climate change, Sen. Ed Markey told actor and climate activist Jane Fonda in a Facebook livestream on Tuesday.

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Senators ask EPA why it’s allowing pollution as coronavirus attacks lungs

On Friday, April 3, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to EPA head Andrew Wheeler, demanding that the agency answer six questions by April 17.

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