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Democratic Senators Present Cash Payments Bill For Unemployed During COVID-19

In US news and current events today, Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey and other Senate Democrats have unveiled their proposal for cash payments to those unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ed Markey rips Joe Kennedy as ‘progressive-in-name-only’ in heated debate

“It took Congressman Kennedy two years to sign on to Medicare for All,” he said. “That’s not progressive leadership.”

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Kennedy-Markey Senate Battle Heats Up in Massachusetts

The campaigns have emerged after weeks of coronavirus lockdown, meeting for a debate last week and with another planned for Monday

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States scramble to deal with potential spikes in unemployment fraud, prompting Democrats to demand answers

Signing the letter with Murray and Wyden were Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Edward J. Markey (Mass.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).

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Cheques mensuales de $2,000: proyecto plantea ambiciosa ayuda por coronavirus

El proyecto de ley Apoyo Mensual a la Crisis Económica fue presentado por los senadores demócradas Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders y Ed Markey.

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Kennedy, Markey support defunding police

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey and U.S. Rep Joseph P. Kennedy III clashed over criminal justice reform during a fiery debate Monday night while agreeing on sweeping and controversial law enforcement reforms that would take money away from state and local police.

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Democrats prepare to push clean energy in recovery packages

Even though Democrats have not cited the Green New Deal resolution in their push for industry support, many Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have repeatedly brought up the plan issued last year by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) that seeks a speedy overhaul of the U.S. economy to fight climate change.

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Families Could Get $10,000 A Month With Senate Stimulus Proposal

The bill, which comes from Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Ed Markey, is similar to universal basic income since it provides some citizens with guaranteed money each month, at least until the pandemic ends. They call it the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act and with it, individuals making under $120,000 would get up to $2,000 a week from the government. Additionally, people would receive $2,000 per child for up to three kids.

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Sen. Markey Presses Clearview AI on Facial Recognition Monitoring During Nationwide Protests

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today, June 8, called on Clearview AI to provide greater transparency and firm commitments to not violate Americans’ civil liberties.

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Kennedy, Markey unleash attacks at third televised Senate debate

“Congressman Kennedy is a progressive in name only,” Markey said.

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Kennedy, Markey clash over race, criminal justice during WPRI 12 Senate debate

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and his challenger, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, faced off during a televised debate hosted by WPRI 12, discussing a variety of issues including nationwide protests over racial injustice, the public health crisis caused by COVID-19 and ongoing economic challenges in Southeastern Massachusetts. The debate was moderated by WPRI 12’s Tim White and Ted Nesi.

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Markey Presses Clearview AI on Facial Recognition

In a letter dated Monday (June 8) Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is pressing Clearview AI to commit to not violating Americans’ civil liberties, a response to reports that cities where people are protesting against systemic racism and the death of George Floyd “have access” to Clearview’s facial recognition technology.

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Una propuesta en el senado buscaría entregar hasta $10,000 dólares para hacer frente a la pandemia del coronavirus

Una propuesta podría poner hasta $10,000 dólares por familia al mes mientras dure la crisis del coronavirus. El proyecto de ley es llamado Ley de Apoyo Mensual ante la Crisis Económica y fue presentado en el mes de mayo por la senadora por California Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders y Ed Markey.

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Markey and Warren Seek $500M in Additional Fisheries Aid

U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren on Friday called on U.S. Senate leadership to include $500 million in additional fisheries assistance in the next coronavirus recovery package.

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Senate proposal could provide as much as $10,000 per month to American families to weather coronavirus pandemic

The bill, named the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act, was introduced in May by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; and Ed Markey, D-Mass.

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Markey Urges SBA & Treasury To Streamline Paycheck Protection Program’s Loan Forgiveness Process for Small-Dollar Borrowers

U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Ed Markey (D-MA), both members of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) Committee, this week requested the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of the Treasury implement a streamlined Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application and reduce paperwork for borrowers with loans of $100,000 or less.

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MA Politicians To “Wear Orange” To Mark Gun Violence Awareness

Some of the officials and community leaders to be featured in the special online content to be released at noon include: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator Edward Markey

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Senator Menendez & Markey Promote Productive Relationship with the WHO

Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), were joined by a group of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democrats in sending a letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General World Health Organization (WHO), to advance a productive relationship between the U.S. and the WHO as well as inquire about the organization’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mass. teachers union endorses Markey’s reelection bid

One of the state’s most powerful labor unions has endorsed US Senator Edward M. Markey’s re-election campaign. The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts, a chapter of one of the nation’s largest teachers unions, announced Saturday night that it has endorsed Markey, who is seeking his second full-term in the senate.

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Dems Introduce Bill to Curb President’s Insurrection Act Powers After Trump Threatens to Send Troops to Cities Across US

The CIVIL Act, which Blumenthal hopes to include in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is co-sponsored by Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.).

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Three senators criticize AT&T for its HBO Max offering’s ‘data caps’ on networks

The Dallas telecommunications and media company appears to diverge from net neutrality principles by not counting the use of its own HBO Max product against customer data caps, a letter addressed to CEO Randall Stephenson from U.S. Sens. Edward Markey, Richard Blumenthal and Ron Wyden said this week.

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Markey’s BRAIN TRAIN Would Connect Cities With New Rail Network

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey has unveiled new legislation calling for the creation of a massive intercity rail network across the Northeast and the rest of the country.

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Lead Dems back bill to ban live nuclear tests

The bill is led by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and a longtime arms control advocate on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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AT&T Violates Net Neutrality Principles With HBO Max, Lawmakers Say

“The Trump FCC may have gutted critical net neutrality protections, but AT&T nonetheless has a responsibility to avoid any policies or practices that harm consumers and stifle competition,” Sens. Ed Markey (Massachusetts), Ron Wyden (Oregon) and Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) said in a letter sent Thursday to CEO Randall Stephenson.

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Democratic Senators Chide AT&T for Favoring HBO Max Over Rivals

AT&T has a “policy of favoring a specific streaming service in a manner that appears to runs contrary to your stated support for a free and open internet,” Democratic Sens. Edward J. Markey (Mass.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), said in a letter to CEO Randall Stephenson.

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3 senators are raising net neutrality and antitrust concerns over AT&T’s move to not count HBO Max streaming toward customer data caps

In a letter to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on Thursday, Sens. Edward Markey, Richard Blumenthal, and Ron Wyden asked the telecom giant for answers over its move to not count HBO Max toward customers’ data caps.

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Senators Criticize AT&T for Apparently Favoring HBO Max by Not Counting Streaming Against Data Caps

Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., penned a letter to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, rebuking him for not counting HBO Max usage against users’ monthly data caps.

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Senators criticize AT&T for not counting HBO Max toward data caps

Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CO) have written a letter to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson criticizing the company’s decision to exempt HBO Max streaming data from counting toward AT&T mobile customers’ data caps.

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Pressley, Markey Push To End ‘Qualified Immunity’ For Police

Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sen. Ed Markey are leading a bicameral push to end qualified immunity for law enforcement officers — the legal doctrine that shields public officials from personal liability for acts committed in the line of duty.

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Amid Protests, Sen. Ed Markey Promises A Public Apology For Every Wrongfully Convicted Prisoner In Massachusetts

“We owe an apology to two million African-American young men who we put in jail as part of the war on drugs in the 1990’s,” Markey responded. “So we just have to take all of this and ensure that we are going to put together laws so that we provide the restoration of the rights for the people who have been denied them.”

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