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Coronavirus: Ed Markey steps up, the way he always does

Someone is stepping up. Ed Markey is the quintessential professional, knowledgeable, and effective legislator. This is the moment for a guy who understands the policy levers of government, and how they affect and save human lives; who takes his job with utmost seriousness. A workhorse, not a showhorse.

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Markey Monitoring Berkshire County COVID-19 Response

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey says he’s keeping an eye on conditions at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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We need a Manhattan Project to fight the coronavirus pandemic

The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that our health care system could need as many as 3.5 billion respirator-type masks — called N95s — during the next year. The nation’s stockpile, distressingly, contains only 12 million.

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Markey calls to curtail deportations, migrant detention amid coronavirus crisis

Senator Edward J. Markey on Tuesday called for the Department of Homeland Security to suspend “needless” deportations and release detained immigrants who don’t pose a public safety threat in light of the coronavirus crisis.

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Coronavirus: Sen. Ed Markey urges Department of Homeland Security to halt deportations, release detainees amid outbreak

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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Not everyone has internet access at home. Here’s how schools, companies, and officials are responding.

The lawmakers say the E-Rate program — which Markey penned as part of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 — could be a crucial source of emergency funding during the coronavirus pandemic. The program — which helps get schools and libraries online — has an annual cap of $4 billion, although only about $2 billion has been allocated this year.

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Ed Markey, MGH President Peter Slavin say coronavirus requires wartime-like response for medical equipment

Sen. Ed Markey says the country’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak requires a wartime-like mobilization of private manufacturing to meet demands for medical equipment, from gowns and facial masks to hand sanitizer.

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Markey calling for “Wartime manufacturing mobilization” of coronavirus tests, supplies

The Democrat is asking President Donald Trump to use his administration’s authority under the Defense Production Act to increase production of testing supplies and personal protective equipment against the coronavirus.

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Massachusetts lawmakers, officials are calling for a pause on evictions amid COVID-19

Sen. Ed Markey also indicated he’s onboard with emergency tenant protections.

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Warren and Markey ask Justice Department about confusion at immigration courts over CDC coronavirus fliers

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey on Wednesday sent a letter to the Trump administration requesting information about confusion that played out this week in the nation’s immigration courts over whether judges could hang up Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fliers about coronavirus after the Justice Department asked them to be taken down.

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Jewish Democratic Council of America Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) today announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.

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CAUCUS WEEK 4: Ed Markey Campaign Continues Caucus Success

With 70 percent of all caucus delegates now selected, and for the fourth caucus weekend in a row, the Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign reported big wins at caucus locations in all regions of the state, from Framingham to New Bedford, Lynn to Charlemont, and Watertown to Worcester.

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Senator Markey Participates in Stand Out with Leominster Hospital Nurses

Senator Ed Markey attended a stand out in support of the nurses of the UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital – Leominster Campus yesterday, who are in the middle of protracted contract negotiations with hospital administration.

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Indivisible Northampton Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate

Indivisible Northampton, a grassroots group committed to activating voters and holding elected officials accountable to the values of equality, justice, compassion, and inclusion, today announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.

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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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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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Senator slams Amazon over coronavirus price gouging on hand sanitizer and face masks

US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) is harshly criticizing what he sees as Amazon’s inconsistent response to ongoing coronavirus-related price gouging on the e-commerce company’s third-party Marketplace platform.

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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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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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JOE KENNEDY’S LEAD OVER ED MARKEY HAS FALLEN TO SIX POINTS AHEAD OF SENATE PRIMARY CHALLENGE: POLL

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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