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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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Senate Dems push for end to ‘qualified immunity’ after George Floyd death

Neily added: “We applaud the efforts of Senators Harris, Markey, and Booker to right this historical wrong and create a culture of genuine accountability for police, prosecutors, and other public officials.”

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Letter: Senator Markey has been picking up Trump’s slack

Senator Markey has been filling in the large gaps the White House has created in their management of the coronavirus pandemic. He is demanding the EPA halt these deadly new guidelines, showing the kind of thoughtful leadership we need during national emergencies.

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Proposed law would guarantee refunds for flights canceled during pandemic

The proposed law, backed by five Democrats — Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Kamala Harris of California — would require both major carriers and third-party ticket sellers to offer full refunds, in cash, for any tickets canceled during the pandemic, whether it was the airline canceling the flight or an individual passenger deciding not to travel.

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Markey, Harris, Booker to introduce resolution calling for elimination of qualified immunity

Three Senate Democrats will introduce a resolution calling for the elimination of so-called qualified immunity for police officers, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced Wednesday.

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Sen. Markey Pushes To End “Qualified Immunity”

Senator Ed Markey has joined two other U.S. Senators introducing a resolution that would put an end to personal lawsuit protections for police officers.

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Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey introduces resolution to abolish legal protections for officers using excessive force

In a press conference Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins spoke out against the practice of qualified immunity, which shields government officials, including police officers, from being sued for discretionary actions performed on the job.

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Sen. Ed Markey Files Bill To End Legal Doctrine He Says Shields Police Officers From Accountability

Markey introduced a bill with Sen. Kamala Harris (D⁠ — Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker ( ⁠— -NJ) Wednesday to eliminate the doctrine, called qualified immunity, which protects public officials ⁠— including the police ⁠— from civil lawsuits for actions they take on the job.

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Markey seeks end to immunity for police officers in civil suits

US Senator Edward J. Markey joined local Black community leaders Wednesday calling for an end to qualified immunity, the concept that a police officer can be protected from liability for most job-related conduct.

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Passenger rail bill unveiled by congressmen

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey has announced new legislation that he says would help expand passenger rail service across Western Massachusetts.

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U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris, Edward J. Markey, and Cory Booker Introduce Senate Resolution to Abolish Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement, Hold Officers Accountable for Police Brutality

U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Wednesday announced a new Senate resolution that calls for the elimination of qualified immunity for law enforcement officers.

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Senators Pushing For Monthly $2000 Stimulus Check

Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey have proposed the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act, which instead of a one-time $1,200 check would send up to $2,000 a month to anyone earning $120,000 a year or less.

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Mass. officials react to Trump’s vow to use military force against violent protests if local governments don’t act

“It would be the act of a dictator,” Markey told The Boston Globe. “It would be un-American. It would be an attempt by the president to further foment dissension in our country, rather than bringing us together. I think it’s the act of a desperate man who continues to play to his right-wing base, and I will fight him every single step of the way to make sure that he cannot militarize his campaign in order to try to secure votes for his re-election.”

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Kennedy presses on presence, Markey cites support of leaders in western Massachusetts

The debate was the first in the race since Feb. 18 and it was held at the Springfield studios of Western Mass News and broadcast live in multiple markets and states, with moderators from four different outlets.

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Markey, Kennedy Return To A Changed Landscape In Senate Campaign

Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy participated in an hour-long broadcast debate Monday night.

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Mass. pols push back on Trump’s military threat

Healey’s comments came the morning after U.S. Sen. Edward Markey described Trump’s Rose Garden remarks as “un-American,” and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy said a military response to the anger being displayed on the streets would not work.

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MA: Markey, Neal tout Massachusetts East-West Rail with new infrastructure bill

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal unveiled a bill that would pump billions into passenger rail funding — and touted how it could lay the tracks for the long-discussed East-West Rail as both men fight for re-election.

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Election 2020: Sen. Ed Markey picks up host of western Mass. endorsements in primary against Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Sen. Ed Markey has picked up a host of recent endorsements from local officials based in western Massachusetts, including mayors, city councilors and local school board members in a region taking center stage in a live televised debate with primary challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Sunday night.

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Election 2020: Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy III to debate in Springfield amid coronavirus, unrest nationwide

Markey, 73, has consistently said he’s running on a 40-year track record of getting things done in Congress, including successful fights against the fossil fuel and gun industries. An original co-sponsor of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act, Markey has focused on his background fighting for Alzheimer’s research and efforts to successfully secure $200 million in National Institutes of Health for a universal flu vaccine.

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Mass. Senator Has Trains on His Brain

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced the “Building Rail Across Intercity Networks To Ride Around Interior of the Nation” (BRAIN TRAIN) Act. The legislation authorizes $5 billion annually, for a total of $25 billion over five years, to invest in “high-performance” intercity passenger rail service that will connect communities within a state, across states and around the country.

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Markey and Kennedy mix it up in Senate debate

“It’s not just our buildings which are on fire,” Markey said of the unrest that has erupted in US cities. “It is the very soul of our country which is on fire right now. And that fire will not go out until we confront the systemic racism that is built into our society.”

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Markey calls Trump ‘scum’ over comments on George Floyd protests

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) lashed out at President Trump on Monday, calling him “scum” and accusing him of “fueling” racism and hatred in America amid protests over the death of George Floyd.

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Mass. elected officials denounce Trump’s threat to use military to quell protests

“It would be the act of a dictator,” Markey said. “It would be un-American. It would be an attempt by the president to further foment dissension in our country, rather than bringing us together. I think it’s the act of a desperate man who continues to play to his right-wing base, and I will fight him every single step of the way to make sure that he cannot militarize his campaign in order to try to secure votes for his re-election.”

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Markey Calls Trump ‘Scum’ For Advice To Crack Down On Protests

Senator Ed Markey had harsh words for President Donald Trump following a national governors’ call on Monday. Markey tweeted that Trump was “scum” for his response to protests against police brutality, following the death of George Floyd.

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Key Questions, Answered, As Markey And Kennedy Debate Monday Evening

Throughout his long political career, Markey has been a consistent progressive voice in Washington, from the early days of the nuclear freeze movement, which he supported, to the Green New Deal, which he co-sponsored with Rep. Alexandria Occasion Cortez (D-NY) in 2019. Markey has also advocated for Medicare for All, tighter gun control, net neutrality, as well as immigrant and LGBT rights, among other progressive causes.

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Sen. Ed Markey calls Trump ‘scum’ in pointed tweet on ‘fueling racist hate and violence in our country’

US Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts issued a firm rebuke to President Trump on Twitter Monday afternoon.

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Kennedy, Markey debate for first time since COVID-19 surge, death of George Floyd

The second debate between the two happened exactly three months before the 2020 Senate primary.

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US Senators Urge Probe of TikTok on Children’s Privacy

Faced with compelling evidence that this wildly popular social media platform is blatantly flouting binding U.S. privacy rules, the FTC should move swiftly to launch an investigation and forcefully hold violators accountable, said the letter, which was signed by Democratic Senators Ed Markey, an author of COPPA, and Richard Blumenthal.

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Sen. Markey Introduces ‘Brain Train’ Act to Expand Passenger Rail Across New England

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Environment and Public Works Committee, last week announced introduction of the Building Rail Across Intercity Networks To Ride Around Interior of the Nation (BRAIN TRAIN) Act.

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Markey, Kennedy to debate amid protests, coronavirus pandemic

“We must say loudly and clearly that Black lives matter and demand an end to police violence against Black Americans,” wrote Markey, a Malden Democrat, on Twitter Sunday before his 5:30 p.m. virtual conversation with Michael Curry, former president of Boston’s NAACP as well as Rahsaan Hall of the ACLU and others.

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