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Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey want to give Americans $2,000 a month during coronavirus crisis

Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey introduced a bill Friday to give most Americans $2,000 a month during the coronavirus pandemic, as historic job losses leave millions scrambling to cover bills.

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Democratic senators propose $2,000 monthly payments to most Americans

On Friday, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will release their Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act. It would dramatically expand upon the $1,200 sent to Americans as part of March’s gargantuan coronavirus response bill.

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Mass. fishing industry in line for $28M in fed aid

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and about two dozen of their colleagues are pressing for more fishing industry aid in the next potential COVID-19 relief law.

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Sen. Markey Introduces Bill That Provides $2,000 Monthly Check to U.S. Residents

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass) is one of three senators who introduced legislation on Friday, that if passed, would provide a monthly $2,000 check to those struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ed Markey, Kamala Harris And Bernie Sanders Propose Monthly $2,000 Payments Throughout Coronavirus Crisis

Sen. Ed Markey, of Massachusetts, is teaming up with Senators Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders to propose a significant increase to the support Americans are getting from the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduces Legislation to Counter Human Rights Abuses Worldwide Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act makes clear that, as a lead drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a long history of global leadership, the United States should encourage the protection of internationally recognized human rights during the Coronavirus response, both in its own policies at home, and through diplomacy and development assistance abroad.

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Congressional delegation seeks aid for Steamship Authority

“This unprecedented time means extensive measures have been taken to prioritize public health, which have led to a significant drop in ferry passenger activity,” Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. William Keating, all Democrats, say in the letter.

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Ed Markey wants to boost coronavirus relief payments — and make them monthly

Markey says direct cash assistance is the best way to make sure that no one in need gets left behind; the program would also use information from federal and state agencies to ensure that individuals who haven’t recently filed a tax return or don’t have a social security number get a payment.

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A Decade After Securing Amendment Requiring National Broadband Plan, Sen. Markey Introduces Bill Update Due To Coronavirus Crisis

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, yesterday, May 7, announced the National Broadband Plan for the Future Act, legislation that instructs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the National Broadband Plan, as well as study how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Americans live, learn, and work online.

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Democratic Senators Introduce Legislation Restoring WHO Funding

The Democratic legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Chris Coons of Delaware, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey.

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Democrats Propose Coronavirus Relief Plan that Would Give U.S. Residents $2,000 Every Month

On Friday, Democratic Sens. Ed Markey, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that — if passed into law — would set up a monthly payment program for U.S. residents making less than $120,000 a year.

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Sen. Markey & Rep. Titus Lead Colleagues in Urging State Department & USAID To Protect Global LGBTQ+ Population During Pandemic

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Representative Dina Titus (NV-01) yesterday, May 7, led 45 lawmakers in calling on the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to take urgent action to protect the global LGBTQI population and other vulnerable communities that are being persecuted and discriminated against during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Legislative delegation seeks additional funding for Steamship Authority

“Due to the dramatic decrease in ridership as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSA is struggling to continue their operations and the SSA has stated that they will not be able to provide needed services to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket after this month without financial relief,” wrote U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, and Rep. William Keating in a letter to House speaker Nancy Pelosi, minority leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer.

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Sen. Ed Markey On Proposal For Monthly $2,000 Stimulus Checks During Pandemic

Our goal would be to basically deal with the reality that a single check is not sufficient for households that are struggling, Markey said.

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Lawmakers Want To Get Americans More Relief Money. Here’s What They Propose

The latest proposal from Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ed Markey D-Mass., is a plan for the federal government to provide $2,000 a month for every individual earning less than $120,000, including children and other dependents. The draft legislation would extend the payments until three months after the public health emergency is lifted.

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State nets $28M in federal funds to help fishing industry

“The $28 million in aid for Massachusetts should only be the beginning,” Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said in a statement Friday.

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Markey, Warren, Keating Seek Federal Aid for Steamship Authority

In a letter sent to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer on May 7, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, and Cong. Bill Keating pleaded for additional dollars for ferries, citing the SSA’s plummet in passenger traffic and the fiscal strains caused by the pandemic.

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Congressional leaders: Throw SSA a lifeline

In a joint letter to House and Senate leaders signed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), U.S. Sen. Ed. Markey and U.S. Rep. William Keating, they urge financial support for the ferry industry, which have experienced “unparalleled economic challenges due to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).”

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Senate Dems Unveil Comprehensive COVID-19 International Response and Recovery Act

As the Senate reconvenes despite the continued spread of coronavirus, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in introducing sweeping comprehensive legislation to provide an additional $9 billion in funding to help support international efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Senators Request $26 Billion in Research Funding

Led by Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., the May 4 letter details the need to help researchers not working on COVID-19 projects.

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Because One Check ‘Not Nearly Enough,’ Harris, Sanders, and Markey Bill Would Provide $2,000 Monthly Payments for Rest of Covid-19 Crisis

Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Ed Markey introduced legislation Friday that would provide most U.S. households with $2,000 monthly payments per person for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis, a proposal that comes as Democratic and Republican leaders continue to resist sending additional cash directly to people even as corporations get trillions in no-strings-attached bailout funds.

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Pandemic Points Up Need For New Broadband Plan, Sen. Says

Under the National Broadband Plan for the Future Act, unveiled by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., on Thursday, the agency would be directed to develop a new plan for closing the digital divide and studying the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the country’s internet needs.

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Harris, Sanders and Markey want to give every American $2,000 per month

Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Edward J. Markey are joining in draft legislation that was reviewed ahead of official release by CQ Roll Call that would provide $2,000 per month to all Americans, including children and others of those claimed as dependents.

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Harris, Sanders, Markey propose $2,000 monthly payments amid coronavirus pandemic

“A single check is not sufficient for households that are struggling during this health and economic crisis. Americans need more than just one payment,” Markey said.

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Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Ed Markey team up to propose monthly payments of $2K during pandemic

In response to the worsening economic crisis facing the country, Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont along with Ed Markey of Massachusetts will introduce a bill aimed at establishing a rebate payment program that would deliver $2,000 dollars to US residents including children until the Covid-19 pandemic has ended.

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Nine senators — including Warren and Sanders — pen open letter to Amazon about worker firings

Cosigned by Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ed Markey, Richard Blumenthal and Tammy Baldwin, the letter notes: Given the clear public history of these four workers’ advocacy on behalf of health and safety conditions for workers in Amazon warehouses preceding their terminations, and Amazon’s vague public statements regarding violations of “internal policies,” we are seeking additional information to understand exactly what those internal policies are.

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Frontier Airlines won’t charge passengers to keep the middle seat empty following backlash from lawmakers

Earlier this week, in a letter to Biffle, Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen, Illinois Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey called the pricing “unreasonable and disproportional,” particularly when other airlines had taken similar measures without charging customers.

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Nine Senators Including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders And Kamala Harris Ask Jeff Bezos To Explain Why Amazon Fired Whistleblowers

The nine senators who co-signed the letter with Warren, Sanders and Harris are Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

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Frontier Airlines ends ‘more room’ sale that allowed passengers purchase empty middle seats for $39 after it was slammed for being a ‘cash grab during a pandemic’ by Congressional leaders

The letter was in response to harsh from U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tennessee) and Jesus G. ‘Chuy’ Garcia (D-Illinois), and U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).

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Exclusive: 47 lawmakers call for LGBTQ inclusion in U.S. int’l coronavirus efforts

A bicameral group of congressional lawmakers led by Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) are calling on the Trump administration to ensure international efforts to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic overseas include relief for LGBTQ people.

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