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Senator Edward Markey
Senator Edward Markey

Massachusetts’ Senate primary appears to be a dead heat.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey. This interview was recorded on May 19.

Senator Edward Markey
Senator Edward Markey

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is dubious about the Heroes Act.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey. This interview was recorded on May 19.

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Even during the pandemic, the political calendar goes forward.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his interview with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey. This interview was recorded on March 17.

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Earlier today, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to mobilize production of coronavirus testing kits and personal protective equipment on a wartime level. Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey called on Trump to use the act – crafted in 1950 during the Korean War –  March 15th. The Democrat spoke with WAMC what the act entails, and the shortages Massachusetts faces during the pandemic.

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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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On Friday, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey announced that he brokered a deal with Charter Communications that will bring Massachusetts news back to the dial in Berkshire County. The Democrat says Springfield NBC affiliate WWLP will return to Charter subscribers’ channel lineup for the first time in three years. Markey spoke with WAMC about the deal, and his expectations for Super Tuesday.

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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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On Monday, U.S. Senator Ed Markey was in Berkshire County for an Environmental Protection Agency press conference on a new cleanup plan for the Housatonic River. The Democrat spoke with WAMC about the plan and the activists who oppose it. Markey also discussed what it was like to see President Donald Trump acquitted on charges of abuse of power in the Senate impeachment trial last week.

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In August, the Federal Communications Commission voted to change 35-year-old rules on how cable companies pay for Public, Educational and Government access television and radio stations nationwide. Shawn Serre is the Executive Director of Pittsfield Community Television and WTBR, public access stations that would be impacted by the move to cut back the amount of funding private corporations must provide them. He sat down with WAMC explain why the changes threaten some public broadcasters, and how new legislation proposed by Democratic Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey could protect them.

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy have gotten most of the attention in the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic primary. But a third candidate remains in the race for Senate: Shannon Liss-Riordan. A labor attorney from Texas with a degree from Harvard, Liss-Riordan touts her experience representing workers against corporations like Uber, Starbucks, and American Airlines. She sat down with WAMC to talk about why she got into the contentious primary.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey campaigned in Pittsfield Saturday as he tries to fend off a challenge from one of the most famous names in politics.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey made a campaign stop in Pittsfield Saturday morning.

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With Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy challenging U.S. Senator Ed Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary, some Berkshire County state lawmakers are taking sides.

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With Congressman Joe Kennedy challenging U.S. Senator Ed Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary, some Western Massachusetts politicians are taking sides.

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Congressman Joe Kennedy III campaigned in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Sunday after announcing his bid to unseat Senator Ed Markey, a fellow Democrat.

Green New Deal forum at the Albany Public Library.
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In February, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey introduced a Green New Deal resolution: a set of proposed economic stimulus programs to address climate change and racial and social economic inequalities. Over the weekend, about 100 people attended a Green New Deal forum at the Albany Public Library.

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Senator Edward Markey

U.S. senators including Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders of Vermont have signed onto a bill that would reverse Thursday’s Federal Communications Commission vote and restore net neutrality regulations. 

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Opposition to the Trump administration dominated the conversation at Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s town hall in Pittsfield Sunday.

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U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are pushing legislation that would require used cars that contain recalled, unsafe parts to be repaired before being sold or leased.

What role can Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey play in the Trump era?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey say transportation bills making their way through Congress lack important safety measures and underfund the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  For the first time in several cycles, the U.S. Senate race in November was an afterthought.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Senator Ed Markey won easily, but now finds himself in the minority.