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Senator Edward Markey

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy will debate Monday night in Springfield.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party is expected to cancel the party convention scheduled for May 30th because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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100 U.S. Senators may soon be wrapping up their time as jurors in a national trial. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey.

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In Congress for more than four decades, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey will seek a second term next year. The Democrat sat down with WAMC on Friday in Pittsfield to talk about the 2020 election, abortion rights, impeachment, and Robert Mueller’s press conference this week.

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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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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey has been in western Massachusetts the last two days. Markey met with mayors in North Adams, Northampton, Pittsfield and Springfield.

After meeting with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in his city hall office Tuesday afternoon, Markey said the common denominator to help boost the economies of the cities of western Massachusetts is transportation.  He said he is hopeful Congress can strike a deal to keep federal funds flowing to highway, bridge, and rail projects for the next three years.

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Two New England U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corporation.

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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate recently campaigned in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Brian Herr is challenging Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat who’s represented the commonwealth in Congress since 1976.

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is calling for a three pronged approach to the current drug abuse crisis that has produced an alarming spike in deaths blamed on heroin overdoses.

Senator Markey wants an expanded effort to prevent overdose deaths, increased availability of treatment for drug addiction, and to speed the rollout of new and improved treatments.

" We have to get at this issue and do it soon, because it has already doubled the number of deaths in Massachusetts in the last ten years and it will double it again. That is why I'm concerned about it."

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U.S. Senator Edward Markey visited Pittsfield today on a tour of western Massachusetts.