Ed (Ed) Markey (D)
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Senator
Room 255 DSOB- Dirksen Senate Office Building 100 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2106

Residence: Malden, MA
Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Susan Blumenthal   DOB: 7/11/1946
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairSenate Climate Change Clearinghouse
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
Co-ChairBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
FC MemberJoint Whistleblower Protection Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
FC MemberSenate Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
MemberSenate Committee on Foreign Relations
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
Co-ChairCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus

Bio

Senator Edward J. Markey, a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy, has a prolific legislative record on major issues across the policy spectrum and a deep commitment to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts and our country. While serving for 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Markey fought for his constituents throughout his Congressional District. When he was Dean of the Massachusetts delegation in the House, he worked to harness the energy and influence of his colleagues on behalf of the entire Commonwealth. Elected to the Senate in a special election in June 2013, Senator Markey is bringing his experience, energy and expertise to fight for all the people of Massachusetts. Senator Markey has amassed an unparalleled record of energy and environmental legislative achievements. He has consistently fought to create new jobs in American clean energy and served as a leading consumer champion against rising gas prices and foreign oil. He is the principal House author of the 2007 fuel economy law, which will increase fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, the first increase in a generation. He also is the author of the appliance efficiency act of 1987, which stopped the construction of hundreds of coal-fired plants. Senator Markey authored the law that established the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, and he is the author of the revolutionary law that requires electricity regulators to open up the wholesale electric power market for the first time. In 2009, Congressman Markey was the co-author of the landmark Waxman-Markey bill, the only comprehensive climate legislation ever to pass a chamber of Congress. It gave hope to the world that the United States was serious about addressing climate change and helped America effectively negotiate with the international community. In the House of Representatives, Congressman Markey served as the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, a signature committee established by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He also served on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where he was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. A member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Senator Markey is a national leader on telecommunications policy, technology and privacy. In the House, he served for 20 years as Chair or Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, where he fostered the growth of new information technologies and was the principal author of many of the laws now governing our nation's telephone, broadcasting, cable television, wireless, and broadband communications systems. He is the House author of the 1992 Cable Act, which increased choices for millions of consumers and enabled satellite-delivered programming to be more widely offered. He also authored the law in 1993 that moved over 200 MHz of spectrum from government to commercial use, creating the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th wireless phone companies. New companies entered the market with digital technology, forcing the incumbents to innovate and invest and pushing mobile phone prices down.

Congressman Markey authored the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996, ushering competition into the telecommunications marketplace and unleashing private sector investment. Competition remains Senator Markey's economic mantra-in his words, "ruthless Darwinian competition that would bring a smile to Adam Smith." He has been instrumental in breaking up anti-consumer, anti-innovative monopolies in electricity, long-distance and local telephone service, cable television, and international satellite services. While in the House, Congressman Markey introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, the first net neutrality bill introduced in Congress, to ensure that as the Internet continues to evolve, it remains a level playing field guided by the principles of openness, competition and innovation. He also has been a key leader on providing privacy protections for personal information such as medical records, financial records, and on-line purchases. He has championed strengthening privacy protections for children and is the House author of the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), the primary law that safeguards children's privacy online.

From 2003 to 2009 in the House of Representatives, Senator Markey also served as a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee. In that capacity, he focused on closing gaps in our homeland defenses, particularly in the areas of nuclear, aviation, maritime, liquefied natural gas and chemical security. In the wake of the 9-11 attacks, he authored the first-ever mandate in the law that 100% of cargo on passenger planes is screened, and 100% of all maritime cargo is scanned before entering America's ports. Senator Markey also was the leader of the national Nuclear Freeze movement and has been a Congressional champion on nuclear nonproliferation. He is the author of some of the most important Wall Street reform laws since the Great Depression, including statutes that strengthened penalties against insider trading, improved federal oversight over the stock and futures markets, and reformed regulation of the government securities market. Senator Markey was born in Malden, Massachusetts, on July 11, 1946. He attended Boston College (B.A., 1968) and Boston College Law School (J.D., 1972). He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was elected to the Massachusetts State House where he served two terms representing Malden and Melrose. He is married to Dr. Susan Blumenthal.








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