Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Small business leaders joined Senate Democrats on the Hill Thursday to lend their support to a push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
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Senate Democrats pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats, showing consensus on the need to address climate change, spoke in a marathon that ended early Tuesday before legislative business began.

Democrats push bills in House, Senate to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and the House have introduced legislation to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

FTC asked to look into outlet store marketing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Four Democratic members of Congress have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to look into potentially fraudulent marketing practices at outlet stores.

Catherine Clark wins race to succeed Ed Markey in U.S. House

BOSTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Democrat Katherine Clark handily defeated Republican Frank Addivinola Tuesday in a special congressional election in Massachusetts, results showed.

EPA to move to limit coal, gas plant emissions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Proposed power-plant carbon limits reflect the realities of "a carbon-constrained world," a U.S. regulator said before announcing the limits Friday.

Markey: Keep gas at home for security

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. senator said exporting domestic natural gas could expose the country to terrorism threats associated with Yemeni resource shipments.
Paul, Cruz back Gillibrand military sex-assault revamp

Paul, Cruz back Gillibrand military sex-assault revamp

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Two Tea Party Senate firebrands joined Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in pressing to end U.S. military commanders' power to decide which sex assaults to prosecute.

Poll: Markey leads Gomez in Mass. special election for U.S. Senate

BOSTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Democrat Edward Markey is 10 percentage points ahead of Republican Gabriel Gomez in Massachusetts's U.S. Senate special election, a Suffolk Poll showed Monday.

Poll gives Markey 49 percent of Mass. Senate vote

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 23 (UPI) -- A poll Sunday gave Democrat Edward Markey a comfortable lead in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.
Obama visits Boston, stumps for Markey

Obama visits Boston, stumps for Markey

BOSTON, June 12 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama visited Boston Wednesday, campaigning for Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey and saying he welcomes working with Senate Republicans.
Biden lashes out at GOP during Markey fundraiser

Biden lashes out at GOP during Markey fundraiser

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at the Republican Party, saying it has become intimidated by freshmen Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.

Obama schedule for Wednesday, June 5

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- President Obama travels to Massachusetts and Florida Wednesday to speak at Democratic events, the White House said.

U.S. oil, gas debate shifts north

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is called on to enact measures that would prohibit oil and gas exploration in an arctic reserve, U.S. House leaders said.

Offshore wind to boost U.S. energy security

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Offering acreage off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to wind energy developers is a boost for U.S. energy security, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said.

Mass. Senate hopeful Gomez calls opponent Markey 'pond scum'

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez called his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ed Markey, "pond scum" in an interview.

Outrage over 2010 BP spill charge dismissal

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- A member of Congress who led an investigation into the BP oil spill in 2010 expressed outrage that a judge threw out a charge against a former BP executive.

U.S.-Mexico border oil plan clears House

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A bill that lifts a moratorium on drilling along the U.S-Mexico maritime border has been advanced, the House Natural Resources Committee said.

Democrats' report damns offshore safety

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Democrats on a House energy committee said major risks remain for offshore energy explorers more than three years after the BP oil spill.

Exxon defends Pegasus response

IRVING, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- All of the freestanding oil from the March oil spill from the Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas has been recovered, Exxon Mobil said.

Oil critics pounce on Arkansas spill

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The pipeline spill in Arkansas serves as a reminder that oil companies aren't doing a good job of transporting Canadian crude safely, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said.

Markey proposes halt to oil, gas exports

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. oil and natural gas should stay in the domestic market to ensure regional energy security, two East Coast Democratic lawmakers said.

Markey tries to keep green sector going

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Cutting the federal budget could make it more difficult for the United States to add renewables to its energy mix, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said.

Shell's arctic program faces more setbacks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Shell needs to address a series of safety violations revealed by the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the company's work off the Alaskan coast, a U.S. lawmaker said.

U.S. budget woes may cripple energy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Pending cuts to the U.S. budget means some energy policies backed by Republicans may get eliminated, said U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
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