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.
Gabrielle Levy

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.
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Edward John "Ed" Markey (born July 11, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, serving since 1976. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes most of Boston's northern and western suburbs, such as Medford and Framingham. Markey is the Dean of both the Massachusetts and New England House delegations. He is the second-longest serving member of Congress from New England, behind Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Markey was born in raised in Malden, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College and Boston College Law School. He worked as an attorney and served in the United States Army Reserve for five years before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served two terms as a state representative. In 1976 he won a crowded special election to succeed deceased incumbent Torbert Macdonald, and took office in November 1976.

In the U.S. House, Markey is a liberal representative who has made energy policy his top priority. He sits on several energy committees and subcommittees, and is the former chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

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