Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy

Cyberattacks threaten electrical grid

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Steps must be taken to make sure that the national grid can be stabilized should a natural disaster or physical attack against grid infrastructure occur, said a U.S. government official.

Gomez launches Mass. Senate bid

BOSTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Gabriel Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL, Tuesday officially launched his Republican campaign for the U.S. Senate seat open in Massachusetts.

Lynch to run for U.S. Senate from Mass.

BOSTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch announced his run for the U.S. Senate Thursday, using a video to emphasize his blue-collar origins.

Fracking fluids under investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Members of Congress investigating chemicals used in U.S. natural gas "fracking" say they've revised their estimate of the amount of diesel fuel used.

Critics slam U.S. funds for Kennedy site

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Critics are blasting the use of millions in public funds to build a memorial to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy in the Dorchester area of Boston.

States, Congress to seek anti-BPA laws

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. federal and state lawmakers say they would work to ban the chemical bisphenol A from food and beverage containers.

FCC auction raises record and doubts

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A Federal Communications Commission auction Tuesday raised a record in dollars but failed to sell critical public safety airwaves known as D Block.

Disney pledges to discourage smoking

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Walt Disney studio officials committed to discouraging cigarette smoking in its films in a letter to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee chairman.

GOP-led FCC now faces Democrats' scrutiny

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which infrequently sparred with the Republican-run Congress, faces more scrutiny with Democrats in charge. The Republican-controlled FCC -- which makes decisions on telephone, television, radio, Internet and oth

Congress cuts oil company welfare

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to pressure companies to renegotiate more than 1,000 leases for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Net neutrality provision dumped

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Telecom companies won a round in Congress late Wednesday when the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted down the Democratic-backed Net neutrality amendment to a telecom-reform bill in a 34-22 vote.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

Congressmen want pension manager probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Two U.S. lawmakers have asked a congressional arm to investigate whether federal pension oversight agencies are properly monitoring pension fund managers.

Democrat: Provision 'outsources' torture

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A senior Democrat released a letter Wednesday signed by 60 House members criticizing the alleged "outsourcing of terror" in an intelligence reform bill.

Markey denounces 9/11 reform bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A senior Democratic House member Friday blasted the passage of what he called a "flawed bill" to implement the Sept. 11 commission recommendations.
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Edward J. Markey
Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff and Representative Edward J. Markey D-MA pose for a snap shot at the White House Congressional Picnic. The event was held on the White House South Lawn on June 15, 2006. (UPI Photo/Dennis Brack/Pool)

Edward John "Ed" Markey (born July 11, 1946) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1976, representing the 7th District of Massachusetts. 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 and raised in Malden, the son of Christina M. (née Courtney) and John E. Markey, a milkman. He was raised in an Irish Catholic family and educated at Malden Catholic High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. He served in the United States Army Reserve, and was a lawyer and member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing Malden and Melrose from 1972 to 1976.

In May 1976, longtime 7th District Congressman Torby Macdonald died in office. Markey won a crowded seven-way primary for the seat, which was tantamount to election in this heavily Democratic district. He has been reelected 16 times with no substantive opposition by an average of over 70 percent of the vote.

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