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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Broad Coalition of Senate Democrats Call on Top Consumer Agency to Move Swiftly to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements in Everyday Financial Contracts
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Call to Help Improve Vehicle Cybersecurity and Privacy Protections
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 26, 2016 Letter to Toshikai Mikoshiba, President and CEO of Honda North America- Blumenthal & Markey Call on Honda to Immediately Issue "Do Not Drive" Order for Vehicles with These Air Bags
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills
July 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Meredith Attwell Baker, the president and CEO of CTIA - The Wireless Association- Exploring How Wireless Carriers May Reduce Unwanted Calls and Texts
July 15, 2016 Senate Dems Introduce Legislation to End Big Bailouts for Big Oil, Hold Companies Accountable for Disastrous Oil Spill Damages
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere - Combat Seafood Fraud and Illegal and Unregulated Fishing
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University
July 14, 2016 Markey, Wyden, McCaskill: New Report Finds Whistleblowers at Risk at Energy Department Sites
July 14, 2016 and The HLetter to the Honorable Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as "Safe" Are Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety
July 14, 2016 Senator Markey Introduces Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers
July 13, 2016 Markey and Blumenthal Applaud 2nd Circuit Court Decision Allowing Victims of Gm Ignition Switch Defect to Have Their Day in Court
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Applaud Partial VW Settlement in Emissions Cheating Scandal
June 23, 2016 Senators Markey and Blumenthal Statement on Reported VW Settlement
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Reported VW Settlement
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Renata Hesse, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice- Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers
June 22, 2016 Senator Markey Celebrates Signing of Historic Chemical Safety Reform Legislation at White House Ceremony with Massachusetts Firefighters and Mass. Attorney General's Office
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of commerce- Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 9, 2016 Sens. Markey & Blumenthal and Rep. Eshoo Hold Press Conference to Reform Set-Top Box Industry
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob L. Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury, and The Honorable John Koskinen, Commisioner, Internal Revenue Service- Put Spotlight on Giant Multi-National Corporations That Dodge Taxes, Hide Profits Overseas
June 1, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Statement On Report Revealing Cars Still Being Made With Takata Airbags
May 27, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission- Prevent the Spread of False Information About OxyContin
May 25, 2016 Letter to General Motors 2. Ford Motor Company 3. Toyota North America 4. Fiat Chrysler 5. American Honda Motor Co. 6. Hyundai Motors North America 7. Nissan North ALetter to Subaru Motors America, Mercedes Benz USA, Volkswagen Group of America, BMW North America, Mazda North America, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover North America, Mitsubishi, Volvo and Audi of America‎- Questions About Seatback Safety
May 25, 2016 Markey, Inhofe Introduce NDAA Amendment on Micro-Purchasing
May 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Robust Requirements For Using The Term "Natural" On Food Labels
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ernest J. Moniz, Secretary of the Department of Energy - No Public Funds For Legal Fees for Contractors Who Fight Whistleblower Suits
Feb. 25, 2016 In Wake of VW Scandal, Rush, Pallone, Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Fine Automakers for Violating Emissions Rules
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of justice and Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Time Warner Cable Deal for Potential Harm to Consumers
Feb. 10, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on VW Recall of 850,000 Vehicles with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Recall Every Vehicle with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags, Use Every Tool Available to Accelerate Repairs
Jan. 15, 2016 Markey & Blumenthal Statement on Voluntary NHTSA-Automaker Safety Agreement
Jan. 13, 2016 Senator Markey: "GE: We Bring Good Things to Mass.'
Jan. 7, 2016 Letter to Michael Horn, CEO Volkswagen Group of America - Compensation Options for Car Owners Decieved by Company's Emmission Default Devices
Jan. 5, 2016 After Efforts from Markey, Klobuchar and Blumenthal, Department of Justice Sues Volkswagen for Emissions Violations
Jan. 4, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Statement On Takata Manipulation Of Airbag Test Data
Dec. 23, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey on NHTSA Recall Completion Rates: "Completely Unacceptable and a Massive Disappointment"
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Robocalling to Collect Student Loan Debts
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 16, 2015 Tax Break Equality
Dec. 15, 2015 Tax Break Parity
Dec. 15, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Increase Protections for Online Consumers
Dec. 10, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Statement on NHTSA- Fiat Civil Penalty Settlement on Failure to Report Legally Required Auto Safety Data
Dec. 9, 2015 Statement on DOT's Inclusion of Crash Avoidance Technology in 5-Star Auto Ratings
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