Senator Edward 'Ed' J. Markey's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
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Issue Position: Health- Alzheimer's Disease Issue Position: Health - Safety Concerns Associated with Radiation Treatments Issue Position: Privacy - Medical Privacy Issue Position: Health - General Health Issues Issue Position: Health - Toxic Exposures and Health Issue Position: Health - Bipartisan Taskforce on Alzheimer's Disease Issue Position: Health - Cystic Fibrosis Caucus Issue Position: Health - FDA Oversight & Reform Issue Position: Homeland Security 1/09/15 Wyden, Hatch and Markey Introduce "Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act" 12/15/14 Nomination of Vivek Hallegere Murthy to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, Subject to Qualifications Therefor as Provided by Law and Regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service - Continued 12/15/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men 12/05/14 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Increased Alzheimer's Funding In Federal Spending Bill 11/25/14 Markey, Democrats Release Government Watchdog Report on Group Purchasing Organizations 11/21/14 Letter to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Pressing Other Nations to Contribute to Ebola Fight 11/19/14 Markey and Portman Introduce Legislation to Fund Domestic "Ebola Treatment Hubs" 11/19/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the Senate - Funding Domestic Ebola Treatment Hubs 11/19/14 Roll Call - Fighting Ebola Requires Better Planning 10/20/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Designate Regional Hospital "Ebola Treatment Hubs" 10/09/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Barbara Mikulski, and Richard Shelby - Don't Pull Plug on Critical CDC, NIH Funding During Ebola Outbreak 10/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Pull Plug on Critical CDC, NIH Funding During Ebola Outbreak 9/19/14 Sen. Markey Introduces Legislation to Prepare for Health Impacts of Climate Change 9/08/14 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory, Inconsistent Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation Policies 9/08/14 Markey Applauds DEA Action to Expand Options for Prescription Drug Disposal 7/31/14 Markey Applauds FDA Action on Laboratory Diagnostic Tests 7/22/14 Letter to Bernard Sanders, Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Richard Burr, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Michael Michaud, Ranking Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee - VA Deficiencies 7/21/14 Cummings, Markey, Waters Respond to GAO Report on Medical Credit Cards 7/16/14 Executive Session 7/09/14 Markey Joins Senators In Legislative Fix to Protect Women's Health in Wake of Damaging Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision 6/30/14 Markey on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision: Damaging for Women's Health, Constitutional Rights 6/11/14 Making Continuing Appropriations During a Government Shutdown 6/11/14 Markey Hails Senate Passage of VA Health Bill 6/10/14 Letter to Martin Barrington, Nicandro Durante, Ling Chenqing, Alison Cooper, Pierre de Labouchere, Murray Kessler, Andre Calantzopoulos, Daniel Delen, J. Pieter Sikkel, and George Freeman III - Protect Children from Nicotine Poisoning 5/28/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings 5/09/14 Markey Queries FDA on Progress Developing Pediatric Medical Devices and Therapies 5/08/14 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases 5/08/14 Mikulski Calls for Strong Leadership During Confirmation Hearing for Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Lead Department of Health and Human Services 5/01/14 Ayotte Backs Legislation to Help Prevent Heroin Overdose Deaths 4/24/14 Members Of Congress, Authors Of E-Cigarette Marketing Report Respond To FDA Tobacco Regulations 4/04/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expedite Approval Process To Restore Emergency Medical & Hospice Services To North Adams 4/02/14 Markey and Crapo Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease 3/25/14 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products 3/10/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products 3/04/14 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration - Approve Treatments for Rare Diseases 2/04/14 Letter to Chuck Schumer, Chairman, and Pat Roberts, Ranking Member US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration - Ban of E-Cigarettes on Capitol Grounds 1/17/14 Markey: 50 Years Later, More to Be Done to Protect Public from Consequences of Smoking 12/19/13 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman Federal Trade Commission - Deceptive Medical Credit Cards, Loans 12/16/13 Markey Commends FDA Action on Triclosan 12/16/13 Markey Applauds FDA Reforms to Medical Devices Databases to Improve Patient Safety 11/18/13 Markey Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Compounding Pharmacy Legislation