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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 15, 2016 Letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director, CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Urging FDA to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Therapies
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Address Gaps in Policies to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Animals
March 29, 2016 Markey Commends Obama Administration Efforts to Expand Treatment and Education for Opioid Addiction
March 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Comittee and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Increased Funding for Mosquito-Control Programs to Fight Spread of Zika
March 17, 2016 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Autism Funding
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research
March 16, 2016 Senators Markey and Paul Legislation to Expand Opioid Treatment Passes Key Senate Health Committee
March 7, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 2, 2016 Markey Applauds E-Cigarette Ban on Commercial Flights
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 11, 2016 Markey, Senate Democrats Demand Passage Of Emergency Funding To Tackle Prescription Opioid And Heroin Crisis
Feb. 11, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 4, 2016 Markey on New FDA Opioids Action Plan: Not Enough to Protect Americans from Prescription Opioid Epidemic
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Release Delayed Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Jan. 25, 2016 Senator Markey Announces Hold on FDA Chief Nominee Citing Concerns with Agency's Failures on Opioid Painkiller Approvals
Jan. 21, 2016 Democratic Senators and Leading Researchers Push for Funding Gun Violence Research at CDC
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Jan. 14, 2016 Markey, Kennedy, Warren, Keating Announce Bristol County Will Receive Federal Support To Fight Opioid Addiction
Jan. 12, 2016 Markey Statement on President Obama's Final State of the Union Address
Jan. 11, 2016 Markey to be Joined by Gun Violence Prevention and Opioid Addiction Recovery Leader John Rosenthal at State of the Union Address
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Markey Statement on Senate Passage of Omnibus and Tax Legislation
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 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
Dec. 1, 2015 Senators Coons, Markey, Baldwin Fight Discrimination Against Those with HIV/AIDS
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Applauding CDC For New Prescribing Guidelines
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Eric Fanning, Acting Under Secretary of the Army, and General Mark Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff - Investigation Into Wrongful Discharge Of Servicemembers With Mental Health Disorders
Oct. 28, 2015 Regulating Tobacco
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Concerning Tobacco Product Regulation
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Markey Applauds Governor Baker's Substance Use Legislation
Oct. 2, 2015 Udall, Markey, Durbin Announce Agreement on Chemical Safety Reform Bill
Sept. 28, 2015 Wyden, Hatch, Markey Applaud Congressional Passage of Access to Clinical Trials Bill
Sept. 28, 2015 Markey, Wyden, Hatch, Applaud Congressional Passage Of Access To Clinical Trials Bill
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA Review of Decision to Prescribe OxyContin to Children
Sept. 16, 2015 Support Grows for Permanent Extension of James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs as One Hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart
Sept. 14, 2015 Detergent PACS Act Cosponsors Commend Efforts to Increase Safety of Liquid Detergent Packets
Aug. 7, 2015 Sens. Markey, Durbin Applaud Companies for Stopping Sale of Children's Products Contaminated with Asbestos
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