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

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration - Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
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 7, 2016 Senators Announce Inclusion of Bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer's Act in Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense - Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
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 26, 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Bill
May 24, 2016 Senators Urge Action on Delayed VA Medical Leases
May 23, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Action On Delayed VA Medical Leases
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - U.S. Response to Zika
May 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Combat Zika Virus
May 13, 2016 The Huffington Post Blog - Sen. Ed Markey: Lessons Not Yet Learned: Ebola, Zika and Global Health Security
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
May 5, 2016 Senator Markey Hails Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations Ensuring Federal Oversight of E-Cigarettes
April 29, 2016 Sen. Markey, Reps. Grijalva and DeFazio Release New GAO Report on Municipal Freshwater Scarcity
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - On the System and Process for Ensuring Safety of Opioid Painkillers
April 20, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce "True LEADership Act" to Remove Lead from Pipes and Invest More in America's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
April 19, 2016 Senators Markey and Grassley Launch U.S. Senate Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
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 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
March 2, 2016 Markey Applauds E-Cigarette Ban on Commercial Flights
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
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