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

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
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Issue Position: Health - Toxic Exposures and Health 8/21/14 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Protect Service Members from Abusive Loan Contracts 3/11/14 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 2/04/14 Markey on Farm Bill: Cuts to SNAP Would Lead to More Hungry Families and Children 11/13/13 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Hal Rogers, and Nita Lowey - Fishing Disaster Relief in Budget Process 10/28/13 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP 10/25/13 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill 9/23/13 Letter to Frank Skaggs, Small Business Administration - Massachusetts Delegation Urges Small Business Assistance for Fishermen 6/04/13 Markey Legislation Would Get BPA Out of Cans, Containers, Children 4/10/13 Markey, Durbin, Blumenthal Energy Drinks Report Shows Labeling, Marketing, Ingredients Create Questionable Concoction for Consumers 4/02/13 The Gloucester Daily Times - White House Mute as Fishing's Future Hangs 2/21/13 Markey: Consumers, Fishermen Need Swift Federal Action to Stop Seafood Fraud 1/15/13 Markey, Tierney, Keating: Congressional Republicans Cut Lifeline for New England Fishermen 9/13/12 Massachusetts Delegation and Governor Patrick Welcome Disaster Declaration for Fishermen 8/01/12 Markey: More than Half of U.S. Counties in Drought, While More than Half of House of Representatives Promote Climate Doubt 7/26/12 Markey Introduces SAFE Seafood Act to Fight Fraud, Ensure Safety 7/25/12 Markey: Increased Food Prices from Drought is a Climate Change-fueled "Extreme Weather Food Tax" 7/25/12 Markey: Increased Food Prices from Drought is a Climate Change-fueled "Extreme Weather Food Tax" 6/13/12 FDA Moves Forward on Markey Petition to Ban BPA from Infant Formula Packaging 6/01/12 Markey Focuses on Fukushima Fish Fallout 5/31/12 Markey, 42 Dems Urge President to Protect Dolphin-Safe Tuna Label 4/20/12 Markey Quizzes FDA, NOAA on Seafood Safety on 2nd Anniv. of BP Spill 12/08/11 Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 11/01/11 Letter to Chairman Leibowitz, Chairman of Federal Trade Commission 8/17/11 Letter to Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration 7/26/11 Hearing of the Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee - NOAA's Fishery Science: Is the Lack of Basic Science Costing Jobs? 5/02/11 Letter to Eric Schwaab, NOAA Assistant Adminstrator of Fisheries 3/21/11 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript 3/20/11 Markey, Pallone Query FDA on Radiation in Japanese Imports, Pacific Seafood 8/17/10 Hearing of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee 7/13/10 Markey Asks FDA for Arsenic, Oil Monitoring Information 9/29/09 Letter to The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture 7/29/09 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 5/13/09 Markey Praises Chicago's BPA Ban; Urges Congress to Ban BPA on a National Basis 3/13/09 Markey, Feinstein and Schumer Introduce Federal Ban on BPA in Food & Bev Containers 6/10/08 BPA Risk Too High, Markey Proposes 100% Ban in Food, Drink Containers 7/18/07 Markey Responds to 11 Pledges Limiting Junk Food Ads to Kids 7/11/07 5 Major Food Companies Dodge Question When Challenged to Meet Kellogg's New Standards on Marketing to Young Kids 6/19/07 Markey Calls on 5 Major Food and Beverage Marketers to Put Junk Food Ads on a Diet 6/14/07 Chairman Markey Responds to Kellogg Decision to Pull Ads Targeting Children 6/08/06 Letter to Chairman Gruenberg