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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 11, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Demand Action on Opioid Crisis Since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency
Sept. 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Demands Action and Answers on Opioid Crisis Since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency
Aug. 23, 2017 Senator Markey Statement on Latest Quarterly Data on Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts
Aug. 10, 2017 Senator Markey Statement on President Trump's Movement to Declare a National Emergency for the Opioid Epidemic
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - FDA Tobacco Regulations
Aug. 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Declaration of Opioid Overdose Epidemic
July 31, 2017 Senator Markey Applauds White House Opioid Commission Recommendations
July 19, 2017 Letter to Richard Baum, Acting Director Office of National Drug Control Policy - Deliver a Strategy to Battle Opioid Addiction
July 14, 2017 Senator Markey Joins Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Services Provider and Advocate in Blasting Medicaid Cuts and So-Called Opioid "Fund" in Newest GOP Health Care Bill
July 14, 2017 Manchin, Markey, Blumenthal Call for Mandatory Education for Opioid Prescribers
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
June 27, 2017 "Without Medicaid, I Would Be Dead" Says Opioid Treatment Patient at Senator Markey Press Conference on Senate GOP Health Care Legislation
June 26, 2017 Senator Markey Demands Apology from Kellyanne Conway for Outrageous Comment on Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 30, 2017 As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Markey Pushes Bipartisan Legislation in Watertown to Provide Border Agents, Law Enforcement with High-Tech Tools to Stop Flow of Fentanyl from Mexico and China
May 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses
May 18, 2017 Rubio, Markey Host Bipartisan Senate Briefing with DEA on Illicit Fentanyl Crisis
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
May 17, 2017 Senators Markey and Rubio Host Bipartisan Senate Briefing with DEA on Illicit Fentanyl Crisis
May 16, 2017 Senators From States Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic Discuss Disastrous Impact Healthcare Repeal Would Have on the Fight to Curb the Crisis
May 9, 2017 Senator Markey on Dr. Gottlieb at FDA: Just Latest Example of President Trump's Lack of Commitment to Realistically Address Opioid Crisis
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research
April 20, 2017 Senator Markey Announces Nearly $12 Million in Federal Funding for Massachusetts to Combat Opioid Epidemic
April 18, 2017 Federal Leaders Seek Solutions to U.S. and International Drug Trade and Opioid Abuse
April 5, 2017 Senators Markey and Brown, Opioid Treatment Leaders and FDA Reform Advocates Voice Opposition to FDA Nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb
March 23, 2017 Senators Markey, Rubio, Brown and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Stanch Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis
March 16, 2017 Senate Passes Rubio-Markey Resolution Calling for International Cooperation in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
March 15, 2017 Senator Markey Cites Concerns Over Opioid Crisis, Need to Reform FDA in Opposition to Nominee Scott Gottlieb
March 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Work with United Nations to Take Action on Illicit Fentanyl
March 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws
Feb. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President - Protect Office of National Drug Control Policy
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly - Reaffirm the Strategic Importance of the U.S.-Mexico Partnership
Feb. 21, 2017 In Visit to Mexico City and U.S.-Mexico Border, Senator Markey Reaffirms Strong U.S.-Mexico Relationship
Feb. 20, 2017 Senators View Security, Immigration Processing Operations at U.S.-Mexico Border
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission - European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis
Feb. 17, 2017 Senator Markey Joins Congressional Delegation to U.S.-Mexico Border
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors
Jan. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Regarding Philippines Human Rights Violations
Dec. 22, 2016 Senators Markey, Rubio and Coons Call on State Department to Examine Security Assistance to the Philippines in Light of Extrajudicial Killing Spree
Dec. 22, 2016 letter to the Hon. William R. Brownfield - Regarding the Human Rights Violations of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Dec. 21, 2016 New 2015 Opioid Overdose Death Data Calls for Immediate Action on Illicit Fentanyl Says Markey
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Call for Passage of Foster Care Reforms
Nov. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Provide Funding to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Nov. 17, 2016 American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016
Nov. 16, 2016 Senator Markey Statement on New Surgeon General Report, "Facing Addiction in America"
Nov. 16, 2016 Senator Markey Encourages Expansion of Opioid Prescribing Guidance to Include Acute Care
Nov. 15, 2016 As Opioid Epidemic Worsens, Senator Markey Focuses on Upcoming Surgeon General Report on Substance Use Disorders and Addiction
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