Senator Ed Markey's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
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3/23/18 Senators Markey, Rubio, Brown, and Capito Secure Funding to Stop Fentanyl at the Border, Combat Opioid Crisis 3/23/18 U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Todd Young and Edward Markey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases 3/19/18 Senator Markey on Trump Opioid Plan: We Will Not Incarcerate or Execute Our Way Out of This Epidemic 3/15/18 Senator Markey on President Trump's Upcoming Opioid Plan: We Don't Need Another War on Drugs 3/08/18 Letter to the Hon Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies and the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies and the Senate Appropriations Committee - Senator Cantwell, Colleagues Call for Increased Investment in Student Health, Safety 3/02/18 Letter to Aetna, AHIP, Anthem, BCBS, CareSource, Centene, Cigna, Humana, Kaiser, Molina, and UnitedHealth - Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic 3/01/18 Letter to Bruce D. Broussard, Chief Executive Officer & President of Humana - Feinstein, Brown, Markey Ask Health Insurers to Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic 2/14/18 Letter to Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use - Senators Markey and Paul Query HHS on Efforts to Implement Expansion of Medication-Assisted Therapies for Opioid Addiction 2/12/18 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Respect State Marijuana Laws 1/25/18 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Murray, Cantwell, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge President Trump to Keep Campaign Promise on State Marijuana Laws 1/19/18 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - The Opioid Crisis is too Important for You to Over-Promise and Under-Deliver 1/17/18 Letter to President Donald Trump - Blumenthal, Colleagues Call on President Trump to Nominate Strong, Experienced Leadership to Key Drug Policy Positions 1/12/18 Letter to Donald Trump, President - Renew the Opioid Public Health Emergency 1/10/18 Remarks by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and Bipartisan Members of Congress at Signing of H.R. 2142, INTERDICT Act 12/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, FTC, and the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., FDA - Call for Federal Investigation of Dietary Supplement Manufacturers Exploiting the Opioid Epidemic 11/08/17 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic 11/03/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Support Funding to Stem Opioid Epidemic 11/01/17 Senator Markey Commends White House Opioid Commission Recommendations, Urges President to Act with Resources 11/01/17 Senator Markey Commends White House Opioid Commission Recommendations, Urges President to Act with Resources 10/26/17 Senator Markey on Trump Opioid Announcement: A Vision Without Funding Is An Hallucination 10/25/17 Senators Unveil Legislation to Invest $45 Billion to Address Opioid Crisis 10/24/17 Senator Markey Calls for Senate Action to Prevent Flow of Illicit Fentanyl Across the Border After House Passage of INTERDICT Act 10/20/17 Letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act 9/28/17 Senator Markey Legislation Would Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers 9/11/17 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Demand Action on Opioid Crisis Since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency 9/08/17 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Demands Action and Answers on Opioid Crisis Since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency 8/23/17 Senator Markey Statement on Latest Quarterly Data on Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts 8/10/17 Senator Markey Statement on President Trump's Movement to Declare a National Emergency for the Opioid Epidemic 8/04/17 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - FDA Tobacco Regulations 8/03/17 Letter to President Donald Trump - Declaration of Opioid Overdose Epidemic 7/31/17 Senator Markey Applauds White House Opioid Commission Recommendations 7/19/17 Letter to Richard Baum, Acting Director Office of National Drug Control Policy - Deliver a Strategy to Battle Opioid Addiction 7/14/17 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 7/14/17 Manchin, Markey, Blumenthal Call for Mandatory Education for Opioid Prescribers 7/11/17 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 6/27/17 "Without Medicaid, I Would Be Dead" Says Opioid Treatment Patient at Senator Markey Press Conference on Senate GOP Health Care Legislation 6/26/17 Senator Markey Demands Apology from Kellyanne Conway for Outrageous Comment on Opioid Addiction Treatment 5/30/17 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 5/24/17 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses 5/18/17 Rubio, Markey Host Bipartisan Senate Briefing with DEA on Illicit Fentanyl Crisis 5/17/17 Senators Markey and Rubio Host Bipartisan Senate Briefing with DEA on Illicit Fentanyl Crisis 5/17/17 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 5/16/17 Senators From States Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic Discuss Disastrous Impact Healthcare Repeal Would Have on the Fight to Curb the Crisis 5/09/17 Senator Markey on Dr. Gottlieb at FDA: Just Latest Example of President Trump's Lack of Commitment to Realistically Address Opioid Crisis 4/26/17 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 4/20/17 Senator Markey Announces Nearly $12 Million in Federal Funding for Massachusetts to Combat Opioid Epidemic 4/18/17 Federal Leaders Seek Solutions to U.S. and International Drug Trade and Opioid Abuse 4/05/17 Senators Markey and Brown, Opioid Treatment Leaders and FDA Reform Advocates Voice Opposition to FDA Nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb 3/23/17 Senators Markey, Rubio, Brown and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Stanch Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States 3/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis

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