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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 26, 2017 Letter to Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Stop Unnecessary Berks Detentions Of Immigrant Children And Their Mothers
Dec. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Protection of Family Planning Centers
Dec. 6, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Magalhaes - Regarding Security of Children's Voice Recordings
Dec. 6, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ricci - Regarding Security of Children's Voice Recordings
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. 1, 2016 Markey: Dramatic Rise in Pediatric Opioid Overdoses Demands Action
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 12, 2016 Sen. Edward J. Markey and Congressman Ruben Gallego Introduce New Legislation to Prevent Accidental Gun Deaths
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
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 5, 2016 Senator Markey Hails Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations Ensuring Federal Oversight of E-Cigarettes
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 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Jan. 25, 2016 Senator Markey Announces Hold on FDA Chief Nominee Citing Concerns with Agency's Failures on Opioid Painkiller Approvals
Jan. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Regarding Immigration Raids
Jan. 21, 2016 Democratic Senators and Leading Researchers Push for Funding Gun Violence Research at CDC
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Markey Statement on Senate Passage of Omnibus and Tax Legislation
Dec. 18, 2015 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
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 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Oct. 28, 2015 Regulating Tobacco
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Concerning Tobacco Product Regulation
Oct. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Boxer, Colleagues Praise the Federal Trade Commission for Plans to Increase Scrutiny of E-Cigarette Marketing Practices
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
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. 18, 2015 YouthBuild Programs in Dorchester and New Bedford Receive More than $2 Million in Federal Grants
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
July 8, 2015 Letter to Elliot Kaye, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Concern Over Asbestos in Children's Products
June 26, 2015 Sen. Markey on Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage: A Celebration of Dignity, Equality and Love
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
June 18, 2015 Letter to Select Senators - Benefits of Prevention Programs for Women and Families
May 12, 2015 Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Grieving Parents from Job Loss
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
March 17, 2015 Murray, Baldwin, Markey, Kind Introduce Bill to Ensure All Same-Sex Spouses Have Access to Benefits They Have Earned
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Raise the Overtime Threshold for Salaried Workers
Dec. 15, 2014 Markey Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
Dec. 10, 2014 Governor Patrick Announces Massachusetts Awarded $15 Million for Early Education Initiatives
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 16, 2014 Markey Commends White House Decision to Display Armenian Orphan Rug
Sept. 12, 2014 Issue Position: LGBT
Sept. 4, 2014 Markey Praises FTC Settlement with Google on Kids' In-App Purchases
Aug. 28, 2014 Congressional Authors of E-Cigarette Marketing Report Call New CDC Data 'the Sound of an Alarm'
Aug. 4, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes
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