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Issue Position: Energy and Environment - Energy

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Rep. Markey has been a leader in the fight for energy independence since his first days in Congress. A long-time advocate of moving away from a reliance on foreign oil, Rep. Markey has been the chief champion of increasing fuel economy standards for vehicles. His proposal to increase fuel economy to 35 miles per gallon by 2020 become law in December 2007. In addition, Rep. Markey has fought to ensure competition in the electric utilities field.

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