|United States Senator
July 16, 2013
Serving with Elizabeth Warren
|Preceded by||Mo Cowan|
|Chair of the House Energy Independence Committee|
March 8, 2007 â€“ January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Committee established|
|Succeeded by||Committee abolished|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts’s 5th district
January 3, 2013 â€“ July 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Niki Tsongas|
|Succeeded by||Katherine Clark|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts’s 7th district
November 2, 1976 â€“ January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Torbert Macdonald|
|Succeeded by||Mike Capuano|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 26th Middlesex district
January 3, 1973 â€“ November 2, 1976
|Preceded by||William Callahan|
|Succeeded by||John McNeil|
|Born||Edward John Markey
July 11, 1946
Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Susan Blumenthal (1988â€“present)|
|Education||Boston College (BA, JD)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1968â€“1973|
|Rank||Specialist Fourth Class|
It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires.
We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette.
People really feel that, when they go to the gas pump now, that the oil cartel is holding them by the legs and tipping them upside down and shaking money out of their pockets.
The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.
The falsification of scientific data or analysis is always a serious matter.
If we fight our enemy using the same inhumane and morally bankrupt techniques that we are trying to stop, we will simply become what we have beheld.
The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.
Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with the United States military and the CIA.
The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.
However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality.
The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country.
First responders will be on the frontlines if there is a terrorist attack in our communities, and we must provide them with the tools they need to do their difficult jobs.
We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.
Our nation's security, economy, and place on the world stage depends on the success our educational system.
You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient automobile made from overseas.
Scientists at MIT and engineering schools all across America say that they could improve the fuel economy standards for the existing set of vehicles by 10 miles per gallon using existing technology, without compromising safety or comfort at all.
Detroit is saying that the hydrogen vehicle is the vehicle of the future. But it's 15 years from now.
Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.
That's the premise of the Saudi Arabians. He's holding the president's hand with one. In the other hand, he's got his hand in the pocket of American consumers.
Well, as you know, General Motors does not make hybrids. Ford only made 4,000 hybrids last year.
Last year in a historic move, the state of New York passed the very first cigarette fire safety standard.
We know that al Qaeda is seeking radioactive materials and technology to launch a devastating attack, and that hundreds of radioactive sources have been lost or stolen in the U.S. and around the world.
In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
The segregated schools of today are arguably no more equal than the segregated schools of the past.
The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience.
Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education.