Quotes by: Ed Markey

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Ed Markey
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 16, 2013
Serving with Elizabeth Warren
Preceded by Mo Cowan
Chair of the House Energy Independence Committee
In office
March 8, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Committee established
Succeeded by Committee abolished
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – July 3, 2013
Preceded by Niki Tsongas
Succeeded by Katherine Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
November 2, 1976 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Torbert Macdonald
Succeeded by Mike Capuano
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 26th Middlesex district
In office
January 3, 1973 – November 2, 1976
Preceded by William Callahan
Succeeded by John McNeil
Personal details
Born Edward John Markey
(1946-07-11) July 11, 1946 (age 70)
Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Blumenthal (1988–present)
Education Boston College (BA, JD)
Website Senate website
Campaign website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1968–1973
Rank Specialist Fourth Class
Unit Army Reserve

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.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
The falsification of scientific data or analysis is always a serious matter.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.
Ed Markey
Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with the United States military and the CIA.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.
Ed Markey
Our nation's security, economy, and place on the world stage depends on the success our educational system.
Ed Markey
You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient automobile made from overseas.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
Detroit is saying that the hydrogen vehicle is the vehicle of the future. But it's 15 years from now.
Ed Markey
Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
Well, as you know, General Motors does not make hybrids. Ford only made 4,000 hybrids last year.
Ed Markey
Last year in a historic move, the state of New York passed the very first cigarette fire safety standard.
Ed Markey
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.
Ed Markey
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