Monday, December 17, 2012
With news that Sen. John Kerry may be tapped as the Obama White House's nominee for Secretary of State, Markey said he will "seriously consider" making a run if the vacancy is announced.
Congressman Ed Markey told reporters he was "seriously considering" a run for Senate, should Sen. John Kerry be tapped as President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state. Markey, who represents Stoneham, made the remarks to reporters at Malden City Hall, following a press conference regarding the city's proposed minor league baseball park. "I hope that John Kerry does become secretary of state; he will be a great secretary of state," Markey said. "When that announcement is made I will seriously consider looking at ... (the seat). "I am going to give it serious consideration," Markey said. Markey had made similar remarks in 2009, after the death of long-time Sen. Ted Kennedy. He ultimately elected not to run. Massachusetts Attorney…
Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the New England Congressional delegation, issued the following statement after the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Monday, December 17, 2012
[Editor's note: The following is Congressman Ed Markey's press statement on the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn.] “Today’s news of the horrific school shooting of students, teachers and staff is shocking and horrifying, and my deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives today in such a senseless and tragic event. As we learn more about the situation at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we remember how precious life is and how we at our best when we come together as a nation to support each other in our time of grief. Our collective heart breaks as we consider the family members who are being given the worst news imaginable, and we turn our thoughts and prayers to all of the people of Newtown …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Congressman Ed Markey told Framingham Patch a law is needed to ensure compounding pharmacies don't turn into compounding manufacturers.
Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden), in Framingham Monday to celebrate the opening of a biomedical manufacturing plant, spoke a few minutes to Framingham Patch about the deadly meningitis outbreak, linked to tainted steroids produced at New England Compounding Center in Framingham. The Centers for Disease Control now says almost 300 people have been infected with fungal meningitis in 16 states, including 23 deaths. Markey, who represents Stoneham, is the senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He said NECC fell into a "blackhole" between federal and state regulators and became a "compounding manufacturer" and not a compounding pharmacy.