Ed Markey

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Ed Markey
U.S. Representative – MA-07
Image:Rep. Ed Markey.jpg
Party Democratic
Assumed office

November 2, 1976

Preceded by Torbert Macdonald
Committees
Born July 11, 1946
Spouse Susan Blumenthal
Religion Roman Catholic


Congressman Edward John Markey, Democrat, represents the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts.

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Background

Representative Ed Markey was born in Malden, Massachusetts, on July 11, 1946. He attended Boston College (B.A., 1968) and Boston College Law School (J.D., 1972). He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 - 1973 and in 1973 was elected to the Massachusetts State House where he served two terms representing Malden and Melrose. [1]

Rep. Markey was elected to the Ninety-fourth Congress, in 1976, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Torbert H. Macdonald. [2]

Nuclear Non-proliferation

On July 28, 2006 Markey joined Ellen Tauscher and Barbara Lee in signing a letter to the U.S. State Department's Inspector General demanding investigation for the delay in disclosing sanctions aginst two Indian firms for doing business with Iran until after a vote on the 2006 U.S.-Indian Nuclear Agreement. The sanctions were imposed under the U.S. Iran-Syria Non-proliferation Act. Source: n.a. "Probe Sought on Delayed US Report on India." Washington Post & Reuters. July 28, 2006.

Iraq

Markey is one of three Massachusetts Democratic Representatives to renounce their votes in favor of going to War in Iraq and become critics of the war. The other two are Marty Meehan and Stephen Lynch. The seven other members of the state's Democratic delegation in the U.S. House opposed the Republican war from the beginning. The reversal gives Massachusetts a united voice in favor of peace. Source: Andrew Miga. "Mass. Democrats Emerge As Iraq War Critics." Associated Press. November 26, 2005.

Committees

Caucuses

  • Co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Privacy

Other

  • Chair of the Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation Policy

Awards

  • “Pathfinders Award” by a coalition of national organizations for his lifetime of fighting to reverse the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction ~ date unknown [3]

Contact

Washington DC Office
2108 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2836

Medford Office
5 High Street
Suite 101
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (781) 396-2900

Framingham Office
188 Concord Street
Suite 102
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 875-2900
TTY Line: 508-820-1802

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