U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
Senator Ed Markey is serving his first full term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts since the June 25, 2013 special election due to the resignation of John Kerry to become U.S. Secretary of State. An attorney and member of the U.S. Army Reserve, Markey was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives beginning in 1973. Markey has been a long-time leader on climate and other environmental policies. In the U.S. House, he served on the Energy & Commerce Committee, the Natural Resources Committee and as the chair of the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming. Along with former U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA), he authored the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the only comprehensive climate bill to ever pass a chamber of Congress. In the Senate, he has continued his advocacy as a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Senate Democratic Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. He’s led efforts to investigate Exxon Mobil’s funding of climate denial, spoken out against the Trump administration’s rollbacks of our climate progress, introduced the resolution for a Green New Deal and called for a transition to 100 percent clean energy within the next 20 years. For his leadership, Senator Markey has earned a strong 94% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard. Markey is endorsed by LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund.
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