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Edward J. MarkeyDEMDemocrat United States Senator
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51
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MAResidence (state)

Edward John Markey (born July 11, 1946) is an American lawyer, politician, and former Army reservist serving as the junior United States senator from Massachusetts since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Markey served a total of 20 terms (18 full, two partial) as the U.S. representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district from 1976 to 2013. Before his congressional career, he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1973 to 1976. In 2013, after John Kerry was appointed United States Secretary of State, Markey was elected to serve out the remainder of Kerry's Senate term in a 2013 special election. Markey defeated Stephen Lynch in the Democratic primary and Republican Gabriel E. Gomez in the general election. He was elected to a full term in the Senate in 2014. Markey fended off a primary challenge from Joseph Kennedy III and was reelected in 2020 by a wide margin. Markey is a progressive who has focused on climate change and energy policy and was chair of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2011. He is the Senate author of the Green New Deal. Markey is the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, having served in Congress since 1976.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Malden Catholic High School
1964
Boston College
Bachelor of Arts
1968
Boston College Law School
Juris Doctor
1972
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Senator
United States Senate
2013 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1976 - 2013
Representative
Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives
1972 - 1976
Writer
The Huffington Post
2005 - Current
Author
"Nuclear Peril"
1982
Served
United States Army Reserves
1968 - 1973
Lawyer
Private Practice
Other Experience1 - 32 of 32
Co-President
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Current
Chair
Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, United States House of Representatives
2007 - 2010
Senior Member
House Homeland Security Committee
2003 - 2009
Co-Founder
Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
Member
Law Enforcement Caucus
Member
Congressional Competitiveness Caucus
Co-Chair
Public Broadcasting Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Privacy Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Caucus on Alzheimer's Disease
Co-Chair
Non-Proliferation Caucus
Former Chair
Energy and Environment Subcommittee, Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, United States Senate
Member
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Member
Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
Member
Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus