Senator Ed Markey has spent over forty years championing telecommunications, energy, and environmental issues for the state of Massachusetts. He co-authored the 2009 Waxman-Markey bill, the only comprehensive climate legislation ever to pass a chamber of Congress. While serving in the House of Representatives, Markey was the Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and served on the Energy and Commerce Committee. In 2013, he was elected to the Senate.
Markey is a co-sponsor for the Green New Deal along with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Markey’s legislative record has focused on advancing consumer rights, expanding clean energy, general issues of communication and high-technology policy, advocating for net neutrality and enhanced Internet privacy, and increasing appropriations for public broadcasting.
Markey received a B.A. from Boston College in 1968 and J.D. from Boston College Law in 1972. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1968 to 1972, earning the rank of Specialist Fourth Class.