Edward J. Markey
Washington, DC Office
218 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
About the Senator:
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 and was elected to the Massachusetts State House, where he served two terms representing Malden and Melrose. Senator Markey was elected in 1976 to the U.S. House of Representatives, and served eighteen terms in the House. During his career in the House, Markey authored numerous pieces of significant legislation in a bipartisan manner. He has become a national leader on energy and environmental issues, working successfully to pass comprehensive climate legislation in the House, increase fuel economy standards and hold BP accountable after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Senator Markey has strengthened homeland security in the areas of nuclear, air and maritime cargo, liquified natural gas and chemical security. He is regarded as an expert in telecommunications and technology policy and has worked to ensure openness and competition, including breaking down monopolies in the cable television and telephone markets. He is married to Dr. Susan Blumenthal.