Edward J. Markey

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I don't think we should be trusting the generals to be a check on the president. I don't think we should be trusting a set of protocols to be protecting the American people from having a nuclear war launched on their behalf. I don't think we should be relying on a group of individuals to be resisting an illegal order when they have all been hired by the president.feedback
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Nov 15 2017
Edward J. Markey has most recently been quoted in an article called Congress Questions the President's Authority to Wage Nuclear War. Edward J. Markey said, “There could be plans in place, right now, in the White House, given to the president, to launch a preemptive war against North Korea using American nuclear weapons, without consulting, [without] informing Congress. No one human being should ever have that power.”. Edward J. Markey has been quoted a grand total of 76 times in 51 articles.
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Oct 10 2017 - Nuclear weapons

Increasingly, senators and members of Congress are going to come to the conclusion that there has to be a firewall that is erected so that a single human being cannot impulsively launch nuclear weapons.feedback

Oct 10 2017 - Trump Presidency

A lot of people think that there is some kind of 'good cop, bad cop' act underway, but that's just not true.feedback

Sep 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

The least we should be able to say is that we tried, we really tried, to avoid a nuclear showdown between our two countries.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - North Korea

If North Korea does not have UDMH, it cannot threaten the United States, it's as simple as that. These are the issues that the U.S. intelligence community has to answer: from which countries they receive the fuel – it's probably China – and whether North Korea has a stockpile and how big it is.feedback

Aug 22 2017

We must acknowledge that a preventive war would not solve this problem and it would make matters much, much worse.feedback

Aug 20 2017

We're at a stage of tensions that we have not seen for years. Tensions could flare up again.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Commonwealth

Peaceful, moral, resistant, That is our city and Commonwealth.feedback

Aug 03 2017 - Homosexuality

The country is changing, as did Massachusetts, and as each state moves further than it creates a national culture. It's like gay marriage: in Massachusetts it starts and then another state and another state and before long it's something that people understand is a part of the modern political culture.feedback

Jul 12 2017

I intend to closely monitor this facial recognition program to ensure that Americans can say 'no' to being subject to facial recognition and that DHS and airlines are fully transparent with the public about their future plans.feedback

Jul 11 2017

Given the consequences of a breach of safety at a nuclear power station ... evidence that foreign governments have targeted U.S. nuclear power stations must be treated with the utmost gravity. These profound risks to public safety and U.S. national security require a robust and coordinated response across federal agencies.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Twitter

If you can't stifle the press, then you attack them personally. Today's tweets from Donald Trump are unpresidential and warrant an apology.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Republican Party

The only thing more secret than Republicans' health care bill is Donald Trump's tax returns.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Think of every Trump tweet as an attempt to get the media to not cover the destruction of the Affordable Care Act. That's what's going on.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Clean energy

President Trump is ceding the future to the Germans, the Chinese, the Indians, and other nations rather than having the United States continue to lead the world on clean energy solutions. By creating the clean energy technologies here at home and then deploying them around the world, we can have job creation that is good for all creation.feedback

May 30 2017

There has been an expectation from the beginning of the telecommunications era that your privacy is not up for sale.feedback

May 25 2017 - Net neutrality

The more the public understands about what the Trump administration is trying to do to net neutrality, they'll understand that it's the same thing they're trying to do to the Affordable Care Act, to the Clean Air Act, to gun safety laws – and net neutrality is just another part of the very same story.feedback

May 18 2017 - FCC

That's like asking a kid to 'voluntarily' swear not to stick his hands in the cookie jar. It just won't happen.feedback

May 10 2017 - Methane

Today's vote is a win for American taxpayers, a win for public health and a win for our climate.feedback

May 09 2017 - Watergate

This episode is disturbingly reminiscent of the Saturday Night Massacre during the Watergate scandal and the national turmoil that it caused.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Oil

Donald Trump [is] still saying that he's going to issue a new executive order allowing for more oil drilling on the public lands of the United States of America. That is just completely and totally unacceptable.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Net neutrality

Just two years ago the Federal Communications Commission listened to four million voices and adopted strong net neutrality rules. Those rules ensured that the internet would remain a level playing field for everyone, making the internet America's foundation for information and commerce and communications. We are on the right side of history and I'm ready for this fight to come.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Arctic

Last week an ice sheet covering 100 square miles broke off Greenland. This giant ice island is more than four times the size of Manhattan. It is the largest piece of Arctic ice to break free in nearly half a century.feedback

Apr 09 2017

Americans should not have to forgo their fundamental right to privacy just because their homes and phones are connected to the internet.feedback

Apr 05 2017

The result is a prescription drug, heroin and fentanyl epidemic of tragic proportions and the greatest public health crisis our nation currently faces. At a time when we need its leader to break the stronghold of big pharmaceutical companies on the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb will not do the job.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Zika

We are suffering from this public health epidemic because Big Pharma pushed pills they knew were dangerous and addictive, the FDA approved them, often without expert counsel, and doctors – because they do not have mandatory education on these drugs – prescribed them.feedback

Mar 22 2017

Just as phone companies cannot sell information about Americans' phone calls, an internet service provider should not be allowed to sell sensitive consumer information without affirmative consent.feedback

Mar 15 2017

Making this U-turn on fuel economy is the wrong way to go for our security, economy and environment.feedback

Mar 15 2017

Filling up their cars and trucks is the energy bill Americans pay most often, but President Trump's roll-back of fuel economy emissions standards means families will end up paying more at the pump.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Trump administration

By jumping in the speeding car with the Trump administration, [automakers] are putting themselves in danger of swerving off a cliff. We know that simultaneously the U.S. has a technological and economic imperative to keep our cars fuel efficient.feedback

Feb 11 2017 - Net neutrality

There is no problem that needs to be fixed. Net neutrality rules ensure those with the best ideas, not simply the best-funded ideas, have the opportunity to share their content with the world.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Net neutrality

But now the big broadband barons and their Republican allies want to turn back the clock and make big cable and big cellphone companies the gatekeepers for internet access. And they have a new FCC chairman in Ajit Pai who will do their bidding.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - EPA

For more than a month, Mr. Pruitt has not fully responded to inquiries, questions for the record, or requests for information on his record and views on clean air, clean water, and climate change.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Democratic Party

There's no question that if President Trump does not name a nominee who is in the mainstream ... that this will be a huge battle that I'll be a part of in trying to block.feedback

Jan 23 2017

The American people have a right to know that it's their interest and not Exxon Mobil's interest.feedback

Dec 09 2016

Civil servants should never be punished for having executed policies with which a new administration disagrees. That would be tantamount to an illegal modern-day political witch hunt, and would have a profoundly chilling impact on our dedicated federal workforce.feedback

Oct 27 2016 - FCC

These broadband privacy rules are the next logical step since enshrining net neutrality in our telecommunications playbook. These rules will ensure that as technology changes, our core values do not - that consumers, not corporations, have control over their personal information.feedback

Oct 24 2016 - AT&T

In the telecommunications market, we need more competition, not more consolidation. We need a telecommunications market where pay-TV gatekeepers don't favor their own content providers. Less competition has historically resulted in fewer choices and higher prices for consumers, and this deal should be assessed with consumers, competition and choice in mind.feedback

Jun 18 2016 - Aleppo

The terrorists that we need to fear are not on the streets of Aleppo, or Mosul or Fallujah. They're on the streets of the United States and they will have guns unless we pass tough laws.feedback

May 16 2016

Without charges for checking their bags, passengers will be far less likely to carry them on, which snarls screening checkpoints and slows the inspection process.feedback

Feb 23 2016

The FDA has to be the cop on the beat.feedback

Jan 27 2016 - FCC

The FCC is finally on its way to fulfilling the promise to American consumers of a competitive and robust video box market.feedback

May 21 2010 - British Petroleum

We cannot trust BP. People do not trust the experts any longer. BP has lost all credibility, now the decisions will have to be made by others, because it is clear they have been hiding the actual consequences of this spill.feedback

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