Rep. Edward J. Markey interview & bio  

Rep. Edward J. Markey, (D-MA)   (clip duration: 2m 37s)

Edward J. Markey, a Democrat, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 from a district which includes both blue-collar and high-tech suburbs north and west of downtown Boston.  He serves on the House Budget and Commerce Committees. He is Co-Chair with Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) of the Bipartisan Task Force on Non-Proliferation to help educate their Congressional colleagues on the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and on the urgent need to control and reverse that trend.  He is a veteran of Congressional battles for the Nuclear Freeze, for the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, for restrictions on resale of nuclear technology by China and North Korea, and for maintaining a wall between nuclear weapons and civilian nuclear power at home and abroad.  He is now leading the effort in Congress for mutual U.S.-Russian cooperation to de-alert their nuclear weapons. He is also a leader on telecommunications policy, consumer rights, health reform, elimination of large monopolies, and conservation of energy and environmental resources. He has worked closely with the Nuclear Control Institute, the Conservation Law Foundation, the Consumer Federation of America, the Children's Defense Fund and the National Education Association.  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.

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