Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey

Senator from Massachusetts, Democrat

Markey, a Democrat, has been the junior senator from Massachusetts since Jul 16, 2013 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district (2013-2013); and the representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district (1975-2012).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Markey has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Markey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Markey for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Edward “Ed” Markey sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Markey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (26%) Health (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Markey’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jul 2013 to Jul 2016, Markey missed 20 of 958 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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