Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D]

Senator from Massachusetts

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2020 Senator Massachusetts
2013-2013 Representative Massachusetts's 5th District
1975-2012 Representative Massachusetts's 7th District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Edward “Ed” Markey sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Markey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (27%) Health (25%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Commerce (7%) Taxation (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jul 2013 to Nov 2015, Markey missed 20 of 794 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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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