Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey

Senator from Massachusetts


Junior Senator

Elected Positions

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

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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

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

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Voting Record

From Jul 2013 to Mar 2015, Markey missed 12 of 551 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity


S. 635: A bill to amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to provide guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]

This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] is a member of the committee.

Mar 3, 2015