Sen. Edward J. Markey

Sen. Edward J. Markey

Massachusetts
Democrat
100%
2021 Score
100%
Average Senate Democrat
99%
Lifetime Score
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Date Key Vote Vote
Nov
03
2021
John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
This bipartisan legislation helps protect our nation’s citizens from discriminatory voting practices and restores the ability to mount effective legal challenges to anti-democratic voting measures. 
Right
Oct
25
2021
Nomination of Doug Parker for Assistant Secretary of Labor
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Doug Parker to serve as assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the Department of Labor. Parker is the ideal candidate to lead OSHA, the agency charged with enforcing federal statutes that aim to ensure worker safety and health.
Right
Aug
11
2021
For the People Act of 2021
For years, some of the rich and powerful have tried to make it harder to register and vote. This legislation gives voters tools to defeat those seeking to gain power through intimidation, coercion and voter suppression.
Right
Aug
10
2021
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
After decades of delay and infrastructure decline, the House passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Centered around the creation of good union jobs, the bill provides for a $1 trillion investment in roads, bridges, transit, rail, climate change mitigation, electric vehicles, clean drinking water, high-speed internet, resilient transmission lines and more.
Right
Jul
28
2021
Nomination of Gwynne Wilcox to the National Labor Relations Board
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Gwynne Wilcox to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Wilcox will be the first Black woman on the NLRB in the agency’s 85-year history, and she brings to the board extensive knowledge of both the long-standing and emerging issues facing workers who seek protection under the National Labor Relations Act. The Senate confirmed Wilcox’s nomination on July 28, 2021.
Right
Jul
28
2021
Nomination of David Prouty to the National Labor Relations Board
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of David Prouty to serve on the National Labor Relations Board. Throughout his career, Prouty has demonstrated a commitment to protecting workers’ rights and an understanding of the power of collective bargaining.
Right
Jul
21
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Abruzzo for General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Jennifer Abruzzo to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Abruzzo is eminently qualified for this important role of safeguarding the rights of workers to organize and engage in collective bargaining.
Right
Jul
13
2021
Nomination of Julie Su for Deputy Secretary of Labor
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Julie Su to serve as deputy secretary of the Department of Labor. Su is a stellar nominee who has devoted her career to advancing labor rights, workplace protections and employment opportunities for all.
Right
Jun
22
2021
Nomination of Kiran Ahuja for Director of the Office of Personnel Management
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Kiran Ahuja to serve as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM is essential to the productive operation of the federal government because it develops and implements the human resource policies and services depended upon by the federal civilian workforce.
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Jun
14
2021
Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Her nomination reflected President Biden’s promise to appoint highly qualified judges and to expand diversity on the federal bench.
Right
Jun
08
2021
Paycheck Fairness Act
The Paycheck Fairness Act would update the Equal Pay Act. Although the 1963 law made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to male and female employees for the same work, wage disparities persist in both the private and public sectors, at every educational level, across the country. 
Right
May
25
2021
Nomination of Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Kristen Clarke to serve as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the division charged with enforcing federal statutes that aim to protect everyone in the country from discriminatory treatment.
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Apr
21
2021
Nomination of Vanita Gupta for Associate Attorney General
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Vanita Gupta to serve as associate attorney general. With deep experience in a broad range of complex civil justice, law enforcement and public safety matters, Gupta is uniquely qualified for this position.
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Mar
22
2021
Nomination of Martin Walsh for Secretary of Labor
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as secretary of the Department of Labor. A LIUNA member who rose to become president of the Boston Building Trades Council, Walsh is the first union member to serve as labor secretary in more than 40 years.
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Mar
18
2021
Nomination of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Xavier Becerra to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Throughout his 24-year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, and later as California’s attorney general, Becerra fought to expand working people’s access to affordable health care. The Senate confirmed Becerra’s nomination on March 18, 2021.
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Mar
17
2021
Nomination of Katherine Tai for U.S. Trade Representative
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. trade representative (USTR). While chief trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, Tai worked for stronger and better enforcement of our trade laws and remedies.
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Mar
10
2021
Nomination of Merrick Garland for Attorney General
The AFL-CIO urged swift confirmation of Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to serve as attorney general. The multiple crises facing our nation make it more important than ever to have a chief law enforcement officer with Judge Garland’s demonstrated commitment to integrity, independence and justice for all.
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Mar
06
2021
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
This bill provided $1.9 trillion in emergency assistance to the American people during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The American Rescue Plan stabilized state and local governments, helped reopen public schools safely, funded distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccine and related supplies, and supported transportation systems.
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Mar
01
2021
Nomination of Miguel Cardona for Secretary of Education
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of Miguel Cardona to serve as secretary of the Department of Education. Cardona’s nomination represents a sorely needed transition away from the anti-education values and record of former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
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Feb
25
2021
Nomination of Jennifer Granholm for Secretary of Energy
The AFL-CIO supported the confirmation of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to serve as secretary of the Department of Energy. She brings to the department a demonstrated commitment to rebuilding American manufacturing and creating good union jobs.
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