Senator Edward Markey

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Two New England U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corporation.

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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate recently campaigned in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Brian Herr is challenging Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat who’s represented the commonwealth in Congress since 1976.

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is calling for a three pronged approach to the current drug abuse crisis that has produced an alarming spike in deaths blamed on heroin overdoses.

Senator Markey wants an expanded effort to prevent overdose deaths, increased availability of treatment for drug addiction, and to speed the rollout of new and improved treatments.

" We have to get at this issue and do it soon, because it has already doubled the number of deaths in Massachusetts in the last ten years and it will double it again. That is why I'm concerned about it."

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U.S. Senator Edward Markey visited Pittsfield today on a tour of western Massachusetts.