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Massachusetts delegation weighs in on Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are weighing in on the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump, with some calling on Congress to hold public hearings. Sen. Edward Markey told reporters Thursday the report paints...

Sen. Markey raises more than $950,000 during first quarter

Apr. 16, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $950,000 during the first three months of the year, bringing his campaign war chest to more than $3.5 million as he ramps up his fundraising ahead of the 2020 election. Nearly 75 percent of Markey's contributions during the first quarter of 2019 came...

Markey, Pressley headline Green New Deal tour launch

Apr. 14, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley are speaking at the launch of a nationwide effort supporting the Green New Deal climate change proposal. The two Massachusetts Democrats are among the headliners of Thursday evening's gathering at the Strand Theater in Boston's Dorchester...

Boeing makes 96 flights to test software on troubled Max jet

Apr. 11, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's CEO says crews have made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet and will make more in coming weeks as the company attempts to convince regulators to let the plane fly again. Dennis Muilenburg also said Thursday that the company has met with pilots and...

The Latest: Boeing makes 96 flights to test software update

Apr. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the Boeing's troubled 737 Max jet (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Boeing has made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet, the company's CEO says. Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday that more test flights are planned in the coming weeks as Boeing attempts to...

Bill aims to strengthen natural gas pipeline safety

Apr. 8, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation unveiled a bill Monday aimed at strengthening pipeline safety in the U.S. in response to September's natural gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley. Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Lori Trahan say the bill would require...

Senate GOP game plan means more Trump nominees, fewer bills

Apr. 7, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the "personnel business" this year. But the majority leader's focus on confirming President Donald Trump's nominees is coming at the expense of any big legislative priorities. Nearly 100 days into the new Congress, the drive to confirm is adding...

Lawmakers proposing federal pipeline bill after gas disaster

Apr. 7, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts members of Congress are proposing new federal pipeline safety requirements in response to September's natural gas explosives and fires in the Merrimack Valley. U.S. Senator Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan say they'll announce the proposed legislation Monday at a...

Massachusetts Democrats to converge for "campaign institute"

Mar. 30, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democrats from across Massachusetts are planning to converge in Boston this weekend for a two-day "Democratic Campaign Institute" hosted by the state Democratic Party. Organizers say the event brings together elected officials, campaign staff, candidates, activists, and supporters to help...

Trump surprises his aides and allies with abrupt decrees

Mar. 29, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was just one problem when President Donald Trump walked down the stairs of Air Force One and unceremoniously declared that the Islamic State had lost the last of its territory in Syria. He wasn't supposed to announce it yet. Instead, the plan was to let U.S.-backed Syrian Defense...