On the bright side he hasn't been indicted/arrested like past three Democratic State House leaders and the rest of the Beacon Hill Funky Bunch gang!
Press Release Via Mass GOP:
MA GOP COMMEMORATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAST TIME ED MARKEY SPONSORED LEGISLATION THAT BECAME LAWBOSTON- Recently, the long yet unremarkable congressional career of Congressman Ed Markey passed a dubious milestone: the 20th anniversary since the last time Markey sponsored legislation that went on to become law.
Markey introduced H.R. 616, a technical amendment to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, on January 26, 1993. It went on to become law later that year.
To put in the proper perspective, 1993 was the same year that:
- Jurassic Park smashed box office records and "That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson and "Dreamlover" by Mariah Carey topped the Billboard charts;
- Cheers ended its 11-year run as one of the most highly-watched American television shows of all time;
- Future Red Sox great and team captain Jason Varitek was named college player of the year at Georgia Tech and hit .371 over the summer for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League, winning both the league MVP and batting championship;
- The Patriots selected the highly-touted quarterback Drew Bledsoe over Rick Mirer with the top pick in the NFL Draft in the first year of the Bill Parcells regime;
- Kevin McHale and Robert Parish were lacing up their sneakers and hitting the parquet floor at the original Boston Garden;
- President Bill Clinton took the oath of office for his first term as president, and Ray Flynn was serving as mayor of Boston.
“Despite having spent 40 years in office, Congressman Markey has very little to show for his lifetime in politics,” said Nate Little, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Republican Party. “At a time when voters are looking for new leadership to tackle the immense challenges facing our country, Congressman Markey has a long record of ineffectiveness and unaccomplishment. He is a washed up career politician who represents the status quo and business-as-usual in Washington D.C. at time we critically need fresh ideas.”