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Longevity is Markey’s calling card, Gomez’s weapon

Representative Edward J. Markey was determined to stamp out the scourge of unsolicited advertisements jamming America’s newest technology: the fax machine.

“Our nation’s offices and homes have become targets for a new and costly type of litter — the ‘junk fax,’ ” he warned in 1989.

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