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  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (June 7, 2013) – After months of questions raised by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) about whether the owner of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California knew about safety problems, the nuclear facility will now close... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (June 6, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the House author of the original “E-Rate” program to fund computer and Internet access in schools and libraries, today applauded President Obama’s new ConnectED program that will improve broadband access for... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Introduces bill to protect ordinary Americans against “High Frequency Trading”; Commissioner at CFTC calls Markey legislation “deterrent…to financial crimes” WASHINGTON (June 6, 2013) – Right now, somewhere on Wall Street or in other major financial... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 TSA Abandons Policy After Outcry from Congress, Flight Attendants, Pilots, Law Enforcement, Airlines; Bi-partisan Grimm-Markey Amendment Looms Tonight on Homeland Security Bill WASHINGTON (June 5, 2013) – Following months of outrage from nearly every corner of the aviation community,... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Senate Republicans Previously Blocked BPA Ban in Food Safety Bill WASHINGTON (June 4, 2013) – Citing health risks to children and concerns of parents, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today re-introduced his legislation to prohibit the use of the chemical bisphenol-A --... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Interior to hold competitive lease sales for Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas in July WASHINGTON (June 4, 2013) – The Interior Department announced today that the nation’s first offshore wind lease sale will occur on July 31 for two parcels off the shores of Massachusetts... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 MEDFORD, MA (June 3, 2013) -- Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) passed away early this morning at the age of 89. Senator Lautenberg was dedicated to public service, working families, and to improving our nation’s gun laws and public health. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass) issued the following... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Follows Investigation Showing Lax Oversight of Compounding WASHINGTON (May 23, 2013) – After his recent report showed that some states across the country are turning a blind eye to the risks of compounding pharmacies, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced new legislation to make... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Reps. Tell TSA “Keep Rule Simple: No Knives on Planes” WASHINGTON (May 22, 2013) – 145 members of the House of Representatives today sent a letter to the head of the Transportation Security Administration commending the agency for delaying a previously announced rule... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Vulnerabilities, Attacks Numerous as Utilities Fail to Follow Recommendations to Protect Grid WASHINGTON (May 21, 2013) – Drawing from responses from more than 100 utilities across America, a new report released today shows that the nation’s electric grid remains highly... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (May 20, 2013) -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who led the investigation into the BP oil spill, today said that the Department of Justice should appeal the decision by the judge in the trial of BP executive David Rainey to throw out the charge of obstructing Congress.  Rainey... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 DOE Approves Second Facility Without Clear Policy on Natural Gas Exports, Knowledge of Effects on Consumers WASHINGTON (May 17, 2013) – The Department of Energy approved the second natural gas export permit today for a Freeport, Texas terminal. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) expressed... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Radioactive Scrap Metal Could be Turned into Consumer Products WASHINGTON (May 16, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced legislation to stop a Department of Energy proposal that would allow up to 14,000 metric tons of its radioactive scrap metal to be recycled into... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 TEST Act ensures disclosure of critical information about clinical trials and complete information about products on market WASHINGTON (May 16, 2013) – Many clinical trials involving humans are still not registered in a publicly-accessible database and critical study results are not... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (May 13, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement based on reports that the Internal Revenue Service has inappropriately targeted conservative organizations in their review of tax-exempt status: “Americans want a tax system that is fair... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Oil Companies Suffering Safety Lapses Three Years After BP Spill, Data Show; Congressman Asks EPA to Continue BP Debarment from Federal Contracts WASHINGTON (May 10, 2013) – A new report, released today by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), shows that oil and gas companies drilling... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836  New technology allows 3D printing of guns capable of evading metal detectors; Gun safety advocates join Cong. Markey in raising questions WASHINGTON (May 8, 2013) – Following the creation and successful testing of a plastic gun created with a 3D printer, Congressman Ed Markey... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Slow Response, Type of Oil, Cleanup Fund Contributions Questioned WASHINGTON (May 7, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today questioned several claims made by ExxonMobil following their Mayflower, Arkansas pipeline spill in March that sullied a suburban neighborhood with thick Canadian... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Only Active Army Installation in New England Develops Technologies for Soldiers; Mass. House Delegation Pushed for Military Authority in 2012 MEDFORD (May 7, 2013) – The United States Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSCC) today announced that it would keep the key national... Read More
  •   WASHINGTON (May 1, 2013) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced significant cuts to catch allocations. These cuts will adversely impact Massachusetts fishermen and local economies in the bay state. In response to the action by NOAA, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following... Read More