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  • Congressman Previously Fought Relaxation of Blade Rules with “Leave All Blades Behind Act”; Joined by Association of Flight Attendants WASHINGTON (March 9, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today asked the Transportation Safety Administration to reverse its new policy to allow knives back onto passenger airplanes, citing the... Read More
  •   DST Extension Saves Money, Increases Smiles After Harsh Winter, Say Authors of Law WASHINGTON (March 8, 2013) -- As most Americans sleep this Sunday night, Daylight Saving Time will go into effect, bringing with it evening sunshine that will last longer and increased savings for millions of American families on their energy bills. All of... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) release of two documents prepared by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (March 6, 2013) -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today decried the latest attack by House Republicans on vital social services like Head Start and low-income energy assistance through their government funding bill that passed today during a snowstorm in Washington, DC. The bill affirms the deep, arbitrary cuts to government services, while... Read More
  • National Studies Show Rampant Fish Mislabeling that Cheats Fishermen, Consumers WASHINGTON (March 6, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced a new bipartisan version of his legislation to combat rampant seafood fraud, a nationwide epidemic that cheats fishermen and consumers, while posing health risks to pregnant mothers and others.... Read More
  •   Nominees Have Smarts, Experience to Continue Push for Clean Energy Increases, Carbon Pollution Reductions, Says Congressman WASHINGTON (March 4, 2013) -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement regarding President... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Agency to Cover 2013 At-Sea Monitoring Costs for Groundfish Fleet WASHINGTON (March 1, 2013) – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) praised the decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to cover the costs of at-sea monitoring for the New England groundfish... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman Joins Colleagues in Brief Sent to Supreme Court WASHINGTON (March 1, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) joined 211 of his colleagues in filing an Amicus Brief in the case of U.S. v. Edith Schlain Windsor.  The brief argues that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (February 28, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the Massachusetts delegation, released the following statement after the House passed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act after rejecting the ideological version put forward... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (February 28, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement condemning remarks made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan comparing Zionism to fascism: “It is outrageous, offensive, and utterly inaccurate to compare Zionism with fascism or to call it ‘a crime against humanity.’... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (February 28, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today released the following statement on the nomination of Edith Ramirez to succeed Jon Leibowitz to Chair the Federal Trade Commission: “Jon Leibowitz is one... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Sequester Will Cut Essential Services, Lead to Major Job Losses, Including Estimated 60,000 in Mass.; Markey Voted Against Sequester Legislation WASHINGTON (February 28, 2013) – Now that both chambers of Congress have failed to avoid the so-called “sequester”, Rep. Ed... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Instead of "Expedited Review" of Arctic Drilling, Full Reassessment Needed Following Multiple Arctic Incidents WASHINGTON (February 27, 2013) -- After Shell Oil's attempts to drill in the Arctic encountered multiple troubling incidents, the company announced today that it will... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Still Need to Narrow Broadband Access, Digital Skills Gaps; March 21st to be "National Digital Literacy Day" WASHINGTON (February 27, 2013) – Today Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee and former Chairman of the... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Lawmaker held hearings more than three decades ago on contamination at Woburn toxic dump sites WASHINGTON (February 27, 2013) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and a leading architect of the Comprehensive Environmental... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman reaffirms need for congressional action, praises those moving ahead voluntarily   WASHINGTON (February 26, 2013) – After two years of curious attacks on everything from money-saving lightbulbs to fuel-saving car and truck standards, Republicans on the Energy and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON -- Five House Democrats who lead their respective committees today pressed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require that all U.S. nuclear reactors of the same design as the ones that melted down at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan install vents to help prevent hydrogen explosions in the event of a severe accident and reduce... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Sequester, High Oil Prices Trapping New England Families in Economic Storm WASHINGTON (February 26, 2013) – With just days before the so-called “sequester” goes into effect that will significantly cut services to already-struggling American families, several... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Taxpayers, Congress Squandering up to $40 Billion as Nation Stares Down Sequester, Gas Prices Hit Highs; Report Details Company-by-company Windfalls WASHINGTON (February 26, 2013) – A new report, released today by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), shows how more than 100 oil and gas companies... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 House GOP Eliminating LGBT, Tribal Protections from Senate Bill; Congressman Calls for Passage of Senate Version WASHINGTON (February 25, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today condemned House Republican leaders for their ideological alterations to the... Read More