Skip to content
Star alert
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
Skip to content
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder: 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (February 21, 2013) – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) today raised concerns about the marketing of energy drinks at high school and collegiate athletic events.  In letters to the President of the National... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 As BP Approaches Trial with Government, Oil Co. Still Hasn’t Turned Over All Information to Congress; Congressman Asks EPA to Sustain Bar on Federal Contracts WASHINGTON (February 20, 2013) – As BP and the Department of Justice barrel towards trial -- or a last-ditch settlement... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 New industry report implicates Chinese government in attempted hacking of U.S. power grid WASHINGTON (February 20, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today called on Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, to quickly pass... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Low-Income Families Should Not be Left in the Cold, Say Lawmakers WASHINGTON (February 20, 2013) – Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today pressed leadership in the House to protect the vital Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Releases Analysis Showing Crushing Budget Cuts in Store for Oil and Gas Drilling, Exposing GOP Hypocrisy on Oil Production WASHINGTON (February 19, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today called on Republicans to end their hypocrisy on the sequester and oil and gas development,... Read More
  • 60,000 Bay State Jobs at Risk; Lawmaker’s Report Contains Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth Plan to Cut Spending While Investing in Medical Research, Health Care, Education, Other Key Mass. Sectors   WASHINGTON (February 15, 2013) – With just two weeks before major, across-the-board spending cuts go into effect, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)... Read More
  • Rule to Protect Workers from Silica Dust is Collecting Dust at OMB, Says Congressman WASHINGTON (February 15, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today expressed concern over an extended delay of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposal to protect construction and other workers from the dangers of silica dust exposure.... Read More
  •   Congressman Joined by Newbury Selectman, National Wildlife Refuge Manager MEDFORD -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) will tour the seaside communities on Plum Island tomorrow to witness firsthand the destruction following last weekend’s winter storm, also known as Nemo. The community experienced severe beach erosion, property damage, and is... Read More
  • Legislation would save taxpayers nearly $2 billion WASHINGTON (February 15, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today reintroduced legislation to close a special tax loophole for oil companies that import tar sands oil into the United States. In May 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a ruling that... Read More
  •   Legislation Would Disallow Speculation in Energy Commodity Index Funds WASHINGTON (February 15, 2013) – Two top House Democrats are again introducing legislation that would help hand back control of investments in oil and other energy commodities to airlines, trucking companies and other legitimate investors, and help dull the... Read More
  •   WASHINGTON (February 14, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who has pushed for privacy laws to govern domestic drone use, today welcomed the move by the Federal Aviation Administration to hold a public comment period on drone privacy. In April, Rep. Markey was joined by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) in sending... Read More
  • Reports Indicate Company Hiring Replacement Workers at Higher Rate WASHINGTON (February 13, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today expressed concern over the grocery chain Stop & Shop’s reported hiring of replacement workers, and at a higher wage than unionized workers, in the company’s ongoing negotiations for a collective... Read More
  •   Massachusetts Innovation Economy Benefits from Obama Vision   WASHINGTON (February 12, 2013) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today said that the policies and goals laid out by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address would benefit Massachusetts’ innovation economy, while making our communities and planet... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (February 12, 2013) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today condemned the nuclear weapons test conducted by the Republic of North Korea, insisting that President Obama’s expected call tonight to reduce global nuclear weapons stockpiles will help to isolate the rogue nation. Rep. Markey, a leader on nuclear nonproliferation... Read More
  •   Ann Marie Crowell of Massachusetts Lost Son in 1997 WASHINGTON (February 11, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will bring Massachusetts resident Ann Marie Crowell as his guest to the State of the Union as part of the effort to highlight the need for Congress to pass gun laws that protect America’s kids. Ann Marie lost her son,... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the statement below on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) response to the letter that they sent requesting that safety concerns... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Leadership from Gov. Patrick, New England Shows that National Emission Cuts Are Possible, Positive WASHINGTON (February 7, 2013) -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the co-author of the only climate change bill to pass a chamber of Congress, today praised the announcement that the carbon pollution... Read More
  • Congressmen Markey and Holt Work with Republicans, Introduce Bill to Avert National Helium Crisis WASHINGTON (February 6, 2013) – Bi-partisan leadership of the House Committee on Natural Resources today jointly introduced legislation that will address an impending national helium crisis as supplies of the resource dwindle. Democratic Ranking... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter today to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman, Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane, urging the NRC to immediately... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-6065 Senior Lawmaker Airs Concerns about Offshore Aquaculture WASHINGTON (February 6, 2013) – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today asked acting Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank to consider the potential impact of offshore aquaculture on wild fisheries before accepting a plan... Read More