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  • 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
  •   WASHINGTON (February 6, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Interior Department, today released the following statement on the nomination of Sally Jewell to succeed Ken Salazar as the Secretary of Interior: “Sally Jewel has combined her... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (February 6, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that they will be eliminating Saturday delivery of the mail: "Eliminating Saturday mail delivery will negatively affect many of the hardworking people of the U.S. Postal Service who perform such... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman Will Soon Re-introduce Bill to Clean Up Compounding Industry WASHINGTON (February 5, 2013) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Department of Public Health today announced the result of their surprise inspections of compounding pharmacies in the state following... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman Announces Legislation to End Oil Subsidies, Demands Oil Subsidy Repeal Included in Sequester Deal WASHINGTON (February 5, 2013) -- Today, BP announced a 2012 profit of nearly $12 billion, pushing total profits for the five largest oil companies to $119 billion for the year. As... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (January 29, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today hailed the confirmation of his Massachusetts colleague John Kerry as the next Secretary of State. Below is the statement of Rep. Markey, the Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation: “John Kerry’s... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 1,400 Students of Shuttered School Deserve Assistance, Answers, Say Lawmakers WASHINGTON (January 25, 2013) – The entire Massachusetts congressional delegation, led by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden), today asked the Department of Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help the... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Alec Gerlach, Sen. John Kerry, 202-224-4159 Kathryn Prael, Rep. John Tierney, 202-225-8020 Lauren Amendolara, Rep. Bill Keating, 202-225-3111 Call on Fishery Managers to Address Groundfish Disaster WASHINGTON (January 25, 2013) – Massachusetts Democratic Reps. Edward J. Markey, Bill... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman Asks for Details on Data Collection, Targeting Advertisements to Children at Disney Theme Parks WASHINGTON (January 24, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) raised questions today about the privacy implications for children visiting Disney theme parks resulting from the... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman Continues Calls for Vote on Gun Control Package, Action on Climate Change WASHINGTON (January 21, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today reinforced the demands for action on gun control, climate change, and economic opportunity spelled out in President Barack... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-6065 SEC can use Market Reform Act of 1990 to address super-speed trading in equities markets WASHINGTON (January 18, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today called on Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Elisse Walter to consider utilizing the commission's authority under the... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman Authored Critical Privacy Provisions in Recovery Act Now Implemented by HHS WASHINGTON (January 18, 2013) -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-chairman of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus and author of critical privacy provisions included in the American... Read More
  • Release of GAO report, leak of internal DOE memo raise questions about DOE decision to ‘ramp up’ construction at troubled site WASHINGTON (January 18, 2013) -- Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today sent a letter  to Energy Secretary Steven Chu urging him to... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Christina Mulka, Sen. Dick Durbin, 202-228-5643 Nu Wexler, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, 202-224-6452 Lawmakers Ask 14 Companies to Justify Marketing Claims, Explain Labeling, Hand Over Data WASHINGTON (January 17, 2013) – Three Democratic lawmakers today asked more than a dozen... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman to Introduce Bill to End Ban on Federal Guns Research, Codifying and Expanding New Obama Executive Order WASHINGTON (January 16, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today demanded that House Republicans bring President Obama’s gun control reform package to a vote... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Secretary Protected Grand Canyon, Produced American Clean Energy Including Cape Wind, Resolved Long Standing Challenges for Indian Tribes WASHINGTON (January 16, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the committee that oversees the Interior Department, today praised... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Kathryn Prael, Rep. John Tierney, 202-225-8020 Lauren Amendolara, Rep. Bill Keating, 202-225-3111 House Republicans Refuse to Vote on Fishing Aid in Sandy Bill WASHINGTON (January 15, 2013) – Late last night, House Republicans dealt another blow to New England fishermen and to fishing... Read More
  •   Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder 202-225-2836 Surplus weapons-grade plutonium would be turned into $2 billion of fuel for nuclear power plants at a cost of $20 billion to U.S. taxpayers under Department of Energy program WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a... Read More