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  • March 20, 2013 - Last week, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Monster Beverage Corp asking why the maker of Monster Energy Drink is targeting Dr. Deborah Kennedy, a Connecticut resident and author of “Build Healthy Kids,” a monthly newsletter geared... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Congressman re-introduces drone legislation as national debate continues over expanded use WASHINGTON (March 19, 2013) -- With tens of thousands of domestic commercial drone licenses expected to be handed out in the coming years, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-Chair of the... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836   Commissioners vote to delay action on key improvement that would protect Massachusetts residents WASHINGTON (March 19, 2013) -- Even as engineers struggle with a power outage at the damaged Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that has left... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 NRC’s Forum Style Thwarts Open Dialogue on Nuclear Plant Performance, Safety WASHINGTON (March 18, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) and two of his Massachusetts colleagues today urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to end their practice of meeting structures that restrict... Read More
  • Jeff Sharp, Natural Resources Committee Democrats, 202-225-6065 Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 or 202-494-4486 cell Markey and Holt introduce trio of bills to restrain exports of American oil and gas   WASHINGTON (March 14, 2013) – In the face of growing calls from the oil and gas industry to allow for the exportation... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 As TSA Administrator Comes to Congress to Testify, Front Line Airline Workers Fight Back Against Risky Rule Change Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will host representatives from the five flight attendant unions tomorrow to push back against the new rule change by the Transportation Security... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) -- Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today voted in opposition to H.R. 890, a Republican bill that would restrict states’ ability to improve their welfare-to-work programs, known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The bill would block a waiver... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 “No Knives Act” Supported by Flight Attendants, Pilots, Law Enforcement WASHINGTON (March 12, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today will introduce bipartisan legislation to reverse the wrong-headed policy change by the Transportation Security Administration that allows... Read More
  • [UPDATE: To see photos from the press conference at Logan Airport on 3/12/13, click here.] Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 or 202-494-4486 cell Rocco Dirico, Rep. Ed Markey, 781-396-2900 Congressman, Flight Attendants, Pilot to Detail Risks of Policy, Plan for Reversal Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) will join a Boston-based... Read More
  • 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