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  • 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
  •   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 Multi-pronged Strategy Puts Pressure on Republicans to Support Massachusetts, American Fishermen WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – Three Massachusetts House Democrats are pushing a... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Radioactive Scrap Metal Could be Turned into Consumer Products WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – A Department of Energy proposal to allow up to 14,000 metric tons of its radioactive scrap metal to be recycled into consumer products was called into question today by Rep. Ed Markey... Read More
  •   New Poll Shows Americans Deeply Opposed to Unfettered Export of America’s Natural Gas WASHINGTON (January 10, 2013) – A group of American manufacturers today released a new poll that finds voters are opposed the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by an almost 5 to 1 margin. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who has called for a... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (January 10, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is challenging claims by Shell Oil that they moved an Arctic drilling rig due to weather reports indicating a prolonged period of good weather, citing inconsistencies with reports from the National Weather Service and tax concerns that could have spurred Shell to attempt to rush their... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Adds Corporate Insult to Taxpayer Injury, Says Congressman WASHINGTON (January 9, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today attacked the financial giant AIG for their reported consideration of a lawsuit against the federal government over the terms of the $182 taxpayer-funded bailout the... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 Boston Mayor Menino, Leading Gun Control Advocate Join Congressman to Push for Gun Reform WASHINGTON (January 9, 2013) – As Vice President Joe Biden’s task force on gun control is developing its report, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today sent his recommendations to the Vice... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 WASHINGTON (January 8, 2013) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the continental United States, breaking the previous record from 1998 by 1.0° degree Fahrenheit. The average temperature for 2012 was... Read More
  • Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-2836 or 202-494-4486 Patrick Legislation Cleans up Mass. Compounding Companies; Markey Legislation Protects Whole Country WASHINGTON (January 4, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today praised the legislative package to clean up Massachusetts’ compounding pharmacy industry announced... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (January 3, 2013) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), today wrote to Shell Oil Company and the United States Coast Guard requesting information on the ongoing incident with Shell’s oil rig that has run aground in Alaska. Rep. Markey, the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, which oversees oil drilling, asks in... Read More
  • January 1, 2013— Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement after voting for the American Taxpayer Relief Act, legislation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. "This bill... Read More
  • Lawmaker led Congressional effort that resulted in ban of Chinese assault weapons   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement today after the National Rifle Association press conference addressing the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary... Read More