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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement after President Obama announced his nomination of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State.   “John Kerry is one of America’s great statesmen and is supremely... Read More
  • Lawmaker criticized company for risking privacy of users, especially teens, with new privacy policies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following statement after Instagram announced it was reversing course on its previously announced plan to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (December 21, 2012) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their final pollution control standards for America’s industrial boilers used in major manufacturing facilities and elsewhere. The new standards will reduce many types of pollution, including toxic mercury and... Read More
  • 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 about the House Republican’s so-called “Plan B”, H.J.Res. 66. Under the GOP’s “Plan B”, 25 million working... Read More
  • Provision addresses looming crisis in nuclear medicine   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, praised passage of a provision in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act based on H.R. 3276, the bipartisan American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2010 that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown joined Congressmen Edward Markey, William Keating, Jim McGovern, and John Tierney in welcoming news that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a major disaster declaration for Massachusetts resulting from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy which left 385,000 without... Read More
  • Markey is House author of the historic Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-Chairmen of the Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, will join Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz to announce the update and modernization of the... Read More
  • Markey leads bipartisan group of 100 lawmakers in call for full funding for LIHEAP program   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today led a letter, cosigned by 100 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, calling for the President to restore funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program... Read More
  • FAA estimates that by 2020, there could be 30,000 drones flying in American skies   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, today introduced legislation to ensure standards for informing the public and establish safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following statement after Instagram released an updated version of its privacy policy and terms of service that revealed the company could possibly allow user photos to be used without their permission as... Read More
  • Last week, lawmakers convened first-ever Congressional briefing on data broker practices   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-Chairs of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following statements today after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued orders requiring... Read More
  • Congressman Edward J. Markey, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Attorney General Martha Coakley join National Grid and the Boston Baseball Field of Dreams for a Letter of Intent signing for the new Malden Baseball Park   National Grid, City of Malden Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Baseball Field of Dreams will sign the Letter of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the New England Congressional delegation, issued the following statement after the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. “Today’s news of the horrific school shooting of students, teachers and staff is shocking and horrifying, and my deepest condolences... Read More
  • Santa’s OK with soot in a chimney, but no reason for more of it in kids’ lungs   WASHINGTON (December 14, 2012) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s expected clean air... Read More
  • BP Stonewalling Congress on Oil Sheen Information   WASHINGTON (December 13, 2012) -- Today BP’s undersea rovers are conducting a delayed survey of the underwater wreckage and area surrounding the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, following the second incident of a detected oil sheen. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today renewed his call... Read More
  • HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE – Thursday, December 13, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined General Frank J. Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Major General L. Scott Rice, the Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard (MANG) to celebrate the... Read More
  • Lawmakers recently queried nine major data brokers about practices involving consumers’ personal information   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton, (R-Texas) will be hosting a briefing to learn more about the data brokerage industry.... Read More
  • Lawmakers query FDA after workers, customers report serious health impacts from exposure to formaldehyde in hair straightening product   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oreg.) today expressed serious concerns about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) lack of... Read More
  • SOMERVILLE – Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the start of phase one of construction to extend the MBTA’s Green Line into the cities of Medford and Somerville. “Today, we’re here to reaffirm our commitment to seeing this project get under way,” said Governor Patrick. “For... Read More
  • Lawmakers introduced 'Do Not Track Kids Act’ legislation to provide new privacy protections for children and teens in mobile environment WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-Chairs of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, released the following statement today after the... Read More