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  • WASHINGTON (February 29, 2012) – Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) today assailed efforts by financial trade organizations to undermine current law which, if fully implemented, would help to restrict speculation in oil prices.  Most economists agree that speculation in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, in a leap day press conference, Massachusetts Democratic Congressmen Ed Markey and Barney Frank will push back on recent attempts to weaken, delay or dismantle consumer protections enacted by Congressional Democrats which would limit the ability speculators and other commodity traders from manipulating oil... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), founder of the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation and co-President of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, issued the following statement today after North Korea announced it has reached an agreement with the United States to halt... Read More
  • WASHINGTON—February ­28, 2012—The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) today presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award, the Association’s highest honor, to Congressman Edward J.  Markey (D-MA).   The award is given to Members of Congress and other individuals who safeguard the ability of local... Read More
  • Advocates for blind and visually-impaired visit Capitol Hill to call on lawmakers to support H.R. 4087, the Prescription Drug Labeling Promotion Act of 2012   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With hundreds of advocates visiting Capitol Hill today to call on lawmakers to support his new legislation, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced... Read More
  • Lawmaker calls on U.S. Postal Service to delay closures, consolidations until Congress can act on comprehensive postal legislation   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, this week sent a letter to Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman declaring his opposition to... Read More
  • Lawmaker points to gaps in NRC endangered species analysis   WASHINGTON (February 27, 2012) – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, today sent letters to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the National Oceanic and... Read More
  • Lieutenant Governor Murray, industry, municipal, business and community leaders to advise on statewide initiative to support military jobs and investment and protect and promote military bases across the state BOSTON – Monday, February 27, 2012 – Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today signed an executive order establishing the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services released the first full-length Draft National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The plan includes the bold national goal of preventing or treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. This goal marks an historic commitment by the federal government to tackling... Read More
  • Lawmakers introduced ‘Do Not Track Kids’ legislation to protect online privacy of children and teens   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-Chairmen of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus released the following statement after the Obama’s... Read More
  • Medford, MA – Anthony Moreschi, a Malden resident, is interning in the Medford District Office of Congressman Ed Markey (D – Malden) this semester.  Anthony is a Malden resident who graduated from Malden Catholic High School.  He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in History at... Read More
  • Situation in the Middle East Increasing Speculation; SPR Deployment Can Drive Down Gas Prices Again   WASHINGTON (February 22, 2012) – Citing Wall Street speculators’ use of Iranian posturing to drive gas prices higher than ever for this time of year, three top House Democrats today wrote President Barack Obama to encourage him... Read More
  • Medford, MA – The Military Order of the Purple Heart held a ceremony this morning to return the Purple Heart to the family of First Lieutenant Thomas Erle Hadley II.  Lieutenant Hadley served as a pilot and flew the F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron during the Korean War.  On November 9,... Read More
  • Lawmaker to outline actions to address Republican “Drill Here, Send There, Pay More” agenda, OPEC manipulations   WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2011) – With the price of regular gasoline now averaging $3.57 per gallon across the United States and dear pushing crude oil prices to $106 per barrel, escalating gas prices are... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that the non-cancer health assessment of dioxin has been finalized after two decades of delays. Dioxin is the... Read More
  • Privacy Caucus members urge FTC to determine if Google violated recent consent agreement with Safari tracking practice WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mere weeks after Google’s announcement of troubling changes to its privacy policy and less than a year after the company reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for alleged... Read More
  • Congressman introduced 'Do Not Track Kids Act' legislation to protect online privacy of children and teens   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and former chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) released the following joint statement in response to the President’s FY21013 budget request for additional funding through user fees for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct oversight of the... Read More
  • Cutting Short-Lived Pollutants Will Produce Long-Term Climate Gain   WASHINGTON (February 16, 2012) – Speaking today at the launch of “A New Climate Change and Clean Air Initiative,” Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton,  outlined a program that partners the United States with Ghana, Mexico, Bangladesh, ... Read More
  • Congressman last week introduced SANE Act to cut $100 billion over next decade from outdated nuclear weapons programs   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) responded to media reports that the Obama administration and White House are considering steep cuts to America’s nuclear arsenal, including... Read More