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  • Finds Erratic, Inadequate Federal Enforcement, Fines Related to Oil and Gas Drilling Violations; Interior Secretary Urged to Reform Safety and Enforcement   WASHINGTON (February 8, 2012) – For safety and environmental infractions that occurred over a thirteen year period starting in the late 1990s, the Interior Department collected less... Read More
  • Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Floor Statement “Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act of 2012” Wednesday, February 8, 2012   “Mr. Speaker, America’s nuclear weapons budget is locked in a Cold War time machine. “It doesn’t reflect our 21st century security needs.  It makes no... Read More
  • Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Energy and Power Subcommittee Hearing:  “The American Energy Initiative” EPA Utility MACT rule February 8, 2012 “In the movie Groundhog Day, a weather-man named Phil Connors played by Bill Murray finds himself repeating the same day over and over and over again. “And here... Read More
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications and technology “Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and private-sector responses” Opening Statement February 8, 2012 When the Stuxnet computer worm hijacked a series of nuclear centrifuges in Iran two years ago, the cyber genie was officially released from... Read More
  • Legislation speeds development of life-saving devices for children   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the development of devices for children still lagging at least five to ten years behind those for adults, today Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) introduced The Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improvement... Read More
  • Statement by Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Full Committee Markup on H.R. 3548, Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation February 7, 2012 “The Keystone pipeline would carry some of the world’s dirtiest oil right through the middle of our country.  Whether it is the carbon pollution that spews into the skies or the oil spills... Read More
  • Lawmaker is House co-author of the law requiring development of national plan to treat, cure Alzheimer’s disease   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With approximately 5.4 million Americans suffering nationwide from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced $156... Read More
  • Opening Statement from Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Full Committee Markup on H.R. 3548, Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation, Energy and Commerce Committee February 6, 2012 “We have been told that the oil coming through this pipeline would enable us to reduce our dependence on oil imported from unfriendly Middle Eastern nations. In... Read More
  • Offshore Wind Leasing Could Be Meaningless Without Extension of Tax Credits   WASHINGTON (February 3, 2012) – The Obama administration’s Interior Department today announced the next step in opening the best wind resources in federal waters off Massachusetts for offshore wind development. This comes on the heels of announcements... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Steve Israel (D-Long Island) and Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) announced the details of a friendly wager on Super Bowl XLVI between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Rep. Markey has agreed to provide Rep. Israel with world-renowned New England clam chowder and lobster from Massachusetts... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (February 3, 2012) – Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and other House Democrats called the bluff of Keystone XL pipeline supporters by introducing a bill that would ensure that the oil and refined fuel from the Canadian conduit is actually sold in the United States. The bill comes as Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce... Read More
  • Bill Spurs Research and Drug Development into Most Deadly, Costly Diseases Like Alzheimer’s   WASHINGTON – At a press conference today in the United States Capitol, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, unveiled the Spending Reductions... Read More
  • Congressman is House author of original E-Rate Program that helps link up schools to the Internet   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and former chairman of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, today issued the following statement... Read More
  • NRC tells Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant that the ‘bucket brigade’ is just not good enough   Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that... Read More
  • Bill Spurs Research and Drug Development into Most Deadly, Costly Diseases Like Alzheimer’s   WASHINGTON – On Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will join U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate... Read More
  • SOUND Devices Act will protect consumers by ensuring new medical devices are not approved based on defective products WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of patients have suffered grave health effects from faulty medical devices cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) solely because they were considered similar to other devices –... Read More
  • Lawmakers call MA installations Hanscom, Natick, Westover, Fort Devens, Air Station Cape Cod, Sector SE New England “country’s leading defense industrial cluster”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, led by Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, the entire Massachusetts... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-Chair of the Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, released the following statement after the Federal Drug Administration’s announcement today that it has approved a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis (CF) – Kalydeco – manufactured by Cambridge-based Vertex... Read More
  • ??Members share FTC’s concerns over privacy, ask Commission to keep eye on commercial utilization of new technology WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several members of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus sent a letter Tuesday to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz echoing the Commission's concern about the commercial... Read More
  • 103 lawmakers sign letter to President urging funding of $4.7 billion for LIHEAP; More than 200,000 MA families rely on life-saving program   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), longtime Congressional champion of providing assistance to low-income families to heat and cool their homes and dean of the... Read More