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  • Lawmaker is author of legislation to ban BPA in all food and beverage containers   WASHINGTON, D.C. – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released the following statement in... Read More
  • Already Risky Pipeline a Worse Deal if Oil is Exported and Gas Prices Rise, 36 Members of Congress Tell Sec. Clinton   WASHINGTON (October 7, 2011) – Dozens of House Democrats, led by Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) today challenged the U.S. State Department on whether the national interest is... Read More
  • 62 members of Congress sign letter to Super Committee calling for cuts to nuclear budget before slashing bedrock programs for seniors, families and most vulnerable   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Currently, America is the financial caretaker for 5,000 nuclear warheads. The U.S. will spend an estimated $700 billion on nuclear weapons and related... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and former chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for issuing regulations implementing the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act... Read More
  • Recent notices to customers raise privacy questions   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) sent letters to the CEOs of Verizon and Verizon Wireless asking for further clarification about a newly created program regarding targeted advertising of its customers. In recent Service Updates... Read More
  • Floor Statement – General Debate H.R. 2681, Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 H.R. 2250, EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 October 6, 2011         These bills represent a toxic assault that compromises public health for polluter wealth.   Republicans are continuing their war on the environment, with episode... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), released the following statement on the passing of Steve Jobs: "Steve Jobs was an American original whose bold, brilliant ideas transformed the technology landscape, from the personal computer to the iPod and from the iPhone to the iPad.  His unique, elegant designs delighted... Read More
  • NRC Staff Highlight Wider Distribution of Radiation Pills, Other Measures   WASHINGTON (October 5, 2011) – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) today backed the safety recommendations of Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff who today endorsed all of the near-term upgrades called for by the commission’s post-Fukushima safety task... Read More
  • Statement by Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade hearing, “Protecting Children's Privacy in an Electronic World." October 5, 2011       “I thank the Gentle Lady from California for granting my request and for holding this important hearing today on... Read More
  • Markey Calls For Rovers To Be Redeployed, Video Feed To Be Provided To Public WASHINGTON (September 27, 2011) -- Following reports by the U.S. Coast Guard that oil may be leaking from the Macondo well that was the source of last year’s BP oil spill or from the wreckage from the Deepwater Horizon, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the Ranking Democrat... Read More
  • Congressmen introduced ‘Do Not Track Kids’ legislation to protect online privacy of children and teens   WASHINGTON, D.C. – After recently published findings that Facebook had been gathering information about the websites its users visited even after users logged out of Facebook, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe... Read More
  • Lawmakers concerned that information-gathering practice undermines consumer privacy, control WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Co-Chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, sent a letter today to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency to investigate so-called... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senator John Kerry, along with Representatives Edward Markey, Jim McGovern, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, John Olver and John Tierney, today announced that 15 community colleges throughout Massachusetts will receive $20 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community... Read More
  • Coal Industry Practices Change, Yet Many Mining Safeguards Remain the Same   WASHINGTON (September 26, 2011) – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, today asked the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) in the Department of Interior for more information about the practice of mountaintop... Read More
  • Medford, MA – Cal Brown, an Arlington resident, recently completed a summer internship in the Medford District Office of U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey.  He is a 2009 graduate of Arlington High School.  Cal is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Theory at Hampshire College. Cal spent the... Read More
  • Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) took to the House floor late last night to speak against the GOP Continuing Resolution and call out the Republican attack on clean energy at the expense of disaster relief funding.   Here is a link to video of his remarks and text below. Statement on the Rule for H.R. 2608, the Continuing Appropriations Act of... Read More
  • Lawmaker Questions Republican Accusations of DOE Illegalities, Calls for Hearings, Investigation Into Whether Nuclear Industry Pressured Policymakers To Alter Loan Guarantee Rules WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the G.O.P. continuing to hurl accusations about the renewable energy loan guarantee program and House Republicans ratcheting up efforts to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2011) – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after BP filed their first oil exploration plan for the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon disaster:   “By filing its first drilling plan a mere week after... Read More
  • Statement by Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Hearing “Regulatory Reform Series #7 - The EPA’s Regulatory Planning, Analysis, and Major Actions” September 22, 2011     “This week, Republicans have stepped up their assault on clean air and clean energy. Both this... Read More
  • Floor of US House of Representatives H.R. 2401, TRAIN Act Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 I rise in opposition to the TRAIN Act – the Total Regulatory Amnesty for Industry Negligence Act whose very premise is that it’s simply impossible to keep our air clean and still keep our economic engine... Read More