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  • Act would invest $850 million in MA transportation system; fully fund $285 million Weymouth Fore River Bridge replacement WEYMOUTH – Thursday, September 22, 2011 - Governor Deval Patrick today called on Congress to pass President Obama’s American Jobs Act as he visited the nine-year-old temporary Weymouth Fore River Bridge connecting... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senator John Kerry, along with Congressmen Edward Markey and Jim McGovern, today announced that Massachusetts will receive over $15.6 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to construct two intermodal transit centers and upgrade additional intermodal transit, commuter rail and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Action Day, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), founder and co-Chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Taskforce on Alzheimer’s Disease, today released the following statement. Today, more than 36 million people around the world are suffering from Alzheimer’s or... Read More
  • Lawmakers are authors of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, U.S. law to coordinate the fight against Alzheimer’s disease across federal government   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Assembly of the United Nations today concluded the first ever high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and formally recognized... Read More
  • Republicans Putting Oil Companies in “Witness Protection Program”, Says Markey   WASHINGTON (September 20, 2011) – A hearing in the Natural Resources Committee this Friday will examine the final report on the BP spill from the Obama administration. That report established a robust case against the companies involved in the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today after President Obama sent his plan for economic growth and job creation to the Super Committee.   “Reforming America’s... Read More
  • Sept 17, 2011: Markey Statement on the Passing of Kara Kennedy WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement upon the passing of Kara Kennedy: "Kara Kennedy was someone I admired. Whether she was campaigning for her father in the 1980... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), former chairman of the telecommunications subcommittee and one of the leading voices opposing the proposed AT&T – T-Mobile merger, issued the following statement on the announcement that seven state Attorney Generals have joined the Department of Justice suit against the deal:... Read More
  • Lawmakers introduced ‘Do Not Track Kids’ legislation to protect online privacy of children and teens   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), House author of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Action (COPPA) and current Co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, today commended the... Read More
  • Currently, a third of MA budget comes from federal funds that now face possibility of cuts in debt negotiations   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With leaders in Washington debating deficit reduction efforts and funding cuts that will impact America’s economy for the next decade, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released a new... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a bicameral group of lawmakers encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to fully utilize communications services and equipment and better access video programming under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).... Read More
  • Reforms Still Needed to Ensure Drilling Safety; Markey Calls for Hearing with BP, Cameron, Halliburton, Transocean   WASHINGTON (September 14, 2011) – Following the release of the last major report on BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today called for hearings involving the companies involved in the disaster... Read More
  • Markey Statement on World Alzheimer’s Report 2011   Congressman is co-author of the Health Outcomes Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act, which seeks to encourage Alzheimer’s diagnoses   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), founder and co-Chair of the Bipartisan Congressional... Read More
  • September 10, 2011 – Representative Edward J. Markey and his wife Susan Blumenthal, M.D., were honored as guests at the Hallmark Health System’s fourth annual GALA held at the TD Garden, the home of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. The event benefitted the Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center and its comprehensive... Read More
  • The Boston area was home to some of the 9-11 terrorists before they launched their attacks - they walked our streets, lived in our neighborhoods and rehearsed their deadly missions here.  And as we saw on that day, America's very strength - our technological might - was turned into a weapon of mass destruction used against us. The death of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff released a staff paper expressing support for the rapid adoption of all or part of six... Read More
  • Last night, President Obama addressed Congress about the need to focus on jobs. I agree that supporting job growth and jumpstarting the economy must remain our top priorities. We need to get our unemployed workers back on the job. We can do that in several ways, including installing solar panels, building wind turbines and making our schools energy... Read More
  • (Washington, DC)  -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today on pharmaceuticals in our Nation’s drinking water supply.  The report, requested by Congressman Brad Miller, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment and Congressman Edward Markey, top Democrat on the House Natural Resources... Read More
  • Group of 24 Members Call on Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Move to Adopt Nuclear Safety Recommendations by October 21   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), Lois Capps (D-Calif.) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led a letter signed by 24 members of Congress urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to move to adopt... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (September 8, 2011) – A new report by the Democratic staff of the Natural Resources Committee calls into question the claims of oil and gas companies that they are dedicated to American job creation and helping American consumers and the country emerge from its fiscal crisis. The report details the huge profits earned by the major... Read More