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  • WASHINGTON – Congressman Barney Frank today released a letter, signed by every Member of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, calling on the president of Moody’s Investors Service to strongly reconsider the company’s announcement that it would review the possible downgrade of U.S. municipalities and other institutions due... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. (July 28) - Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to news that a majority of Commissioners at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to reject Chairman Greg... Read More
  • July 28, 2011: Markey, Eshoo: We Must Protect Our Children In The Case Of A Disaster WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), senior members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, secured passage of improvements to our nation’s capability to meet the needs of children in the case of a... Read More
  • Congressman Ed Markey Statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives H. Res. 375 Rule Providing for the Consideration of S. 627 Budget Control Act 2011 July 28, 2011       The Republican Party’s deficit plan is very simple:   1.     Prolong the default crisis. 2.    ... Read More
  • America Swimming in Debt, Oil Companies Swimming in Profits   WASHINGTON (July 28, 2011) – As the House of Representatives today takes up a deficit reduction plan that includes no repeal of unwarranted oil industry tax breaks that would, if eliminated, contribute billions to paying down the national deficit, oil giants ExxonMobil and... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. (July 28) - Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed standards to reduce harmful air... Read More
  • Lawmaker is principal House author of the first mandated increase in fuel economy standards since 1975   WASHINGTON (July 27, 2011) – With gas prices on the rise, today the White House, with support of the auto industry, announced new fuel economy standard of 54.5 mpg for Model Year 2025. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top... Read More
  • July 27, 2011: TEN LEAST WANTED PROVISIONS OF INTERIOR AND ENVIRONMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL   The Interior and Environment spending bill proposed by House Republicans is currently being debated on the floor of the House. The bill represents the worst assault on clean air, clean water and public lands and health in the history of Congress. Below... Read More
  • Democratic Leaders Urge the President to Establish MY2017-2025 Carbon Pollution and Fuel Efficiency Standards   Washington, DC—Today Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, and Ranking Member Edward Markey sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to establish carbon pollution and fuel efficiency standards... Read More
  • Provide Key Information on All 110 Anti-Environment Votes This Year Washington, DC-Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Edward Markey released a fact sheet that details all 110 anti-environment votes taken by the House of Representatives this year in Congress.  The House has voted to block action to address climate change, to stop actions to... Read More
  • The “It Gets Better” Campaign ( has collected thousands of video testimonials to offer hope and support to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth across the country.  To carry their message of tolerance and anti-bullying to teens in our state, the Massachusetts Delegation put together its own... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) and Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown have introduced legislation to rename the Woburn Post Office after John “Jack” Maguire, a patrolman in the Woburn Police Department who was killed in the line of duty last year.   Officer Maguire, a 34-year veteran of the... Read More
  • Today, Congressman Ed Markey sent the following letter to NRC Commissioners Svinicki and Magwood: July 21, 2011 The Honorable Kristine L. Svinicki The Honorable William D. Magwood, IV Commissioners Nuclear Regulatory Commission 11555 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD  20852 Dear Commissioners Svinicki and Magwood:     I write to... Read More
  • Lawmakers query company about expanded data collection, changes to privacy policy   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 Groupon asking about the company’s new privacy and data collection policy. It was... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2011) – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and a senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in response to the votes of NRC Commissioners Kristine L. Svinicki and William D. Magwood to delay even the... Read More
  • Lawmakers ask agencies to analyze potential effects on market structure and performance, consumer welfare, American jobs     WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC)... Read More
  • Statement from Congressman Ed Markey As prepared for delivery U.S. House of Representatives H. Res 355, Debate on the Rule for H.R. 2560, Cut, Cap, and Balance Act   Americans today are getting an up-close view of Republicans’ misguided plans, misplaced priorities, and massive assault on the middle-class. It’s not – as they... Read More
  • NOAA Response to Markey Details Budget Attacks on Weather Alerts, Climate Research as Nation Gripped by Massive Heat Wave   WASHINGTON (July 19, 2011) – The mercury may be rising across the country, but House Republicans are reducing the funding that allows our government’s weather and climate experts to better forecast short-term... Read More
  • NRC shouldn’t stand for “No Regulations Contemplated”; Majority of NRC Commissioners repeatedly voted NO on safety WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2011) – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called on the... Read More
  • Unreported, incomplete safety violations lead to questions about safety of drinking water Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2011) – Three top House Democrats today released a report indicating that audits of many states show that drinking water violations have been grossly under-reported or misreported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... Read More