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  • Statement from Congressman Ed Markey As delivered U.S. House of Representatives H.R. 2560:  Cut, Cap, and Balance Act A recent Gallup Poll showed what Democrats have been saying all along ­ Americans want their Congress to come together to tackle our debt level with a plan of responsible spending cuts AND new revenues. 80 percent of all... Read More
  • GOP Votes for Increases in Fossil Fuel, Nuclear Money, Cuts Funding for Renewables and Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON (July 15, 2011) – Between trying to eliminate energy-saving light bulbs and websites that educate kids about energy efficiency, House Republicans still managed this week to increase funding for fossil fuel and nuclear interests... Read More
  • BOSTON – Rep. Edc Markey, along with the entire Congressional delegation, today urged President Barack Obama to protect funding to train doctors and run trauma centers and teaching hospitals in Massachusetts throughout negotiations to increase the country’s debt limit. In a letter sent this morning, the Massachusetts delegation strongly... Read More
  • Under Questioning by Rep. Markey, Drilling Agency Head Says New BP Standards Will Be Examined for Industry; Markey, Holt Introduce Legislation to Charge Oil Companies Safety Inspection Fees WASHINGTON (July 15, 2011) – BP’s announced voluntary safety standards for offshore drilling demonstrate that the industry at large can adopt more... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Representatives Edward Markey, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, and William Keating, today announced that the Massachusetts Victim Witness Assistance Board will receive $8,891,402 from the U.S. Department of Justice to enhance crime victim services throughout the state. The funding,... Read More
  • Lawmaker introduces resolution on 46th anniversary of Older Americans Act   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the 46th anniversary of the signing of the historic Older Americans Act, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a resolution urging the United States Postal Service to issue a postal stamp to help raise money for... Read More
  • Markey Queries NRC on Possible Loophole in New Safety Recommendations for More Than Half of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants   Inquiry follows release of NRC Near Term Task Force Report recommending upgrades to nuclear reactors to withstand severe events   WASHINGTON D.C. (July 14, 2011) – Upon release of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission... Read More
  • Statement from Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Energy and Commerce Committee Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade  “Internet Privacy: The Views of the FTC, the FCC, and NTIA” Questions for Witnesses July 14, 2011   “In... Read More
  • Lawmaker has introduced legislation to overhaul nuclear safety in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan WASHINGTON D.C. (July 12, 2011) – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement in... Read More
  • GOP Rejects Markey Amendment to Shift Money to Clean Energy   WASHINGTON (July 12, 2011) – The House Republican caucus continued to push an energy and water spending bill today that would actually increase funding to fossil fuel and nuclear energy, while slashing funding for solar, wind, and other clean energy technologies. By a vote of... Read More
  • Bill to commemorate September 2011 as National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, introduced a resolution designating the month of September as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month” in order to raise awareness about the danger... Read More
  • NDAA & NCJA Support Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National District Attorney Association (NDAA) and the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) today endorsed H.R. , the bipartisan “Pill Mill Crackdown Act”, saying the bill provides vital support for law enforcement... Read More
  • Increased Lightbulb Standards Preserved, Legislative Standards Lowered During Frivolous Debate, Says Congressman   WASHINGTON (July 12, 2011) -- For the first 188 days of this session of Congress, House Republicans have yet to bring a single jobs bill to the House floor. And then, on the 189th day, they let there be a vote…on light.... Read More
  • New GAO Report Finds that No New Drinking Water Contaminants Have Been Regulated in Over a Decade, Despite Environmental Risks Bush Administration Manipulated Science on Perchlorate   Washington, DC—Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Edward J. Markey and Senator Barbara Boxer released a new report by the Government Accountability Office... Read More
  • Statement by Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Amendment to H.R. 2273: Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act House Energy and Commerce Committee July 12, 2011 “Today, we are here to discuss yet another Republican bill whose premise is to prevent EPA from following the scientific evidence.  “This bill says that no matter what... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, issued the following statement upon news that Republicans have walked away from ongoing debt limit negotiations. "The debt limit talks broke down because Republicans continue to... Read More
  • Darien Theme Park Accident Highlights Need to Close Loophole In Federal Oversight of Fixed Site Amusement Park Rides WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward Markey (D-MA), a leading consumer advocate in Congress and author of legislation to improve amusement park ride safety, today released the following statement on the death of Iraq... Read More
  • Lawmaker, author of health privacy protections in economic recovery act, declares privacy rights of doctors, patients should trump commercial interests WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-chairman of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,... Read More
  • Opening Statement, As Prepared for Delivery  Ranking Member Edward J. Markey Energy and Mineral Resources and Agriculture Joint Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: “Challenges facing Domestic Oil and Gas Development: Review of Bureau of Land Management/U.S. Forest Service Ban on Horizontal Drilling on Federal Lands” Friday, July 8,... Read More
  • Dispute over Depth of ExxonMobil Pipeline, Extreme Precipitation from Changing Climate Spark Need for Review, Says Congressman   WASHINGTON (July 7, 2011) –Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today asked the agency in charge of pipeline safety to report the locations and required depth standards for buried oil and gas pipelines in U.S. waterways.... Read More