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  • 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
  • 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