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  • 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
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the Massachusetts delegation and top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, tonight issued the following statement after President Obama’s speech on the American Jobs Act. “Tonight may be the kick-off of the football season, but we’re already... Read More
  • $150 million loan guarantee will support 70 permanent and 50 construction jobs in Massachusetts MEDFORD, MA– Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, congratulated 1366 Technologies Inc. of Lexington, for receiving finalization today of a... 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 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today met with Dominion officials about ongoing activities at the North Anna Nuclear... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Representatives Edward Markey, Barney Frank, Richard E. Neal, John Olver, John Tierney, Jim McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, and William Keating asked that heating assistance funding for families and seniors be maintained as Massachusetts faces a spike in... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Edward Markey, Barney Frank and Stephen F. Lynch, today announced that Massachusetts will receive more than $12.4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support economic development projects, increase affordable housing opportunities,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2011) – In response to President Obama’s decision to withdraw Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards, proposed by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce... Read More
  • Congressman Has Been Leading Voice Opposing Deal   WASHINGTON (August 31, 2011) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), one of the leading voices opposing the proposed AT&T – T-Mobile merger, issued the following statement on the announcement that the Department of Justice has filed a complaint against the deal:   “The Justice... Read More
  • Congressman Successfully Called on BP to Create Fund   WASHINGTON (August 30, 2011) – In the summer of 2010, as the potential harm from BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico became more significant by the day, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) called on BP to establish a science research fund to aid independent short-term and long-term... Read More
  • Week of Natural Disasters Points to Weaknesses in Backup Power, Emergency Alert Systems; Markey Calls on NRC to Implement Stronger Safety Standards   WASHINGTON (August 29, 2011) – As Americans move to recovery mode following Hurricane Irene, reports have surfaced that backup power and emergency alert systems failed at several nuclear... Read More
  • The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for communities along the coast of Massachusetts. Below are some resources and tips to help you stay safe and informed this weekend: National Weather Service storm notice for Boston area Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hurricane Irene blog Weather alert sign-up Health safety tips... Read More
  • Environmental Review Didn’t Include Endangered Species Input from Fish and Wildlife Service   WASHINGTON (August 26, 2011) – The final environmental impact review of the Keystone XL pipeline has been released today by the U.S. State Department, but it does not include input from the Fish and Wildlife Service on the potential... Read More