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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, and Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), the Ranking Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water and Power, sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Representatives Edward Markey, Jim McGovern, John Tierney, Stephen F. Lynch, and Niki Tsongas announced that 18 Massachusetts cities and towns will receive more than $63.4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support economic development projects,... Read More
  • Washington, DC—Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Edward J. Markey, Diana DeGette, and Rush Holt sent a letter to the EPA urging the agency to craft a definition of “diesel fuel” for its upcoming guidance on permitting hydraulic fracturing activities that is broad enough to protect human health and require permitting for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stands in partial shutdown and thousands of workers are furloughed, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement denouncing the Republican’s decision to depart Washington D.C. for the month of August without passing a clean short-term extension bill for... Read More
  • August 3, 2011: Don’t Allow New Nuclear Reactor Construction Before Safety Questions Resolved   Rule change could undermine current safety regulations, limit public participation in licensing decisions   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, this... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass,), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, issued the following statement after voting against S. 365, The Budget Control Act of 2011.   “Fulfilling our country’s financial obligations is a fundamental responsibility, and both political parties have met... Read More
  • Co-author of 2007 Mileage Standards Hails Presidential Acceleration of Fuel Efficiency Program   WASHINGTON (July 29, 2011) – The latest phase of fuel economy standards to be announced today by President Obama will result in total savings of 3.5 million barrels of oil a day by 2030, helping to break America’s longstanding... Read More
  • Markey opposes GOP debt bill that alters U.S. Constitution forever WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after voting in opposition to the Republican debt plan, S. 627, The Budget Control Act of 2011.   “The Republican Party’s deficit plan is simple: Send financial markets... Read More
  • Congressman Ed Markey Statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives H.Res. 383 Second Rule providing for consideration of S. 627 Budget Control Act 2011 July 28, 2011  The Republican Party’s deficit plan is very simple: 1.    Send the financial markets into a nosedive 2.    Drive up costs for... Read More
  • 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 (http://www.itgetsbetter.org/) 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