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  • REPRESENTATIVE EDWARD MARKEY HEARING ON “SPECTRUM TO ADVANCE PUBLIC SAFETY, PROMOTE BROADBAND, CREATE JOBS, AND REDUCE THE DEFICIT OPENING STATEMENT APRIL 12, 2011 ·      Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this important hearing this afternoon. ·      When I was chairman of... Read More
  • Calls for release of long-overdue health assessment of toxic chemical WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) along with 72 members of Congress today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting the finalization and release of the long delayed health assessment of dioxin.... Read More
  • April 08, 2011

    April 8, 2011: Today
    April 8, 2011: Today’s GOP Agenda - First Shut Down the Internet Then Shut Down the Government    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member and former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee and author of the first ever net... Read More
  • News from Energy and Commerce Committee COMMITTEE DEMOCRATS: REPUBLICAN RESOLUTION TO ELIMINATE OPEN INTERNET PROTECTIONS HURTS CONSUMERS AND INNOVATION   Washington, DC Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Anna G. Eshoo, Edward Markey, Mike Doyle, and Doris O. Matsui released statements after today's House vote on H.J. Res. 37, a resolution that would... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (April 7, 2011) – Last night, House Republicans voted down an amendment to the Upton Dirty Air Act that would have preserved EPA’s ability to reduce American oil dependence. Today, House Republicans voted against a measure that would strip EPA of its ability to reduce dangerous carbon pollution. These votes stand as a... Read More
  • April 6, 2011: Testimony on “Nuclear Disaster Preparedness” Submitted by the Honorable Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) April 6, 2011   TO: The Honorable Marc R. Pacheco, Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture The Honorable Anne M. Gobi, House Chair, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural... Read More
  • Statement of Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) “The U.S. Government Response to the Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan” Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations April 6, 2011   “On March 28, 1979, almost exactly 32 years ago, a partial core meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant terrified the... Read More
  • This Weekend, Yosemite Could Be “NOsemite”; Republicans Turn Moratorium Myth into Reality   WASHINGTON (April 6, 2011) – Due to the potential House Republicans’ forced government shutdown, for the first time since early 1996, America’s national parks and Smithsonian museums may shutter this weekend, canceling... Read More
  • Republicans Reject Amendment to Reduce Foreign Oil; EPA Should Stand for End Petroleum Addiction, Not Every Polluter’s Ally   WASHINGTON (April 6, 2011) – House Republicans today rejected an amendment authored by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) that would preserve EPA’s ability to increase the efficiency of cars, trucks,... Read More
  • Bipartisan legislation would help reduce costs through early diagnosis, inclusion of caregivers in medical discussions WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to provide support to the estimated 5.4 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.), House Co-Chairs of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member and former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, today issued the following statement after voting in opposition to the rule for Floor consideration of H.J. Res. 37, disapproving the Open... Read More
  • News from Natural Resources Committee   Legislation Would Recover Up To $53 Billion for Deficit Reduction   WASHINGTON (April 5, 2011) – Several leading Democrats today introduced legislation that would close a loophole that allows dozens of oil companies to drill for free in the Gulf of Mexico. This loophole will cost American... Read More
  • Consumer Assistance Programs Help 33,000 MA Families Determine Best Health Care Options and Access Benefits; Lawmaker Calls for Full Funding   WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, called for full funding of the Consumer Assistance Programs created under... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), Co-Chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, yesterday sent letters to the CEOs of the four major U.S. wireless carriers – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile – querying them about their data collection, storage and disclosure practices. A... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member and former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee and current Co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, released the following statement today upon announcement of Google’s settlement... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced legislation to overhaul nuclear safety in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan. The Nuclear Power Plant Safety Act of 2011 will impose a... Read More
  • Markey Joins Leading Nuclear Physicist, Children’s Health Advocates Calling for 20-Mile Distribution of Potassium Iodide Near Nuclear Reactors in America   Bush, Obama Administrations Both Ignored 2002 Markey Law   WASHINGTON (March 28, 2011) – On this day in 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident began, highlighting the... Read More
  •  Even as They Receive New Drilling Permits, Oil Industry Still Can’t Demonstrate Ability to Stop and Respond to Spills, Says Markey   WASHINGTON (March 28, 2011) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, today asked the Department of Interior to explain how it intends to address... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 28, 2011) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement today upon reports that plutonium has been found in soil samples near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement today upon announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that very low concentrations of radioactive iodine-131 (I-131)... Read More