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  • 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
  • WASHINGTON (July 6, 2011) – House Republican appropriators today released their spending bills on issues related to energy, public lands, water, and the environment, and comprise a multi-front assault on America’s air, land, water and public health, said Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee.... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressman Edward Markey, today announced that the Malden and Revere Fire Departments will receive $4,107,313 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to hire additional firefighters, purchase enhanced safety equipment and provide critical training to first responders. This... Read More
  • Instances of Elder Abuse Have Risen 15% In The Past 2 Years; Program To Provide Prevention Tips To Seniors   MALDEN –DA Gerry Leone, Congressman Ed Markey, and representatives from Eagle Bank and Mystic Valley Elder Services spoke today at The John and Christina Markey Senior Center in Malden about how Seniors can better protect... Read More
  • June 30, 2011: Mass House Deleg to Obama: We Oppose Cuts to Medicare & Medicaid WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts delegation, and the entire Massachusetts House delegation called on President Obama to preserve funding for Medicare and Medicaid during negotiations to raise the debt... Read More
  • Markey on Nebraska Nuke Floods, New Mexico Wildfires: Regulations Inadequate to Prevent Nuclear Disasters from Extreme Weather   NRC Commissioners Recently Voted to Reduce Safety, Including Nixing “Near-site” Disaster Command Centers and Increasing Risk from Heightened Reactor Activity   WASHINGTON (June 29, 2011) – The... Read More
  • New Rules by Financial Watchdog Allows Self-Reporting of Reserves by Nat Gas Cos.; Congressman Sends Investigative Letter to Agency   WASHINGTON (June 27, 2011) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today asked the Securities and Exchange Commission whether a 2008 rule allowing natural gas companies more flexibility in how they reported on... Read More
  • Asks EIA for Methodology, Materials Supporting Bullish Fuel Claims WASHINGTON (June 27, 2011) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today asked the energy experts working for the United States government to justify their bullish claims on natural gas resources and reserves in light of reports in The New York Times indicating skepticism exists within the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC ( June 24, 2011) – Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today announced the introduction of H.R. 2359, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011. The legislation will close major loopholes in federal law that allow companies to use ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products known... Read More
  • Democratic Members led effort to push President to deploy SPR to reduce prices for American families and small businesses, tamp down speculation WASHINGTON – Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) will hold a press conference on today’s announcement that the Obama administration has decided open up the... Read More
  • Markey, Congressional Taskforce ask UN President Deiss to include Alzheimer’s in discussions at September General Assembly meeting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) at theSubcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights hearing, “Global Strategies to Combat the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – All ten members of the Massachusetts delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives congratulated the Boston Bruins on winning the 2010- 2011 Stanley Cup by introducing H. Res 318. “Boston has Beat L.A., Reversed the Curse, Squished the Fish, and now Vanquished Vancouver,” said Rep. Edward J. Markey, dean of... Read More