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  • U.S. Govt. Lacks Coordinated Plan, Says Markey; Congressman Expresses Concerns Over Lack of Nuclear “Emergency Pills,” Calls for Moratorium on New Nuclear Reactors in U.S.  WASHINGTON (March 13, 2011) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) raised concerns today that the United States does not have a coordinated plan to deal with a... Read More
  •  Congressman Recommends Actions to Prevent Similar Event in America WASHINGTON (March 12, 2011) -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today warned that a nuclear accident such as the one currently... Read More
  • Lawmaker also cites seismic safety concerns associated with pending approval of Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor design   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Greg Jaczko requesting... Read More
  • News from Natural Resources Committee: President Also Pursuing Markey’s “Use It” Strategy for Non-Producing Oil Wells   WASHINGTON (March 11, 2011) – Speaking at a news conference today on the Japanese tsunami, the budget debate, and other issues, President Barack Obama continued to leave the option open to use the... Read More
  • After A Harsh Winter, Spring Brings Smiles and Savings from Extension of Popular Program   WASHINGTON, D.C. –In the dark hours of the night this Sunday, Daylight Saving Time will go into effect bringing with it evening sunshine that will last longer and savings for millions of American families on their energy bills. All from an... Read More
  • EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO CONSTITUENTS IN JAPAN An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking office buildings in Tokyo and setting off a devastating tsunami that swept away cars and boats.  Tokyo airports (Narita and Haneda) are currently closed and possibly damaged.  Trains and subways are down in... 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, released the following statement in response to Apple’s announcement of new security measures in the IOS 4.3 operation system that would... Read More
  • News From Natural Resources Committee:   Would Release Oil Now to Help Consumers, and Modernize Reserves   WASHINGTON (March 10, 2011) – As unrest has spread in the Middle East, and gas prices continue to rise, House Democrats today introduced new legislation that would initiate a modest release of oil from the nation’s oil... Read More
  • The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee has scheduled a vote on H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. H.R. 910 is designed to stop the EPA from updating clean air safeguards to protect public health from dangerous carbon pollution. This bill repudiates EPA’s scientific finding that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative 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 praising the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) selection of 20 schools and libraries to... Read More
  • HEARING ON H.J. RES. 37, A RESOLUTION DISAPPROVING THE RULE SUBMITTED BY THE FCC RELATING TO PRESERVING THE OPEN INTERNET AND BROADBAND PRACTICES REPRESENTATIVE EDWARD MARKEY (D-MA) OPENING STATEMENT MARCH 9, 2011 Last December, the FCC promulgated a commonsense, light-touch regulatory framework for ensuring that the Internet remains an open, level... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Despite overwhelming Democratic opposition, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed a resolution today, stripping the Internet of rules in place to protect its freedom, its openness, and enhance innovation. H.J. Res.37 invalidates the open Internet order adopted by the Federal... Read More
  • Congressman cites senior NRC official’s safety concerns   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Greg Jaczko urging NRC not to approve Westinghouse’s design for a new nuclear reactor... Read More
  • Financial Assistance Available for 6 Counties, Up to 75% Reimbursement BOSTON – Tuesday, March 8, 2011- Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today announced that federal disaster aid will be available to Massachusetts communities hardest hit by the January 12, 2011 Nor’easter. The assistance was authorized under an emergency... Read More
  •  New analysis finds MA would lose more than 17,000 jobs with 3,000 children dropped from Head Start due to GOP spending plan   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, today announced a new independent, non-partisan analysis that shows Massachusetts would lose... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the House author of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act signed into law on October 8, 2010, today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its March Open Meeting to consider several topics, including implementation of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), author of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, has received the James R. Olsen Award for Community Service from the American Council of the Blind. Named after Jim Olsen, who first served as the Council’s elected Treasurer and then was employed by the... Read More
  • Markey asks NRC: Why the secrecy?   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released a redacted letter sent to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Greg Jaczko requesting information on a recently completed investigation of a security violation at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, operated by Entergy... 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, today released the letter they received from Facebook in response to their February 2, 2011 letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s plan to enable users to make their addresses and mobile phone... Read More
  • Markey Queries EPA on Safety, Monitoring of Technology WASHINGTON (February 26, 2011) – Responding to an investigative article published today by The New York Times on the high incidence of radioactive materials and other contaminants in the wastes produced from natural gas extraction, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the... Read More