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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, released the following statement in response to the workers in the Midwest who are protesting against proposals to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights and make cuts to their benefits: “What’s... 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 following statement in response to media reports that Google collected Social Security numbers of children who participated in the Doodle 4 Google contest:    “We are deeply... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Edward Markey, John Tierney, and John Olver, today announced that fire departments across Massachusetts will receive an additional $1,936,499 in federal funding that will go towards improving operations and safety, and the increasing the availability of first responders. The... Read More
  • Washington, DC — Last night on the floor of the House of Representatives, Democrats fought to preserve the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) framework which protects a free, open, and accessible Internet.  Republicans called a vote on legislation which will unravel this framework by prohibiting funds from being used to implement... Read More
  • Democrats’ Amendment Would Have Fixed Glitch in Law Allowing Free Drilling   WASHINGTON (February 18, 2011) – Just as they have done all week during the debate on the yearly government spending bill, Republicans in the House rejected eliminating egregious loopholes and tax breaks given to the oil companies, voting down an amendment... Read More
  • Rep. Markey speaks out against drastic cuts proposed by Republicans, and asks to stop tax breaks to big oil companies first. Rep. Markey fights for the elimination of tax breaks for Big Oil, defends spending for low-income heating   @font-face { font-family: "MS 明朝"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria Math";... Read More
  • Reps. Ed Markey, Earl Blumenauer, Betty McCollum, Nita Lowey, Sam Farr, Paul Tonko, and Bill Owens Announce Efforts to Oppose Republican Efforts to De-Fund Corporation for Public Broadcasting   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Ed Markey, Earl Blumenauer, Betty McCollum, Nita Lowey, Sam Farr, Paul Tonko, and Bill Owens held a press conference... Read More
  • February 14, 2011

    Feb 14, 2011: President
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2011) – President Obama’s budget released today ends billions of dollars in giveaways to the biggest oil companies and increases research into cancer and other diseases, but still makes cuts to key programs needed to help our nation’s poorest like low-income fuel assistance, Rep. Edward J. Markey... Read More
  • GOP Continuing Resolution Robs Big Bird to Pay Big Oil   WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2011) – After going back to the drawing board several times in order to appease demands of its extremistTea Party caucus, House Republicans have released their latest proposal for the so-called continuing resolution (CR)... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement today upon the resignation of Hosni Mubarak as President of Egypt:   “I am glad that Hosni Mubarak has responded to the demands of the Egyptian people for democracy and stepped down as Egyptian President. I continue to support the... Read More
  • Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Ed Markey, John Conyers, Jim Moran, Lois Capps, Peter Welch and David Price Introduce Legislation to Reduce Deficits Responsibly   Today, Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Ed Markey, John Conyers, Jim Moran, Lois Capps, Peter Welch and David Price and others introduced legislation to cut the budget by ending roughly $40 billion... Read More
  • Hearing of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, Energy and Commerce Committee Statement by Congressman Edward J. Markey (as prepared for delivery) February 9, 2011 “The bill we are considering today repeals the scientific finding that global warming pollution is dangerous.  It ties EPA’s hands and prevents it from moving forward with... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wild weather and political unrest have driven the prices for oil and natural gas higher this winter, even as demand for heating assistance has remained elevated during America’s economic recovery. Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), along with Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Gene Green (D-Texas) called for full... Read More
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  • Requires EPA to test chemicals that may be found in drinking water   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today re-introduced the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Enhancement Act, legislation that updates the original Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program... Read More
  • Requests information from Federal Trade Commission on industry practices   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 sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Representatives Edward Markey, John Tierney, and Niki Tsongas, today announced that Massachusetts will receive $12,600,000 to develop advanced solar energy technologies.   The funding, part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “SunShot Initiative,” will go towards... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, sent a letter to President Obama signed by 11 members of the delegation expressing deep concern about funding cuts in Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) that will be included in the administration’s budget request... Read More
  • LEGISLATION WOULD SUBSTITUTE POLITICS FOR SCIENCE, STRIP EPA AND STATE AUTHORITY TO REGULATE CARBON EMISSIONS   Washington, DC Today Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Edward J. Markey released a Republican discussion draft that would assault the Clean Air Act- one... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement it will develop regulations for perchlorate and other toxic chemicals in... Read More