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  • Company plans to re-launch feature enabling users to share personal information with third parties      WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), Co-Chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to respond to questions about the... Read More
  • MALDEN --- On Friday, January 27, 2011, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a senior member and former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, was named 2011 Legislator of the Year by MassAccess, receiving the award in his hometown of Malden, MA at the group’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (February 1, 2011) – With BP’s announcement today that they intend to restart dividend payments to shareholders, despite losing money in 2010 and tens of billions still outstanding from their company’s spill, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called on the company to cease their challenge of the size of the spill or cease... Read More
  • Diesel in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Washington, DC — Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Edward J. Markey, and Diana DeGette sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding the results of an investigation into the use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing fluids. The congressional investigation finds that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, issued the following statement today on the situation in Egypt:   “Like many Americans, I am following the events in Egypt closely and urge Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to respond favorably to the demands of the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling by a federal district judge on the constitutionality of a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek, CA), who served as a Peace Corps volunteer with his wife Patti Garamendi in Ethiopia, introduced a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps. House Resolution 64 is supported by 13 original co-sponsors: Budget Committee Ranking... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the Department of Homeland Security announced it is replacing their color-coded threat level warming system, formally called the Homeland Security Advisory System: “I commend President Obama and Secretary Napolitano for putting an... Read More
  • Legislation Reflects Spill Commission Recommendations, House-passed Bill WASHINGTON (January 26, 2011) – House Democrats today introduced new, revamped legislation to reform and renew the practices and oversight of the offshore oil industry following the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The legislation reflects the recommendations of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the Massachusetts delegation, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and a senior member and former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, tonight issued the following... Read More
  • BOSTON – Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Jim McGovern, John Olver, Edward J. Markey, and Richard E. Neal, today announced that fire departments across Massachusetts have received $955,216 for improved operations and safety for first responders. The funding, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency... Read More
  • Additional funding protects benefits for more than 200,000 MA families WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), a longtime champion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has released an additional $200 million... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), today re-introduced legislation to prohibit the use of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food and beverage containers. BPA is used to harden plastics,... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee announced that to date 6,200 seniors in the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts have received prescription drug cost relief through the new healthcare law. Under the new law, Medicare beneficiaries who fell into the drug coverage gap... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longstanding proponent of net neutrality and author of the first ever net neutrality bill, released the following statement upon Verizon Communications’ federal lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new Net Neutrality Order: “While... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the Ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced that Jeff Duncan, his current Chief of Staff, will become the Committee’s Democratic Staff Director, and that his current Deputy... Read More
  • January 20, 2011

    Jan 20, 2011: Markey: GOP
    Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, today released the following statement after the vote on the Republican’s “replace” legislation. “Republicans put forward a ‘Bill to Nowhere’ that... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, today spoke against the Republicans’ Patients’ Rights Repeal bill during House Floor debate on the legislation. The bill would repeal the health care law enacted last... Read More
  • BOSTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (d-Malden), along with Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, and Representatives John Olver, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas, and Richard Neal, today announced that Massachusetts will receive $56,550,634 to provide housing and services to the homeless throughout the state. The funding, awarded by the U.S.... Read More
  • Repeal would eliminate vital consumer protections for 445,000 residents of the 7th Congressional District Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, highlighted a new report released today that details the impact of... Read More