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  • Calls for CIFUS Review of Deal If BP America Affected Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Natural Resources Committee Democratic Ranking Member Ed Markey, 202-494-4486 WASHINGTON (January 14, 2011) – Reacting to reports of a major share-swap between BP and the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the... Read More
  • January 12, 2011

    Jan 12, 2011: It
    As global temperatures rise, NOAA documents climate change impacts, extreme weather consequences Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced 2010 tied 2005 as the hottest year on record. Following the hottest decade on record, last year’s temperatures continued the upward trend.... Read More
  • Company Touted Improvements at Leak Location in 2006 Testimony WASHINGTON (January 12, 2011) –Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, today asked the operator of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System to quantify how much oil may leak from the potentially still-damaged pipeline now that the company has... Read More
  • Fully-funding LIHEAP program prevents loss of 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), today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services will release $1.6 billion in additional funding to... Read More
  • Congressman Will Introduce Legislation Reflecting Commission’s Recommendations WASHINGTON (January 11, 2011) – On time and under budget, the independent commission to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oil spill delivered its final report today on the disaster, and made recommendations to enhance oversight and reform the operations of the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement today after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff and others innocent bystanders in Tucson, Arizona: “Today’s news of the shooting of my colleague Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,... Read More
  • Debate is about “Health Care vs. Don’t Care” Says Lawmaker WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative. 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’ “Don’t Care” legislation to repeal... Read More
  • January 05, 2011

    Jan 5, 2011: Markey
    New Law Will Establish First-Ever National Strategy for Curing, Mitigating Effects of Alzheimer’s WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed into law historic new legislation co-authored by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Chris Smith (R-N.J.), House co-chairs of the Bipartisan, Bicameral... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) and Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown today announced that fire departments across Massachusetts have received $1,972,528 for critically needed equipment and safety gear for first responders. The funding, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance... Read More
  • Below is a transcript of his remarks: Embargoed until Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11:06 a.m. EDT "Good Morning. I'm Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts, a senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "When I was a boy, my father drove a truck for the Hood Milk Company. Affordable gasoline was the lifeblood of the... Read More
  • MEDFORD, MA (December 30, 2010) – Following the announcement by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration that it will be setting new, ambitious targets for cutting dangerous heat-trapping pollution in the state, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-author of the only federal standards to cut emissions that have passed either... Read More
  • As Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, Rep. Markey pushed BP to disclose all that it knew about the true flow rate of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and conducted aggressive oversight intothe use of unprecedented volumes of chemical dispersants that were used to combat the effects of the oil spill. In addition, Rep. Markey... Read More
  • Companies Respond to Markey Request to Remove Anti-Microbial Chemical Found in Consumer Products WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today sent letters to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and... Read More
  • Vote to fully fund LIHEAP prevents loss of benefits for more than 200,000 MA families WASHINGTON, DC – –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longtime champion of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), voted late last night in favor of extending funding for the critical home-heating program at the Fiscal Year... 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, issued the following statement following today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) open meeting: “The Open Internet Order is not perfect, and it does not contain all the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. “Yesterday, I voted in opposition to the tax bill. I have strongly supported tax relief for middle class families and the... Read More
  • Longtime Environment and Energy Leader Will Fight for Jobs, Against Environmental Attacks as Ranking Member WASHINGTON (December 16, 2010) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) was today selected by the House Democratic Caucus to be the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee for the 112th session of Congress. “In the next Congress,... Read More
  • Markey Urges Inclusion of Policies to Protect Consumers and Innovators, Preserve Openness of Internet in FCC Net Neutrality Order WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longstanding proponent of net neutrality and author of the first ever net neutrality bill, sent a letter today to Federal Communications Commission... Read More
  • New Law Will Establish First-Ever National Strategy for Curing, Mitigating Effects of Alzheimer’s WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House and Senate have passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (N.A.P.A.) co-authored by Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Chris Smith (R-N.J.), House co-chairs of the Bipartisan,... Read More
  • Unspent Dollars from Wisconsin, Ohio Sent to Massachusetts BOSTON – Senator John Kerry, along with Congressmen John Olver, Edward Markey, Barney Frank, Jim McGovern, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, and Richard E. Neal, today announced that Massachusetts will receive $2,888,305 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund high... Read More