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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, today issued the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus meeting:   “Today in the House Democratic Caucus meeting, I voted to reject the Senate Republican tax proposal as currently written. Extending... Read More
  • Washington, DC — Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Rep. Edward J. Markey, and Rep. Bart Stupak, released a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) identifying serious weaknesses in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) plans for recovering and reconstituting the classified supercomputing system in the event of a... Read More
  • Presses NRC to Address Disparities in Release Following Medical Isotope Treatment   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today sent a letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Greg Jackzo for full comment on... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), House co-chair with Representative Chris Smith (R-N.J.) of the Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, today commended the Senate for passing the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (N.A.P.A.), S. 3036, the Senate companion bill to H.R.4689,... Read More
  • Treaty Would Be Major Step Toward A Nuclear Weapon-Free World WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, this week led a letter, cosigned by 34 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, calling on the Senate to vote on ratification of... Read More
  • National Oilwell Varco Withholding Key Information from Spill Commission; Senate Republicans Still Blocking Subpoena Power for Panel WASHINGTON (December 8, 2010) – Two members of Congress today demanded that a company involved in the BP oil spill hand over key information to the independent commission studying the disaster. The company,... Read More
  • Legislation would benefit 120,000 residents of the Seventh Congressional District WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), the dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement after voting for H.R 5987, The Seniors Protection Act, a bill to provide 54 million America seniors with a... Read More
  • Calls for report on how agencies inspect, maintain and operate screening equipment used to enhance aviation security Washington, D.C. — Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and author of the mandate in the law to require screening of all air cargo carried on passenger planes, sent... Read More
  • Lawmaker says joint venture would have “dramatic and durable” impact on media marketplace 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 sent a letter to Federal... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), the dean of the New England Congressional Delegation, coordinated a letter, cosigned by 18 of his New England colleagues in the House of Representatives, calling for extension of federal unemployment benefits for out of work Americans and a one-time $250 payment to Social Security... Read More
  • Chairman Sends Letter to BP CEO Bob Dudley WASHINGTON (December 3, 2010) – Responding to new claims from BP that the government estimates of the size of the Gulf of Mexico spill are too large, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the CEO of the company asking for all materials related to his company’s new... Read More
  • December 2, 2010, Representative Markey issued the following opening statement at Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection hearing, “DO NOT TRACK LEGISLATION – IS NOW THE TIME?”   Chairman Rush, thank you for holding today’s hearing on whether Internet users should have the ability to... Read More
  • “Do Not Track” Bill Would Stop Online Information Seekers from Tracking Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), House author of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Co-chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, and former Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee's... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement: “As we enter the holiday season, Republicans in Washington have decided to play the Grinch to Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own while simultaneously trying to play Santa Claus to millionaires and billionaires... 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 release by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski of a draft net neutrality order: “I commend... Read More
  • Would Prevent Significant Cuts to Program That Helps More than 200,000 MA Families WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today led a letter, cosigned by 62 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, calling for funding the Low-Income Home Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through September 30, 2011 at least at... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the House author of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act that was signed into law on October 8, 2010, today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its November Open Meeting to consider several topics, including its... Read More
  • MEDFORD – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the death of Middlesex County Sheriff James V. DiPaola:      "Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am by the passing of my friend Jimmy DiPaola.  Sheriff DiPaola was a devoted public servant who created some of the nation's... Read More
  • With Expanded Use for Airport Security, Lawmaker Asks for Details of Safety and Health Data WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and author of the mandate in the law to require screening of all air cargo carried on passenger planes, today sent a letter to U.S. Food... Read More
  • Consumer protections make Cape Wind contract cost-effective, shows benefits well exceed costs Washington, D.C. — Today Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), the dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement upon Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approval of the power purchase agreement between... Read More