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  • 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
  • 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 in response to reports that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may consider a net neutrality proposal later this year: “It is my hope that the... Read More
  • More than 79,700 Massachusetts Residents Could Lose Benefits Due to Continued Republican Obstruction WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), the dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R 6419, The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act, a... Read More
  • Partners with the "Adoptive Family Portrait Project" to raise awareness about the importance of adoption Washington, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) joins with national lawmakers and the President in raising awareness about the importance of adoption by participating in National Adoption Month. On November 1st 2010,... Read More
  • Legislation would require screening of 100 percent of cargo carried on all-cargo aircraft Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), author of the 2007 law that requires 100% screening of all air cargo transported on domestic passenger planes and all international passenger planes entering the United States, today introduced the Air... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. — Today Rep. Edward J. Markey (MA-07), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking action to expand the list of chemicals it will test for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which regulates growth, metabolism and reproduction. With their... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement: “The recommendations put forward by the chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are going to have about as smooth a sail in Congress as the Splendor cruise ship had off the California coast. “While we must... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the provision in the law that requires screening of all cargo carried on passenger planes, issued the following statement in response to reports that confirm that the bomb from Yemen found in a toner cartridge last month at an English airport was timed to detonate over... Read More
  • Lower prescription drug costs and improvements to care quality and increased system-wide efficiency will reduce costs Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) announced that a new analysis issued last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that under the Affordable Care Act, average savings for those... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement: “The Federal Communications Commission is rightly investigating whether Google’s Street View cars steamrolled privacy laws in pursuit of mapping information. I commend the Commission for taking action - the potential for this technology to... Read More
  • Long-time Environment and Energy Leader to Continue Push for Energy Jobs and Environmental Protections   WASHINGTON (November 10, 2010) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced he will pursue the ranking member position on the Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As one of Congress’s leaders... Read More
  • Markey to Introduce Legislation to Close Air Cargo Loophole on Cargo Planes Washington, D.C. – Responding to new air cargo screening rules announced today by the Department of Homeland Security as it relates to both cargo and passenger planes, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the mandate in the law implementing the... Read More