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  • Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she intends to run for House Minority Leader in the next Congress: “I welcome Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she intends to... Read More
  • Program supports more than 300 jobs in the state Washington, D.C. – The Department of Energy announced yesterday that as of September 30, 2010, Massachusetts has weatherized more than 6,900 homes with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Recovery Act, plus more than 2,800 additional homes with annual funding for the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Edward Markey, D-Mass., co-chairman of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, today released responses to the letter they sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about recent privacy breaches on the popular social media site. “It’s good that Facebook was in a hurry to respond to... Read More
  • Senior Members of Congress Call for Screening of All Air Cargo Originating from ‘Countries of Interest’ WASHINGTON, DC – Following an attempted terrorist attack involving air cargo, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama, calling to immediately begin... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the passing of Ted Sorensen, advisor and speech writer to John F. Kennedy: “Travelling abroad with Ted Sorenson during the Cold War was like taking a trip with walking and talking history. Even 20 years after he had left the Kennedy... Read More
  • CHRONOLOGY: Failure to Inspect Cargo Carried on Passenger Planes Prepared by the Office of Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) October 31, 2010   Chronology ·        May 20, 2003:  Markey questions then-DHS Secretary Ridge at Homeland Security Committee Hearing about the lack of screening for... Read More
  • For Immediate Release  Contact:    Giselle Barry - 202-225-2836 (office); 202-510-3240... Read More
  • Lawmaker is author of cargo screening requirement Washington, D.C. – Responding to situations at the Philadelphia and Newark airports that indicate possible suspicious cargo, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the mandate in the law implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission requiring screening of all air cargo... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) announced that new data show that as of October 1, 2010 3,330 seniors in the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts have so far received the $250 ‘donut hole’ checks that were provided due to the new health care reformlaw, to help close the Medicare prescription drug... Read More
  • On October 21, 2010, Rep. Edward J. Markey received the first Pathway to Independence Award from the Carroll Center for the Blind for his successful legislative efforts on behalf of individuals who are blind ordeaf population of the United States.  Rep. Markey is the author of thelandmark legislation, the 21st Century Communications and Video... Read More
  • Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement: "I am deeply disturbed by the latest developments in this case, which indicate that Google's Street View cars rolled right over consumers' personal privacy prerogatives while cruising city streets. This is unacceptable. Consumers should never have to fear that their... Read More
  • MALDEN --- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) recently secured a $141,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help with the purchase of medical equipment for the use in various departments across the City of Malden.   With this grant, the City of Malden has already purchased two handicap accessible vans for use by the... Read More
  • BOSTON – U.S. Senator John Kerry and Congressman Ed Markey today announced that Massachusetts will receive $2,325,836 to restore the site of the former General Motors plant in Framingham. The funding comes from a $773 million trust set up by General Motors that will be divided among fourteen states containing such sites, two thirds of which... Read More
  • October 20, 2010

    October 20, 2010: MARKEY:
    Lawmaker calls on NRC to protect public from radioactively “hot” patients   WASHINGTON, D.C. – A congressional analysis released today highlights the potential dangers to public health from patients who have been released from the hospital after being treated with radioactive materials for cancers and other diseases. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Edward Markey, D-Mass., co-chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, have asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to respond to questions about the privacy breaches reported by The Wall Street Journal Monday.   “According to the article, this series of privacy breaches affected... Read More
  • Lawmaker Urges FCC to Take Action to Protect Consumers, Cites Open Internet Implications of FOX Blocking Cablevision Broadband Subscribers from FOX Content Online WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), former Chairman and current senior member of the Energy and Commerce Communications, Technology and the Internet... Read More
  • MELROSE --- Today, Rep. Markey announced a $475,000 grant he helped to secure for the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office from the COPS Program –the Community Oriented Policing Services program – for the acquisition of a new, state-of-the-art Mobile Training Unit. The Mobile Training Unit will make it easier for police officers... Read More
  • As Social Security Administration Announces No Social Security Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for Next Year Washington, DC – Rep. Markey announced today that House Democrats will move ahead with legislation to provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $250 payment.  The Social Security Administration announced on Friday there will be... Read More
  • Markey is author of video navigation device provision in Telecommunications Act of 1996 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), former Chairman and current senior member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, today expressed his support for FCC action to promote greater... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (October 12, 2010) – Following the announcement by Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that there would be a conditional lifting of the exploratory drilling suspension in the Gulf of Mexico, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who chairs the Energy and Environment Subcommittee and the Select Committee on Energy Independence... Read More