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  • Lawmaker:  Machines a Potential ‘Treasure Trove’ for Identity Thieves  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, today sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.),Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following prepared remarks at a hearing entitled “Clean Energy Policies that Reduce our Dependence on Oil:” Rep. Markey at the hearing along with (from left to right)... Read More
  • Washington D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) welcomed residents of the Seventh Congressional District to Capitol Hill this week for the 2010 Constituent Day in Washington, D.C. Rep. Markey met with hundreds of local residents, took them on a tour of the floor of the House of Representatives, discussed the history of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse attended the first ever Capitol Clean Tech EXPO in the Rayburn House Office Building. The Clean Tech EXPO, sponsored by Clean Economy Network and CTIA, the Wireless Association, in conjunction with Rep.... Read More
  • Bill Passes Energy and Commerce Committee, Heads to House Floor WASHINGTON (April 15, 2010) – The HomeStar program to help families retrofit their homes with more efficient windows, doors and other home improvements today passed the Energy and Commerce Committee, moving a program backed by President Obama, to a vote in the House of... Read More
  • Bi-partisan GRID Act Would Protect Electricity System Against Attacks WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bi-partisan legislation co-authored by Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) that would protect our nation’s electricity grid from attacks today passed the Energy and Commerce Committee and will now head to the House of Representatives for a vote. The... Read More
  • At press conference, lawmakers call for swift passage of  legislation that will create jobs, save consumers money  WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and a bipartisan group of legislators on Wednesday introduced the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, calling it critical job-creating... Read More
  •  Procter & Gamble, Rubbermaid, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, and Other Manufacturers Urged to Remove Anti-Microbial Chemical Found in Many Products   WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today released letters written... Read More
  •  Chairman Also Announces Plans to Introduce Legislation to Improve Endocrine Disruptor Screening Efforts   WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today called for a ban on many applications of the antimicrobial chemical... Read More
  • REVERE, MA.-Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary Theodore Toon, and the CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife, Len Fishman, announced $4 million in Recovery Act funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   (L-R): Kristine Foy, Deputy Regional Director of HUD; Rep. Markey; Theodore Toon, HUD... Read More
  • Lawmaker is Author of Net Neutrality Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the co-author of comprehensive net neutrality legislation in the House, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in the Comcast case. “Today the Court today threw out the previous... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), founder of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, today praised the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, released by President Obama.  The document, which formally defines the missions and requirements for the U.S. nuclear arsenal, marks a major step toward reducing the... Read More
  • Critical funds will help Homes and Business in the Community Rebuild  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today hailed the release of critical federal flood aid after President Obama approved a Major Federal Disaster Declaration in the wake of ongoing flooding in our region. The President’s action makes... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the founder of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, today praised the announcement of a new arms control treaty with Russia, which will reduce the nuclear arsenals of each country.   “This treaty is a major step forward and will serve as a key bridge... Read More
  •           Lawmaker is Author of Mandate Requiring National Broadband Plan   WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the requirement in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a National... Read More
  • Historic law will provide over $3 billion in tax credits, help Mass. seniors save over $1 billion in drug costs  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee--one of three committees with jurisdiction over health care policy—today released an analysis of the... Read More
  • Bill will benefit Mass., Includes Markey-Authored Provision  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee--one of three committees with jurisdiction over health care policy--issued the following statement after voting in favor of the health care reform bill, which... Read More
  •    Lawmaker calls on NRC to “stop gambling” with public health in cancer patient rules, outlines possible health risk from exposure   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today released a staff report... Read More
  • Lawmaker is Author of Mandate Requiring National Broadband Plan   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the requirement in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a National Broadband Plan, today issued the following statement... Read More
  • Lawmaker is Author of Mandate Requiring National Broadband Plan   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the requirement in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a National Broadband Plan, today issued the following statement... Read More