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  •   After Long Winter, Spring Brings Smiles and Savings Alike from Extension of Popular Program WASHINGTON (March 12, 2010) – In the middle of the night on Sunday, Daylight Saving Time will go into effect. The next day, evening sunshine will last longer, and American families from across the country will start savings hundreds of millions... Read More
  • Funding Would Support Massachusetts Universities and Research Institutions, Create Thousands of Jobs  WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longstanding supporter of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee with oversight responsibility for NIH, is organizing... Read More
  •  MEDFORD, MA – U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) announced today that he will be holding Office Hours in Waltham on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Arthur J. Clark Government Center Building and on Sunday March 14, 2010 in Framingham at his Framingham district office.                ... Read More
  • Lawmaker: “Nuclear Renaissance Requires Public Confidence”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, today announced his request that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) commence a thorough review of the adequacy of nuclear reactor safety... Read More
  •                                        LAWMAKER IS AUTHOR OF BILL TO BAN CHEMICAL  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.),... Read More
  • WINTHROP, MA.- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) was in Winthrop on Saturday, meeting with Winthrop Town Manager Jim McKenna to discuss plans for the town’s waterfront revitalization project (see photo below). Rep. Markey has already secured federal funding for the Winthrop Ferry project, which will enable Winthrop residents to commute into Boston... Read More
  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Request Full Funding for Critical LIHEAP Program  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longtime champion of providing assistance to low-income families to heat their homes, today began an effort to request full funding for this critical program for the next fiscal year. Markey... Read More
  • BILL WOULD CREATE NATIONAL OFFICE TO TREAT AND PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE  WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.), House co-chairs of the Bipartisan, Bicameral Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, today announced the introduction the National Alzheimer’s Project Act... Read More
  • ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS, FOUND IN WATER, POSE HEALTH RISKS  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Energy and Environment Subcommittee and the author of a bill to establish a federal ban on the chemical Bisphenol A in all food and beverage containers, issued the following... Read More
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a hearing entitled “Premium Increases By Anthem Blue Cross Health in the Individual Health Insurance Market:”   “Tomorrow at the White House,... Read More
  • LAWMAKER QUESTIONS RESPONSE OF COMPANY, DOT  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled “Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended Acceleration” in the Oversight and... Read More
  • “Joe Moakley” Award Recognizes Fight for Funding During Growing Energy Crisis for Bay State Families   WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longtime champion of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) today received an award from the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association... 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 hailed  the FCC‘s outlines... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC — Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey today sent letters to eight oil and gas companies that use hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and natural gas from unconventional sources in the United States.  The Committee is requesting information on the chemicals used in fracturing fluids and the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, issued the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:   “A little more than a year ago, our nation was plunged into the... Read More
  • MEDFORD, MA – U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) announced today that he will be holding Office Hours on the evening of February 18, 2010 at Woburn City Hall and on the evening of February 20, 2010 at Stoneham Town Hall.  The Woburn office hours will be held on Thursday, February 18, from 7 PM to 9 PM at Woburn City Hall,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), former Chairman and current senior member of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee and author of Section 222 of the Communications Act relating to the privacy of cell phone consumers’ personal information, today issued the following statement following... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of twin climate and energy panels in the House and the co-chair of the bipartisan Caucuses on Nonproliferation, today voiced support for the Obama Administration's intent to strengthen sanctions against Iran in the wake of President Ahmadinejad's announcement regarding new... Read More
  • Markey, House author of original E-Rate Program, Introduces Update 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 Subcommittee, today introduced H.R. 4619, the E-Rate 2.0 Act, to update the successful E-Rate... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.- Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, issued the following statement today after the death of Rep. John Murtha. "I am saddened to learn of the death of Jack Murtha, a man that I have known for the last 34 years," said Markey. "While Jack was always known as a... Read More