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  • MEDFORD, MA – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today announced the release of $2 million in federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the construction of two mini-high platforms at the Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station in the Town of Winchester. The funding will be released to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority... Read More
  •  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 hailed the release of over $2.9 million for Massachusetts to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, decrease obesity, and decrease smoking as... Read More
  • H.R. 4580 authorizes, supports the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), today introduced H.R. 4580, the Metropolitan Medical Response System Act, to ensure that local emergency management plans are properly... Read More
  •   URGES COMMISSION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH PUBLIC MEETINGS   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today welcomed the response he received from NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko to Rep. Markey’s call last autumn for greater... Read More
  • Crisis for Mass. Families Approaches as Heating Oil Prices, Demand for Help Increase  WASHINGTON (February 2, 2010) – A perfect storm of economic hardship, rising heating oil prices, and increased demand for home energy assistance could result in a serious home energy crisis for millions of Americans this year and beyond. In response to... Read More
  • Budget Shows Commitment to Creating Jobs, Passing Clean Energy and Climate Legislation, Protecting Middle Class Families  WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chair of twin energy and climate panels in the House, issued the following statement today after the Obama administration released the details of its budget... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation and the chairman of twin climate and energy panels in the House, tonight issued the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address: “Tonight President Obama sent a clear message to the... Read More
  •  Massachusetts to Receive Nearly $17 Million in Emergency Aid   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today hailed the release of over $490 million in emergency home heating assistance from the federal government under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), including more than $16.8 million... Read More
  • H.R. 4462 Allows Taxpayers to Claim Charitable Deduction in 2009 for Haiti Relief   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), today hailed the passage of H.R. 4462, legislation that would allow individuals who make charitable contributions to victims of the earthquake in Haiti to claim an itemized charitable deduction... Read More
  •  Chairman of Energy and Environment Subcommittee Investigates Merger WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today held a hearing on the ExxonMobil-XTO merger and its impact on U.S. Energy Markets. Chairman Markey speaks... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a report on streamlining the decision-making process on telecommunications policy entitled “Improvements Needed in Communication, Decision-Making Processes, and Workforce Planning.” Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), former chairman and current senior member of the... Read More
  • Lawmaker not Satisfied with Response from NRC on Protecting People from Unwitting Out-patient Exposures  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 Jaczko,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.), and Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.) sent a letter yesterday to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an investigation into the integrity, safety, inspection, maintenance, regulations and enforcement... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, issued the following statement after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti yesterday: “Today my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake and I extend my condolences to all those who... Read More
  • $2 Million Goes to Growing Bay State Clean Energy Jobs Sector WASHINGTON (January 13, 2010) – Today the Obama administration will announce $150 million in funding for clean energy jobs from the Recovery Act, including more than $2 million going to a local Massachusetts organization that helps at-risk youth find ways out of poverty and... Read More
  • Funds Could Mean an Additional $50million for Low-Income Mass. Families This Winter   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) coordinated a letter sent today to President Obama, along with 112 other Members of the House of Representatives, calling for the immediate release of Low-Income Home Heating Assistance... Read More
  • Markey, Author of Provision Mandating 100% Screening of Air Cargo, Calls for Tighter Measures to Protect Passengers  WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 on passenger planes by August... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today sent letters to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson seeking information regarding the agencies’ plans to regulate two chemicals which are widely... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the mandate in the law implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission (P.L. 110-53) that requires screening of all cargo carried on passenger planes by August 2010, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), an advocate for the screening mandate, today released the response... Read More
  • Copenhagen, Denmark- Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.) travelled to the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen last week as part of a delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Nearly 200 countries and over 100 heads of state including President Obama gathered to push towards an international agreement on climate... Read More