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  • Lawmaker is Author of Bill to Make Technology More Accessible to All  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (H.R. 3101), today issued the following prepared statement at a hearing on the bill in the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Massachusetts congressional delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging the two leaders to support passage of an extension of the temporary increase in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage... Read More
  • Measurement Could Be Conducted When New Cap is Installed, Yet BP Stonewalling Scientists WASHINGTON (June 10, 2010) – Within a few weeks, an important opportunity could present itself for scientists to directly analyze the BP oil spill site at the sea floor to better estimate the size of the flow. Scientists from the Flow Rate Technical Group... Read More
  • Bi-partisan GRID Act Co-Authored by Markey Would Protect Electricity System Against Attacks  WASHINGTON, D.C. –Bipartisan legislation co-authored by Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) that would protect our nation’s electricity grid from attacks today passed the House of Representatives by unanimous voice vote. The Grid... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (June 8, 2010) – Responding to complaints from experts tasked with estimating the true flow rate of the BP oil spill that they still do not have access to critical high-quality video, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today demanded that BP release the video to these experts. In a letter to BP America CEO Lamar McKay, Rep. Markey... Read More
  • Act of Congress Needed; Legislation to be Introduced Tomorrow WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass) announced they will introduce legislation tomorrow to grant subpoena power to the bipartisan Commission established by President Obama last month to investigate the causes and effects of BP’s oil spill... Read More
  • CHALMETTE, LA.- Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.) made his second visit to the Gulf Coast to tour damage from the oil spill on Monday, touring impacted marshlands and participating in a hearing on the local impact of the oil spill. “Every day, as this oil encroaches on our wetlands, estuaries and beaches, the entire nation shares in the... Read More
  • Hayward, BP Pushed by Chairman to Ascertain Better Overall Flow Number WASHINGTON (June 6, 2010) -- Following claims that the new containment method is capturing 10,000 barrels a day, and comments from BP CEO Tony Hayward indicating BP expects to eventually capture "the vast majority" of the oil, Rep. Edward J. Markey today sent a letter... Read More
  • Rejects Contributing Money to Scientists Call from Chairman for Independent Scientist Funding Met with Stunning Response from Major Player in Oil Spill Incident WASHINGTON (June 4, 2010) – When Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to the companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to request contributions to an independent science... Read More
  • Following BP CEO Admission of Unpreparedness, Chairman Will Push for 21st Century Safety and Response Technologies in “Oil SOS” Fund WASHINGTON (June 3, 2010) – Following BP CEO Tony Hayward’s admission that his company did not have a “tool-kit” for a sizeable spill from a deep-water well, Rep. Edward J. Markey... Read More
  • Lawmakers Discuss Impact of Recovery Act and Job Creation at Facility WATERTOWN- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of twin climate and energy panels in the U.S. House of Representatives, today welcomed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to A123 Systems Inc., a lithium ion battery developer and manufacturer headquartered in Watertown,... Read More
  • Ample Video Coverage Also Needed to Assess New Flow Following Cutting of Riser Pipe, Says Chairman WASHINGTON (May 31, 2010) -- Citing the lag time in information given to the public during the failed "top kill" attempt to seal the still-spilling BP oil well, and some discrepancies in camera angles and availability during those... Read More
  • Company Claims Underwater Clouds of Oil Do Not Exist; Chairman Asks for Evidence WASHINGTON (May 31, 2010) -- Following media reports where BP CEO Tony Hayward claimed that BP had found "no evidence" of underwater oil plumes, even though they have been discovered and documented by scientists, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the author of H.R. 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, and Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif), an original co-sponsor of the legislation, today released a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, praising the chairman  for his... Read More
  •       WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) along with Reps. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), today announced the introduction of the Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010. The legislation will help create jobs and end our dependence on... Read More
  • National Small Business Association Recognizes Markey as one of the leading Small Business Advocates in Congress.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), was named a “Small Business Star” today by the National Small Business Association (NSBA), receiving the award at a ceremony in Washington. Each... Read More
  • Chairman Markey Releases Documents Showing BP Low-balled Flow Rate; Lower Spill Estimate Means Lower Financial Liability for Company WASHINGTON (May 27, 2010) – Following the release of a report on the flow rate of the oil spill by a technical team assembled by the Obama administration, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today continued to raise... Read More
  • Lawmakers ask whether company had plans to use information collected over Wi-Fi networks WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Henry Waxman, D-Calif., today wrote to Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt seeking answers to the company’s collection of private information over Wi-Fi networks. “We... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Committee on Energy and Commerce approved by a vote of 45 to 1, the Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2010 (H.R. 5320, the “AQUA Act”).  The legislation would reauthorize and increase funding for the drinking water state revolving fund (SRF) under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The... Read More
  • Lawmaker is Author of Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) testified today at a Senate  Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet  hearing entitled “Innovation and Inclusion: The Americans with Disabilities... Read More