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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the House author of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act that was signed into law on October 8, 2010, today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its November Open Meeting to consider several topics, including its... Read More
  • MEDFORD – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the death of Middlesex County Sheriff James V. DiPaola:      "Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am by the passing of my friend Jimmy DiPaola.  Sheriff DiPaola was a devoted public servant who created some of the nation's... Read More
  • With Expanded Use for Airport Security, Lawmaker Asks for Details of Safety and Health Data WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and author of the mandate in the law to require screening of all air cargo carried on passenger planes, today sent a letter to U.S. Food... Read More
  • Consumer protections make Cape Wind contract cost-effective, shows benefits well exceed costs Washington, D.C. — Today Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), the dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement upon Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approval of the power purchase agreement between... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longstanding proponent of net neutrality and author of the first ever net neutrality bill, issued the following statement in response to reports that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may consider a net neutrality proposal later this year: “It is my hope that the... Read More
  • More than 79,700 Massachusetts Residents Could Lose Benefits Due to Continued Republican Obstruction WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), the dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R 6419, The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act, a... Read More
  • Partners with the "Adoptive Family Portrait Project" to raise awareness about the importance of adoption Washington, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) joins with national lawmakers and the President in raising awareness about the importance of adoption by participating in National Adoption Month. On November 1st 2010,... Read More
  • Legislation would require screening of 100 percent of cargo carried on all-cargo aircraft Washington, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), author of the 2007 law that requires 100% screening of all air cargo transported on domestic passenger planes and all international passenger planes entering the United States, today introduced the Air... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. — Today Rep. Edward J. Markey (MA-07), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking action to expand the list of chemicals it will test for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which regulates growth, metabolism and reproduction. With their... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement: “The recommendations put forward by the chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are going to have about as smooth a sail in Congress as the Splendor cruise ship had off the California coast. “While we must... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the provision in the law that requires screening of all cargo carried on passenger planes, issued the following statement in response to reports that confirm that the bomb from Yemen found in a toner cartridge last month at an English airport was timed to detonate over... Read More
  • Lower prescription drug costs and improvements to care quality and increased system-wide efficiency will reduce costs Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) announced that a new analysis issued last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that under the Affordable Care Act, average savings for those... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement: “The Federal Communications Commission is rightly investigating whether Google’s Street View cars steamrolled privacy laws in pursuit of mapping information. I commend the Commission for taking action - the potential for this technology to... Read More
  • Long-time Environment and Energy Leader to Continue Push for Energy Jobs and Environmental Protections   WASHINGTON (November 10, 2010) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced he will pursue the ranking member position on the Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As one of Congress’s leaders... Read More
  • Markey to Introduce Legislation to Close Air Cargo Loophole on Cargo Planes Washington, D.C. – Responding to new air cargo screening rules announced today by the Department of Homeland Security as it relates to both cargo and passenger planes, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the mandate in the law implementing the... Read More
  • 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