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  • WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 2454, “The American Clean Energy and Security Act,” by a vote of 33 to 25.  This legislation is a comprehensive approach to America’s energy policy that charts a new course towards a clean energy economy. “Today the Committee took decisive and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 2454, “The American Clean Energy and Security Act,” by a vote of 33 to 25.  This legislation is a comprehensive approach to America’s energy policy that charts a new course towards a clean energy economy. “Today the Committee took decisive and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (May 19, 2009) -- Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today hailed President Barack Obama's announcement that he will raise fuel economy standards to 35.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2016 with the support of automakers as a historic moment. Rep. Markey is co-author of the original 35 mpg standard adopted by Congress in 2007, a measure that... Read More
  • Opening Statement of Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Full Committee Markup of ACES Act May 18, 2009 (as prepared)             Good Afternoon. I particularly want to thank you, Chairman Waxman for your leadership and your tireless efforts to produce a consensus product.  I, like you Mr.... Read More
  • UPDATE: May 18, 2009 - Today Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey introduced an amendment in the nature of a substitute to the American Clean Energy and Security Act.  The substitute amendment is available online at www.energycommerce.house.gov. A document summarizing how the emission allowances will be... Read More
  • Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats Release Details of the Agreement on Allocation of Allowances to the Auto Industry    WASHINGTON, DC — Today Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey, and Chairman Emeritus John D. Dingell released the details of an agreement on allocation of allowances to the... Read More
  • Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats Release Details of An Agreement on Allocation of Allowances Provision To Major Energy-Intensive, Trade-Exposed Industries WASHINGTON, DC — Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Rep. Edward J. Markey, Rep. Mike Doyle, and Rep. Jay Inslee released the details of an agreement on a major provision for the... Read More
  • Markey urges Obama not to send sensitive nuclear materials to UAE   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, today released the following statement on the horrific torture videotapes that have recently emerged from the United Arab Emirates:  “The... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) expressed his support for the Chicago City Council’s decision today to pass the nation’s first municipal ban on the sale of baby bottles and cups that contain the chemical bisphenol-A, known as BPA.  Rep. Markey reintroduced the Ban Poisonous Additives Act on March 13,... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Governor Deval Patrick today announced the Department of Energy's intent to award Massachusetts $25 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate development of the state's Wind Technology Testing Center and create hundreds of new jobs in the Charlestown... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), Dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, released the following statement honoring the memory of Mrs. Corinne Louise Conte, spouse of the late Congressman Silvio Conte. Mrs. Conte passed away on April 28, 2009.   “Everyone who served with Silvio Conte from... Read More
  • Rep. Markey discusses the Waxman-Markey clean energy legislation at the White House with President Obama, Chairman Henry Waxman and Rep. Diana DeGette on May 4th, 2009. Read More
  • Several Key Markey-Backed Priorities Included in Budget WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of twin energy and climate panels in the House, issued the following statement today after the Obama Administration released the details of its budget request for fiscal year 2010. “This visionary budget will... Read More
  • $250 ECONOMIC RECOVERY PAYMENTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS WILL GO OUT BEGINNING TODAY     MEDFORD, MA. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), today announced that the $250 economic recovery payments for Social Security recipients, which were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will begin to go out... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 61st anniversary of Israel’s independence, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution commemorating the 61 historic years since the state’s founding. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden.) pledged his continued support of Israel and submitted the following statement for the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee issued the following statement after members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee reached an agreement on a fleet modernization, or “cash-for-clunkers,” proposal:“This deal is a triple play for our country,”... Read More
  • In letter to NRC, lawmakers call system for inspecting pipes at plants nationwide "profoundly inadequate." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee and Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.) sent a letter yesterday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission questioning the process for... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Responding to the urgent need to protect America’s energy infrastructure from cyber attack, Congressmen John Barrow (D-GA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) introduced H.R. 2165, the “Bulk Power System Protection Act of 2009” yesterday. According to the Federal... Read More
  • Bill gives DOJ power to assist in investigation and prosecution of bias-motivated violent crimes WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913), also known as the Matthew Shepard Act. The legislation will provide federal assistance to states, local... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of twin energy and environment panels in Congress, today voted in favor of a federal budget that will set both Massachusetts and the country back on the path to prosperity. “Today the House approved a fiscally responsible budget that will improve the quality of our... Read More