Skip to content
Star alert
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
Skip to content
  • “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
  • 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