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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the New England and Massachusetts House congressional delegations, issued the following statement today after Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.   “There is no more... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the New England and Massachusetts House congressional delegations issued the following statement after the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver: “The life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver is a testament to the power of the human spirit, as she touched countless lives... Read More
  • CAMBRIDGE, MA--Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), chairman of twin energy and environment panels in the House and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today spoke at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. At the event, entitled, “Laying the Foundation for the Next Generation of Clean Energy Jobs,” Markey and Chu... Read More
  • Federal action still needed to complement state efforts   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Energy and Environment subcommittee, today hailed Governor Deval Patrick’s announcement that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing a public health advisory to alert... Read More
  • Highly Successful Program Shows Democratic Congress’ Clean Energy Plan is Working   WASHINGTON (July 31, 2009) – Rep. Edward J. Markey, one of the authors of the Cash for Clunkers program, today praised his colleagues and the White House for taking such swift action to extend the wildly successful Cash for Clunkers program. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care policy, today hailed the Committee’s passage of H.R 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act.   “Today, we have taken a major step towards fixing our broken... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) introduced a bill today that will establish overarching national broadband policy and ensures an open and consumer oriented Internet.   “The Internet is a success today because it was open to everyone with an idea,” said Rep. Markey.  “That... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the dean of the New England and Massachusetts House congressional delegations issued the following statement after President Obama announced that Sen. Edward Kennedy will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, later this... Read More
  •   GAO Report Finds Flaws in President Bush’s Nuclear Agreement with Russia Evaluation Process on Russia’s Proliferation Activities Fell Short    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce... Read More
  • Bipartisan bill addresses need for Alzheimer’s research and caregiver assistance   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.), House co-chairs of the Bipartisan, Bicameral Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, today announced the introduction of H.R 3286, The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.— Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.), along with the entire Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, today sent a letter to the three chairmen of the congressional committees considering H.R. 3200, the comprehensive health care reform legislation moving through Congress.  In the letter, the entire Massachusetts... Read More
  • Bipartisan bill addresses looming crisis in nuclear medicine; bill endorsed by medical, industry, and nuclear nonproliferation groups   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the Ranking... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC — Today House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey, along with Reps. Frank Pallone, Jan Schakowsky, Lois Capps, and John Sarbanes, introduced the Drinking Water System Security Act of 2009 with the support of the largest drinking water utilities... Read More
  • Markey says health care system, ailing for years, now stuck in intensive care    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today delivered the following statement at the Committee’s mark-up of H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act.... Read More
  • Funds from Economic Recovery Package Will Encourage Purchases of Energy Efficient Appliances   WASHINGTON D.C.—The Massachusetts congressional delegation today hailed the release of over $6 million for the Bay State for rebate programs to encourage purchases of energy efficient appliances as part of the economic recovery package. The... Read More
  • In testimony, Markey asks for Improvements   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, today submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for its hearing entitled “Nuclear Cooperation with... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, and Rep. John Hall (D-NY), made public a letter from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) responding to detailed questions posed by the two lawmakers regarding a major leak in buried water pipes at the Indian... Read More
  • H.R.3099 designed to protect Americans traveling abroad through better disclosure of health, safety conditions at overseas destinations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over consumer protection issues, today announced the introduction of... Read More
  • MEDFORD, MA. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), along with Representative Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell), introduced in the House of Representatives H. Res. 599, a resolution to recognize the 50th anniversary of the creation of Minuteman National Historical Park.  Fifty years ago, on September 21, 1959, the United States Congress... Read More
  • House Passes historic waxman-markey clean energy bill WASHINGTON, DC — Today the House of Representatives passed the landmark American Clean Energy and Security Act , sponsored by Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Edward J. Markey, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence... Read More