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  • st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }   News Release:  June 26, 2009 Karen Lightfoot/Caren Auchman (Waxman):  (202) 225-5735 Dan Reilly (Markey):  (202) 225-2836   House Passes historic waxman-markey clean energy bill   WASHINGTON, DC — Today the House of Representatives passed the landmark American Clean... Read More
  • The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today held its first hearing on the draft comprehensive health care reform bill developed by the Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor Committees. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement on the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.-- Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), co-chairs of the Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, today introduced the Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act, H.R. 2866. This bi-partisan bill modifies Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility rules to increase participation in clinical trials for... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who served for over 20 years as either Chairman or Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, issued the following statement regarding tomorrow’s switchover of full-power television stations to digital broadcasting:  “When... Read More
  • Supporters Promised Repeal Would Unleash Transmission Growth WASHINGTON (June 9, 2009) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, sent a letter to Chairman Jon Wellinghoff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting information regarding the impact of the repeal of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (June 8, 2009) – Chairmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), co-authors of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act today said that a new analysis of the bill by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows the legislation is a fiscally-responsible clean energy plan.‪ “The... Read More
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ellen Connell, Chairman Markey, 202-225-2836   WASHINGTON (June 3, 2009) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, sent a letter to Chairman Jon Wellinghoff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting an analysis of the effectiveness of... Read More
  • Washington, DC - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, visited China last week along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several other members of the Select Committee. The delegation traveled to China and Hong Kong to discuss many aspects of the U.S.-China... Read More
  • Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral “Independence at Home” Act WASHINGTON (May 21, 2009) – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over health care policy,... 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, 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