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  • House and Senate Members Introduce Bipartisan “Independence at Home” Act   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Working to improve health care options for chronically ill patients on Medicare, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s... Read More
  • Markey Leads Opposition to US-India Nuclear Deal During House Debate   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, spoke in opposition to the U.S-India nuclear cooperation... Read More
  • Markey Highlights Nonproliferation Danger, House Vote Expected Later Today   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, commented on an expected House vote on the... Read More
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Members Call on FCC to Take Immediate Action   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing concerns that millions of Americans may not be able to receive over-the-air digital TV signals, even with a digital converter box, without proper antenna placement, a bipartisan group of House Energy and Commerce Committee members are... Read More
  • President Forces Drilling Moratorium to Lapse After More Than 20 Years   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) will introduce new legislation to protect the fragile Georges Bank area off the coast of Massachusetts from any oil or natural gas drilling which could be potentially disastrous for the New England... Read More
  • Congress Set to Pass $5.1 Billion for LIHEAP Program, MA Governor to Testify on the Future of Home Heating Assistance Program Tomorrow   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a key advocate for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today... Read More
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Members Send Letter to FCC   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today joined Energy and Commerce Chairman John D. Dingell (D-MI) and committee member Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), in calling on the Federal... Read More
  • With Billions for Bailouts, Families Must Not be Frozen Out this Winter   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the largest single day spike in oil prices ever, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and his colleagues are calling for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program at $5.1 billion to stave off what could be a... Read More
  • Congress must carefully consider whether India nuclear deal conforms to Hyde Act   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, slammed the State Department for its... Read More
  • September 17, 2008

    Sep. 18, 2008 - Markey: Big Oil
    Chevron Responds to Markey Investigation, Raises New Questions   WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a hearing held this morning to examine recent revelations about ethical failings within the Bush administration’s Department of the Interior, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) closely questioned both Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne... Read More
  • Release of emergency contingency funds helps MA, but more needed   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, welcomed the release of funds to help Massachusetts families buy heating oil and called on Congress to move quickly to approve further funding to cover... Read More
  • Congressman Markey: Change, Baby, Change!     WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) today hailed the House Democratic comprehensive energy measure that will lower costs to consumers and American taxpayers, invest in renewable energy sources to create American jobs, expand domestic energy supply and create... Read More
  • Congressman Worked to Protect Georges Bank, Increase LIHEAP Funding   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) today hailed the House Democratic comprehensive energy measure that will lower costs to consumers and American taxpayers, invest in renewable energy sources to create American jobs, expand domestic energy... Read More
  • Markey Chairs 6th Hearing on DTV Transition WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, held a hearing this morning on the status of the digital television (DTV) transition which will take place in February 2009. The following is the chairman’s opening... Read More
  • Questions Come Day Before Hearing on DTV Transition WASHINGTON, D.C. - The day before chairing the sixth in a series of hearings about the upcoming Digital Television (DTV) transition, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, joined with Rep. John D. Dingell, chairman of the... Read More
  • Hearings Must be Held, Questions Answered, Before Vote WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of senior Democratic lawmakers joined forces today in arguing that many lingering questions about the U.S.-India nuclear deal require further examination and should rule out any rush for an expedited vote on the deal..The lawmakers, led by Representative Edward J.... Read More
  • Seven Years After Attack, More Progress Needed to Strengthen Homeland Security WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on progress towards strengthening our homeland security seven years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks: "Tomorrow we... Read More
  • Rep. Markey stands with fellow elected officials at Rivers Edge in Medford. From left, John Proetle, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn, Everett State Representative Stat Smith, Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development Dan O’Connell, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Medford State Representative Paul Donato, Congressman Markey, Malden Mayor... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, today responded to a vote by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to grant India a waiver to participate in nuclear trade without binding... Read More
  • Nuclear Rules Group Must Insist on Nonproliferation Conditions WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, today responded to news that the Bush administration privately assured members of... Read More