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  • Rep. Markey welcomes Pyongyang’s declaration of nuclear activities, urges continued monitoring   WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Bush Administration announces its removal of North Korea from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list in return for Pyongyang turning over its long-awaited declaration of nuclear activities, Representative Edward... Read More
  • Rep. Markey (center) and the Witnesses from the "Universal Service" Hearing, (L-R) Mr. Randolph J. May, Mr. Rey Ramsey, Mr. George Lucas, Ms. Jane Smith Patterson, and Mr. Charles Sullivan on June 24, 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward Markey, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, chaired... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today commended Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth-largest cable company, for their decision to delay plans to track the Web sites visited by their customers and disclose this sensitive the data to an... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, chaired a hearing this morning exploring the core principles of universal service, which historically has provided a baseline level of affordable voice telecommunications service to everyone in the United States, in... Read More
  • Rep. Markey, with MA Delegation, introduces resolution to congratulate the Boston Celtics on winning the 2007-2008 NBA World Championship WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 376 along with the entire Massachusetts delegation in the... Read More
  •   The Energy & Air Quality Subcommittee convened a hearing, entitled “Legislative Proposals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Overview,” to discuss legislation to combat Global Warming. Rep. Markey delivered a statement on the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly and deeply enough to avoid dangerous... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet today introduced the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act to enhance access to broadband technology and services for persons with disabilities. Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-NM) joined Rep. Markey as an... Read More
  • White House Helping Saudis Build Nuclear Reactor Raises Serious Questions; Sen. Schumer Introducing Same Bill on Senate Side WASHINGTON – Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation and chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, and Ileana... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), joined his colleagues in passing legislation yesterday to establish a scholarship program in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher-turned-astronaut whose journey captivated a nation and sparked a renewed interest in space exploration. McAuliffe grew up in the 7th congressional district in... Read More
  • Smoking Cessation Drug Tested on Veterans Could Worsen PTSD Symptoms WASHINGTON – Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and author of a law to improve transparency of clinical drug trials for patients, Bob Filner (D-CA), chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) released the following statement today in reaction to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision handed down this morning confirming that detainees held at Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.   "This ruling is a stunning repudiation of the... Read More
  •   Delegation Sends Letter in Support of Request for Security Funds WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and dean of the Massachusetts delegation, was joined by the entire Massachusetts House delegation in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security... Read More
  • More than 110,000 MA residents would be eligible for extended benefits WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives considered key legislation supported by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) to provide much-needed relief to 3.8 million unemployed American workers. The Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act (H.R. 5749) would... Read More
  • Telecom and the Internet Hearing on the Status of the DTV Transition: 252 Days and Counting WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet chaired the fifth in a series of oversight hearings on the Digital Television (DTV) Transition which will take place in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee with oversight over the Department of Health and Human Services, will introduce the “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA)” Act today to prohibit the use of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food and beverage containers. BPA... Read More
  • Markey Presses Nestlé U.S.A. on Junk-Food Marketing to Children WASHINGTON – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke inquiring why Nestlé has failed to take action to limit its junk-food marketing to children in the United States even as obesity is the fasting growing cause of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – With Massachusetts' average gas prices topping $4 per gallon for the first time today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) vowed to keep pushing for both near- and long-term solutions to America's oil dependence. Rep. Markey, who is Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, was the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following statement today about the proposed merger of Verizon Communications and Alltel, the nation’s largest wireless network. Rep. Markey said, "This proposed merger merits the utmost... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Non-Proliferation, responded this afternoon to reports that Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary Michael W. Wynne were forced to resign today after... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today reiterated his call for Congress close a dangerous loophole in federal safety regulation of fixed-site theme park rides, as the Kentucky Department of Agriculture released the findings of its investigation into the June 2007 accident at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in which Kaitlyn... Read More