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  • Federal District Court to Rule on Reimbursement Process for Victims of $125 Million Scam Targeting Elderly, Disabled WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force, today joined Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman... Read More
  • Fighting Global Warming Congressman Markey introduced new legislation called the Investing in Climate Action and Protection Act (iCAP), H.R. 6186, that will slash global warming emissions and make America the leader in clean technology solutions. Introducing the first "Cap and Invest" system, iCAP will cut emissions 85% by the year 2050,... Read More
  • Fighting Global Warming Congressman Markey introduced new legislation called the Investing in Climate Action and Protection Act (iCAP), H.R. 6186, that will slash global warming emissions and make America the leader in clean technology solutions. Introducing the first "Cap and Invest" system, iCAP will cut emissions 85% by the year 2050,... Read More
  • “Cap-and-Invest” System Follows Science, Invests in Clean Energy Future WASHINGTON (May 28, 2008) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a revolutionary new global warming bill today that would reduce global warming pollution according to scientific targets, reinvest any revenue back to American workers and technology, and... Read More
  • GAO Report Concludes Program’s Technology “Unproven,” Could Cost More Than $44 Billion Per Plant WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, welcomed the release of a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO)... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, released the following statement today after news reports that Senator Edward M. Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor: “Ted Kennedy is the greatest Senator in American history and a tireless fighter for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) assessing the readiness of television broadcasters for the national digital television (DTV) transition. As of February 17, 2008, all... Read More
  • Lawmakers Concerned by Plans to Track Web User Activity, Disclose Data WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, and Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), Ranking Member or the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today sent a letter to Charter Communications... Read More
  • As the summer season kicks off and amusement parks around the country open their gates to welcome vacationing families, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA) called attention to a loophole in the law that prohibits federal safety oversight of rides that are permanently located at amusement parks. Rep. Markey held a press conference to urge passage of... Read More
  •   Rep. Markey speaks during House Floor debate over a bill to temporarily suspend filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) until the end of the year. President Bush has rejected bipartisan calls to do so voluntarily. The bill passed the House by a vote of 385-25 on May 13, 2008.    For more information about this bill and Rep.... Read More
  • During Press Conference, Lawmaker, Amusement Ride Accident Victim, Safety Advocate Call for Federal Safety Oversight of Amusement Park Rides   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and long-time consumer protection advocate, was joined today by the victim of an... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), who authored legislation in 2007 to stop the so-called “surge” of U.S. troops in Iraq, this afternoon voted against another $162.5 billion to fund the war in Iraq.   Rep. Markey said, “Five years on and no plan for withdrawal in sight, we cannot keep funding this... Read More
  • Lawmaker Says Russia Deal “unwise and untimely while Russia maintains nuclear ties to Iran”    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), is introducing a resolution to block the recently negotiated Agreement for Nuclear Cooperation between the United States and Russia. In a letter to House Members, Rep.... Read More
  • Q: How do I know if my TV will be affected by the DTV transition? A: If you currently watch TV on an analog TV set with "rabbit ears", have a roof-top antenna and/or do not subscribe to cable, satellite or another form of pay-TV, you may be affected by the transition. Almost all TV sets purchased before 1998 are exclusively analog and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the House of Representatives passed key legislation co-sponsored by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) to provide assistance to home-owners who are in danger of losing their homes. The two bills, the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008, H.R. 3221, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Act of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following statement this afternoon in reaction to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan to establish a digital television (DTV) test market in Wilmington, NC this September. Rep. Markey said,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today joined Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and 14 other members of the committee today in sending a letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, delivered the following opening statement at a hearing this morning to discuss H.R. 5353, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008: "Good Morning.  Today's hearing is on legislation offered by myself... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, after years of fighting against proposals to close or consolidate local VA facilities, Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) and members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation issued the following statements in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) decision to... Read More
  • Questions Remain, No Reason to Rush Nuclear Cooperation Deal, Says Markey WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Nonproliferation Task Force, sent a letter to the Bush administration today warning against seeking congressional... Read More