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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet this morning convened a hearing to discuss draft legislation on enhancing access to broadband technology and services for persons with disabilities. The following is the chairman’s opening... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today reacted to a settlement agreement reached between Wachovia Bank and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) that resulted from an OCC investigation into the bank’s relationship with several telemarketing and... Read More
  •      More than 300 constituents from Massachusetts’ 7th district attend annual event at the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), yesterday welcomed more than 300 people to his annual Constituent Day in Washington, D.C.  Visitors from nearly every one of the nineteen cities and... Read More
  •      More than 300 constituents from Massachusetts’ 7th district attend annual event at the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), yesterday welcomed more than 300 people to his annual Constituent Day in Washington, D.C.  Visitors from nearly every one of the nineteen cities and towns... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet convened a hearing to discuss H.R. 5353, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008, legislation that he co-authored with Rep. Pickering (R-MS).         The panel of witnesses included... Read More
  •      More than 200 students from Massachusetts’ 7th district meet Rep. Markey at the U.S. Capitol   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Students from Weston Middle School and Medford's St. Francis School met with Rep. Markey while on a visit to Washington, DC. Rep. Markey gave the students a tour of the Capitol, which included stops... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet this morning convened a hearing to discuss draft legislation on enhancing access to broadband technology and services for persons with disabilities.        Rep. Markey is joined in this picture... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), entered the following statement into the Congressional Record commemorating the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: "Madam Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the ninety-third anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  "In September of 1919, President Woodrow Wilson... Read More
  • With Heightened Concern Over Attacks on LNG Facilities, Markey Amendment Requires Homeland Security Input on LNG Siting Decisions WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today succeeded in amending a national coast guard bill to require input from the Department of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Bush administration will take the first critical step toward implementing the historic energy bill passed by Congress in December 2007 by releasing a proposal to adopt aggressive fuel economy rules. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global... 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 as the Federal Communications Commission convened its second field hearing of 2008 on the subject of Internet freedom. Rep. Markey has introduced legislation, H.R. 5353, to enshrine... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, chaired a hearing this morning to assess the results of the auction for licenses to use spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band that will become available after the transition to digital television broadcast. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following statement this afternoon in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed principles for industry self-regulation of online... Read More
  • Author of Air Cargo Screening Provision Says Questions Remain on TSA’s Plans to Meet New Mandate WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the primary author of the 100% air cargo screening mandate signed into law last August, today responded to reports that the... Read More
  • Markey, Congressional Delegation Met with Dalai Lama Last Month WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of the bipartisan Congressional Delegation that met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile last month, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) is an original co-sponsor of House Resolution 1077. H. Res. 1077, which will be up for a vote on... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Addresses Brandeis Students and Faculty    On April 13, 2008, Representative Ed Markey visited Brandeis University to address students and faculty as part of EarthFest, a 10-day celebration at the University focused on sustainability, the effects of global climate change and environmental destruction and student-based... Read More
  • Economic Stimulus Rebates: Frequently Asked Questions Earlier this year, Congress passed, and President Bush signed into law, the "Economic Stimulus Act of 2008" to provide tax rebates, or stimulus checks, to lower-income and middle-income working families, certain seniors and disabled veterans. 2,900,000 residents of Massachusetts will... Read More
  •                     Rep. Markey, who serves as chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunication and the Internet, chaired the first ever Congressional hearing simulcast in an Internet-based virtual world on April 1, 2008. The hearing, entitled “Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and... Read More
  • First Ever Congressional Hearing Simulcast in an Internet-based Virtual World WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, conducted the first ever Congressional hearing simulcast in an Internet-based virtual world today. The hearing addressed the evolution,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 today to news that the Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has ordered a full inventory of all nuclear weapons and related materials:  Rep.... Read More