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  • Economic Stimulus Rebates: Frequently Asked Questions   In 2008, 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 were... 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 in reaction to news of network management discussions between cable provider Comcast Corporation and BitTorrent Inc. A dispute between the two companies has been highlighted in... 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 response to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division decision on the XM-Sirius merger: "The Bush administration has apparently never seen a... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Questions Lack of Encryption, Notification Delay WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), co-chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, pressed Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt today for more information about the theft of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) laptop... Read More
  • Funds will go towards increasing bus fleet, installing new passenger-friendly technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) announced a $703,795 Federal grant for the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA). The grant is issued through the Department of Transportation and is designated for the purchase of... Read More
  •   Rep. Edward J. Markey joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation to met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his Palace Temple in Dharamsala, India to discuss the current situation in Tibet. (Photo credit: AP) View more pictures HERE in our photo gallery. Read More
  •                               From Medford to Dharamsala:   At right, Rep. Edward J. Markey joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation to met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his Palace Temple in Dharamsala, India to discuss the current situation in... Read More
  • In 2007, the Department of Commerce designated five Chinese corporations as "Validated End-Users," (VEU) a new designation meaning that they are allowed to import certain sensitive U.S. technologies without an export control license. Export control licenses are used to prevent diversion of such sensitive technologies to military... Read More
  • (all documents PDF format) July 11, 2006: Letter from Rep. Markey to President Bush August 11, 2006: Response from State Department to Rep. Markey's letter April 16, 2008: Questions for the Record, submitted by Rep. Markey to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman following up on Feb. 7, 2008 House Energy and Commerce Hearing (February 7, 2008: VIDEO of... Read More
  • New Commerce Department Rule May Weaken U.S. Export Controls, Benefit China’s Military WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, today reiterated his request for information from the Department of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released the following statement marking the 5th anniversary of the War in Iraq: Rep. Markey said, "The Iraq War has cost hundreds of billions of dollars, thousands of lost lives and tens of thousands of wounded soldiers. This must end. Unfortunately, President Bush is either... 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 today in reaction to the close of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) auction of the 700 MHz radio spectrum. The spectrum auction is part of the transition to... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Reiterates Call to Reject Blanket Immunity Without Justification WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today hailed the House bill reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as a good compromise which allows for... Read More
  •   Rep. Markey sat down with members of OK GO, a band that has gained notoriety through video postings on the Internet, to discuss how Net neutrality principals allow artists free and open access to the Internet and a global audience. On Feb. 13, 3008, Rep. Markey introduced H.R. 5353, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, along with Rep.... Read More
  • Report Highlights Need for Greater Consumer Protections WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that highlights serious shortcomings in the responsiveness and effectiveness of... Read More
  • Weekend Events in Melrose, Weston This weekend, Rep. Markey will discuss the critical issues of global warming and energy dependence at two public forums in Melrose on Sunday, March 16th from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at the Melrose Memorial Hall and in Weston on the same day, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at Regis College. As chairman of the House Select... Read More
  •   Rep. Edward J. Markey, who serves as the chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, brought House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the William Stanley Elementary School in Waltham, Mass., highlighting the local economic and environmental benefits of using renewable energy and other green technologies. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, held a hearing on sports programming, consumer choice and migration of sports programming to pay television services. The following is his opening statement from the hearing: "Good Morning.  The... Read More
  • Six Congressmen Support Passage of House Bill 4270 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today led a group of Massachusetts congressmen in urging the the Massachusetts State Treasurer and leaders of the State House and Senate to support efforts to ensure Massachusetts taxpayer money in the state pension fund is not... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today held a hearing to discuss draft legislation addressing wireless consumer issues and community broadband services. Chairman Markey delivered the following opening statement: (A copy of Chairman Markey's... Read More