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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released the following statement on legislation to provide emergency assistance to stabilize our economy which is before the House today:  l "Our country is facing an economic downturn as serious as any that has ever faced this nation. And while nobody thinks this the... 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, commented today on the U.S. Senate consideration of the U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement:   l "It is a sad fact that the... Read More
  • SEC should have foreseen the current turmoil on Wall Street and Main Street WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of two scathing reports detailing lax regulation, shoddy oversight and incompetence at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today questioned SEC Chairman Christopher Cox about the SEC's... Read More
  • 1990 Market Reform Act Spearheaded by Markey Gave SEC Regulatory Powers It Now Ignores WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the single biggest point in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), former chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance during the market turmoil of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), released the following statement on legislation to provide emergency assistance to stabilize our economy which was defeated by the House today:   l "Nobody wanted to be in this situation. Nobody thought the bill before the House today was a perfect solution. But after... Read More
  • Improved Broadband Data Collection a First Step to Better National Policy  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A broadband data collection bill which is similar to a proposal by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, passed the House today and was sent to the Senate for final... Read More
  • Markey Highlights Nonproliferation Danger, House Vote Expected Later Today     WASHINGTON, D.C. – During House Floor debate, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) urged Congress to oppose the US-India Nuclear Deal because it fails to meet the common-sense nonproliferation conditions set by Congress two years ago. Despite Rep.... Read More
  • U.S. House Opposition More Than Doubles Since Hyde Act Approval   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, commented on the House vote to approve the U.S.-India nuclear... Read More
  • Bipartisan legislation seeks to ensure key consumer electronic devices will be able to receive digital radio signals   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, introduced legislation that will assure consumers that they have seamless access to... Read More
  • 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