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  • Committee Adopts Markey Amendment to Strengthen Patient Privacy Protections in Health IT Bill   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the author of comprehensive electronic health record promotion and privacy legislation (H.R. 5442, the TRUST Act) , today... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today chaired a hearing to examine telecommunications competition issues that have impacted national broadband deployment over the last decade. Though the United States was first in the world in broadband deployment... Read More
  • Rep. Markey and members of the New England Congressional Delegation urge President Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to provide consumers with immediate relief from high energy prices. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and members of the New England Congressional Delegation are already thinking about the dead of winter.... Read More
  • Markey proposal to create public, online database of toy and other consumer product risks agreed upon   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today a proposal created by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to create an online, searchable public database of “adverse incidents” at the Consumer... Read More
  • Telecom and the Internet Hearing: “What Your Broadband Provider Knows About Your Web Use: Deep Packet Inspection and Communications Laws and Policies.”   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet chaired a hearing on Deep Packet Inspection... Read More
  • Key Lawmakers Question Local Provider Over Use of NebuAd Software Without Directly Notifying Customers   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Joe Barton (R-TX),... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the House of Representatives passed a resolution by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), founder of the Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, to express Congressional support for the need to cure Cystic Fibrosis - this dreadful, cruel disease - and bring hope to people living with CF and their loved ones. Rep. Markey's... Read More
  • Loopholes in Agreement Contradict Bush Admin Promises, 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, expressed his shock at the loopholes contained in the... Read More
  • No Need to Rush IAEA, Nuclear Suppliers’ Group processes   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, expressed doubts that the Bush administration would succeed in... Read More
  • 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