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  •   Delegation Sends Letter in Support of Request for Security Funds WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and dean of the Massachusetts delegation, was joined by the entire Massachusetts House delegation in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security... Read More
  • More than 110,000 MA residents would be eligible for extended benefits WASHINGTON – Today the House of Representatives considered key legislation supported by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) to provide much-needed relief to 3.8 million unemployed American workers. The Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act (H.R. 5749) would... Read More
  • Telecom and the Internet Hearing on the Status of the DTV Transition: 252 Days and Counting WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet chaired the fifth in a series of oversight hearings on the Digital Television (DTV) Transition which will take place in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee with oversight over the Department of Health and Human Services, will introduce the “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA)” Act today to prohibit the use of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food and beverage containers. BPA... Read More
  • Markey Presses Nestlé U.S.A. on Junk-Food Marketing to Children WASHINGTON – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke inquiring why Nestlé has failed to take action to limit its junk-food marketing to children in the United States even as obesity is the fasting growing cause of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – With Massachusetts' average gas prices topping $4 per gallon for the first time today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) vowed to keep pushing for both near- and long-term solutions to America's oil dependence. Rep. Markey, who is Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, was the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following statement today about the proposed merger of Verizon Communications and Alltel, the nation’s largest wireless network. Rep. Markey said, "This proposed merger merits the utmost... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – 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 this afternoon to reports that Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary Michael W. Wynne were forced to resign today after... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today reiterated his call for Congress close a dangerous loophole in federal safety regulation of fixed-site theme park rides, as the Kentucky Department of Agriculture released the findings of its investigation into the June 2007 accident at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in which Kaitlyn... Read More
  • 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