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  • New National Heritage Area will Include Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford and Woburn WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to establish the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, highlighting the region of New England that gave birth to the historic... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Sends Letter to Turkish PM After Two Journalists Convicted for Publishing About Armenian Genocide WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today sent a letter to the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing concern over the recent conviction of two Turkish journalists, Arat Dink and Sekis... Read More
  • Clock Running Out for Deal 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 optimism that the U.S.-India nuclear deal would be shelved after crucial talks in India failed to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – 29 members of Congress urged the chair and ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to maintain a House-passed provision, requiring a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of the security challenges arising from global warming, in the final version of the Intelligence Authorization Act. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – 29 members of Congress urged the chair and ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to maintain a House-passed provision, requiring a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of the security challenges arising from global warming, in the final version of the Intelligence Authorization Act. The... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Calls for Passage of Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Congress heard directly from a victim of the United States government’s “extraordinary rendition” policy, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) reiterated his call for an end to this practice and the passage of the H.R. 1352,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), dean of the Massachusetts Delegation, formally introduced new MA-05 Rep. Niki Tsongas to Congress after she took her oath of office. Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), welcomed Niki Tsongas to the United States Congress after her win in a special election to succeed outgoing Rep. Marty Meehan. Below is the statement of Rep. Markey, Dean of the Massachusetts Delegation: “Niki Tsongas has been a leader in education, law, and small... Read More
  • Statement of U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) Chairman, House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Hearing on the Status of the Digital Television Transition Good morning. This is the Subcommittee’s second in a series of oversight hearings on the status of the digital television transition (DTV). Unfortunately,... Read More
  • Failure of the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Would be a Boon for Nonproliferation; the U.S.-India Relationship will Remain Strong 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, today welcomed... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three major telecommunications companies responded to questions from Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), John D. Dingell (D-MI) and Bart Stupak (D-MI) regarding their compliance or not with requests from the National Security Agency (NSA) for access to telephone records of millions of their customers without the... Read More
  • Nestlé, Others Slow to Join Movement to Limit Marketing Unhealthy Food to Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released the responses he received from Chuck E. Cheese, Dannon, Nestlé, and Yum! Brands, in answer to his... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – As negotiations over a common House and Senate energy bill move forward, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, welcomed Bush administration support for the Senate-passed 35 mile per gallon (mpg) fuel economy standard, reiterated by Deputy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – As negotiations over a common House and Senate energy bill move forward, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, welcomed Bush administration support for the Senate-passed 35 mile per gallon (mpg) fuel economy standard, reiterated by Deputy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today applauded the House Foreign Affairs Committee for passing H. Res. 106, a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide from the early twentieth century by a vote of 27-21, readying it for House Floor action. “As an original co-sponsor of the House resolution to recognize the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, chaired by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today approved two telecommunications bills for consideration by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Broadband Census of America Act and the 911 Modernization and Public Safety... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, applauded a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia preventing the Bush Administration from sending a Tunisian Guantanamo detainee to a country where he would likely suffer torture. Rep. Markey is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), author of legislation to ban extraordinary renditions to countries that engage in torture or other cruel interrogation practices, today responded to the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case of Khaled el-Masri, a German citizen who was allegedly kidnapped and held in an... Read More
  • Bush Admin. Rejects Chairman Markey’s Request to Throw Light on Wiretapping Allegations WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Committee (FCC) today declined to initiate an investigation requested by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, into widespread... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today praised ConAgra Foods, Inc. for agreeing to place limits on the food products it markets to children. On September 12th, Rep. Markey sent a letter to ConAgra calling on the company to place restrictions... Read More