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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, expressed shock and disgust in response to the latest revelations concerning the Bush administration’s use of legal opinions to justify the use of torture or other forms of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment... Read More
  • Rep. Markey author of key 2005 law barring nuclear exports to countries that sponsor terrorism, asks Sec. Rice for details WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new reports, a deal negotiated between North Korea and the United States may pave the way for construction of new light water nuclear reactors to be resumed in North Korea. Representative... Read More
  • October 02, 2007

    OCT. 3, 2007 - PRESIDENT
    90,500 children in MA at risk of losing health insurance WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Bush vetoed legislation to provide health care for more than 10 million American children, including more than 90,000 children in Massachusetts. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee which has... Read More
  • GAO Report Requested by Rep. Markey Finds Corporate Insiders Have Unequal Access to FCC Info WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released today, information about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory decisions is often leaked to corporate insiders long before it becomes... Read More
  • Reps. Markey, Dingell and Stupak also ask privacy advocates for their input WASHINGTON, D.C. – As new questions are raised about the legality of the Bush administration’s wiretapping program, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), John D. Dingell (D-MI) and Bart Stupak (D-MI) today sent letters to AT&T, Verizon and Qwest regarding... Read More
  • Opening Statement of Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-MA) House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Hearing on the “Digital Future of the United States: The Future of Telecommunications Competition” October 2, 2007 Good morning. Today’s hearing is about the future of telecommunications competition in the United... Read More
  • Markey Had Questioned Department on Privacy Protections WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee and a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, responded today to news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will delay the formal opening of... Read More
  • Lawmaker Led Effort to Reform Clinical Trials As Part of Recently Enacted FDA Overhaul WASHINGTON, D.C. –A new Inspector General (IG) report set to be released today uncovers a dangerous lack of oversight by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of clinical trials run by drug companies. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), author of the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, responded today to reports that Verizon Wireless has revered its decision to block certain text messages related to pro-choice advocacy from being sent on their network. Rep. Markey said, “Verizon... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Calls for 35 mpg Standard in Energy Bill Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. –According to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the combined car and light truck fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States in 2007 was 20.2 miles per gallon (mpg) – slightly lower than the 20.5 mpg level first reached... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Calls for 35 mpg Standard in Energy Bill Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. –According to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the combined car and light truck fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States in 2007 was 20.2 miles per gallon (mpg) – slightly lower than the 20.5 mpg level first reached... Read More
  • Markey Again Calls for Stronger Consumer Product Safety Regulation in Light of New Toy Recall WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the subcommittee with oversight over the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), responded this evening to reports of another... Read More
  • New Heritage Area will Include Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford and Woburn WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today in the House Natural Resources Committee, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), helped pass legislation out of the committee that will establish the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, and Representative Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent the attached letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin today... Read More
  • September 24, 2007

    SEPT. 25, 2007 - CHILDREN
    Rep. Markey Supports Bill to Cover More Than 90,000 Mass. Children WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to defy a veto threat from President Bush and pass bipartisan legislation to renew and improve the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –When the House Homeland Security Committee considered legislation today to reauthorize Coast Guard programs for the coming year, the Committee adopted a provision authored by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), to strengthen security surrounding liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and tankers. Rep. Markey, whose... Read More
  • 20 Years After 1st Hearing, House Subcomm Chairman Focuses on a High-Def, Digital Future WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, released the following statement today marking the 20th anniversary of the first ever High-Definition Television (HDTV)... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Demands Explanation for NRC Move to Outsource Nuclear Permit Process WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, demanded an explanation from Chairman Dale E. Klein of the Nuclear... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Says Consumer Product Safety Commission Sounds Like ‘The Little Agency That Couldn’t’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today questioned the acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nancy Nord, about the... Read More
  • New Clinical Trials Databases, Post-Market Drug Safety Authorities, Incentives for Pediatric Devices Research Are Major Wins for Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. – After months of negotiation, the House of Representatives will vote today on legislation, H.R. 3580, to significantly improve the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of drug... Read More