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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following statement today in reaction to the close of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) auction of the 700 MHz radio spectrum. The spectrum auction is part of the transition to... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Reiterates Call to Reject Blanket Immunity Without Justification WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today hailed the House bill reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as a good compromise which allows for... Read More
  •   Rep. Markey sat down with members of OK GO, a band that has gained notoriety through video postings on the Internet, to discuss how Net neutrality principals allow artists free and open access to the Internet and a global audience. On Feb. 13, 3008, Rep. Markey introduced H.R. 5353, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, along with Rep.... Read More
  • Report Highlights Need for Greater Consumer Protections WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that highlights serious shortcomings in the responsiveness and effectiveness of... Read More
  • Weekend Events in Melrose, Weston This weekend, Rep. Markey will discuss the critical issues of global warming and energy dependence at two public forums in Melrose on Sunday, March 16th from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at the Melrose Memorial Hall and in Weston on the same day, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at Regis College. As chairman of the House Select... Read More
  •   Rep. Edward J. Markey, who serves as the chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, brought House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the William Stanley Elementary School in Waltham, Mass., highlighting the local economic and environmental benefits of using renewable energy and other green technologies. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, held a hearing on sports programming, consumer choice and migration of sports programming to pay television services. The following is his opening statement from the hearing: "Good Morning.  The... Read More
  • Six Congressmen Support Passage of House Bill 4270 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today led a group of Massachusetts congressmen in urging the the Massachusetts State Treasurer and leaders of the State House and Senate to support efforts to ensure Massachusetts taxpayer money in the state pension fund is not... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today held a hearing to discuss draft legislation addressing wireless consumer issues and community broadband services. Chairman Markey delivered the following opening statement: (A copy of Chairman Markey's... Read More
  • In mid-Feb. 2008, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released draft legislation related to wireless services and consumer rights. A cropy of the draft legislation is available HERE. (pdf) Read More
  • Author of Internet Freedom Preservation Act Speaks at FCC Hearing in Boston WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, delivered the following prepared remarks at the Federal Communications Commission hearing on Internet freedom in Cambridge, MA this... Read More
  • Markey Champions Creating Public Database of Flawed, Defective or Unsafe Products WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today pressed the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to account for unacceptably long delays between when the CPSC becomes aware of faulty and... Read More
  • Bush Should Jump-Start Negotiations to Ban Anti-Satellite Weapons WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, today criticized the Bush administration for using a Navy missile to destroy... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Plans Legislation to Implement Report Recommendations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industrial, research and commercial use of nuclear materials that could be used to make a dirty bomb should be reviewed by the government and one potentially deadly radionuclide, cesium chloride, is so dangerous it should be phased-out completely according to... Read More
  • Microsoft, Patient Privacy Advocates, Mental Health Providers Support TRUST Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) late yesterday introduced the Technologies for Restoring Users' Security and Trust (TRUST) in Health Information Act, H.R. 5442, to promote the use of information... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Introduces Internet Freedom Legislation with Rep. Pickering WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunication and the Internet, today introduced H.R. 5353, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, continuing his efforts started in 2006 to ensure that the historic, open... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, reacted today to news that New York Police Department investigators were able to easily and anonymously purchase toxic chlorine via the Internet. Rep. Markey has repeatedly expressed concern over potential use of chemicals like... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, this morning opened his fourth hearing of this Congress on the Digital TV Transition. "Today we are 370 days away from a significant milestone in the history of television. This morning's hearing will... Read More
  • Markey and Lynch Had Urged TSA to Select Logan for Employee Screening Pilot Program WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected Boston’s Logan International Airport as one of seven sites across the country where TSA will test an employee screening program, a move Representatives Edward J. Markey... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and 20 other members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee expressed concerns to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) about the converter box coupon program, a... Read More