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  • 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, today wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff seeking answers in response to reports that the Bush Administration will undertake an... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released the following statement in response to Nickelodeon Television’s decision to restrict use, in certain circumstances, of their licensed characters on packaging of unhealthy foods.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, which oversees federal consumer safety issues, released the following statement in reaction to toy recalls announced the past week: Rep. Markey said, “While today’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, responded to the decision by Discovery Kids, a branch of the Discovery Communications family of cable networks, to stop licensing its name and characters for use in connection with unhealthy food and beverage... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released the following reaction to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement on the U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement: Rep. Markey said, “The Bush administration claims it is seeking nuclear cooperation, but in reality, the agreement it negotiated is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today issued the following statement in response to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff’s announcement of new requirements that the government check airline passenger manifests against terrorist watch lists... Read More
  • House Bill Provides Leadership on Renewables, Efficiency, Marks Beginning of Serious Debate on Energy Independence, Global Warming WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) praised the passage of a forward-looking energy package today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill will increase the use of renewable energy,... Read More
  • Markey Anti-Torture Provision Included in Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, applauded the inclusion of his anti-torture provision in the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, H.R. 3222, which is expected to pass the House late this evening or... Read More
  • Agreement Inconsistent with Hyde Act, previous Administration statements WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released the following statement on the newly-available text of the agreement for nuclear cooperation between the United States and India: “I am glad to finally receive the text of the agreement for... Read More
  • Provisions Negotiated by Rep. Markey Will Strengthen Air Cargo, Maritime Cargo, Rail, Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today applauded the work of the Congress to craft strong legislation to implement the recommendations of the... Read More
  • Text of US-India Agreement Has Been Kept Under Wraps Since Signing WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), made the following statement today in anticipation of the release of the text of the so-called “123 agreement” for nuclear cooperation with India. Last week, though the Bush administration acknowledged that... Read More
  • Blumenauer and Markey to Close “Hummer” Tax Loophole WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced that their joint legislation to close the “Hummer” tax loophole is expected to pass the House tomorrow as part of a larger energy package. The provision, based... Read More
  • Representative Edward J. Markey submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record in support of the Children’s Health and Medicine Protection Act, legislation to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and to provide health insurance to 11 million children who today are eligible for coverage under... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – After consulting closely with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today withdrew his amendment to modernize fuel economy standards for American autos and light trucks, asserting that while he believed a majority of the members favor his bill, he could accomplish his objective in conference... Read More
  • Concerns Over Political Influence in Government Science Lead Rep. Markey to Introduce Bill Requiring Full Disclosure on ESA Decisions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced today that he will introduce legislation to require increased transparency for... Read More
  • FCC Adopts New Rules for Phone Portability & Wireless Applications Competition WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following statement regarding today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission establishing rules for... Read More
  • Members Seek Justification of Funding Cuts to Boston Area and State WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation and a senior Democratic member of the Homeland Security Committee, today released a letter, signed by the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –This afternoon, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), joined a majority in the House of Representatives to support legislation that will make America safer by finally enacting the recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission. After final passage of the bill, Rep. Markey joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a press... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee, made the following statement in response to a letter from Mr. Henry Schleiff, President & CEO of Crown Media, owner of the Hallmark Channel:“I am pleased that Crown Media, operator of the Hallmark Channel,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, successfully negotiated provisions in the final version of the bill to implement the recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission that will require screening of 100% of air cargo carried on passenger planes. This bill has... Read More