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  • December 18, 2007

    DEC. 19, 2007 - PRESIDENT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight the Environmental Protection Agency denied California--and therefore Massachusetts and more than a dozen other states--a waiver to regulate global warming pollution from vehicles. Below is the statement of Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following statement in reaction to the Federal Communications Commission’s 3-2 vote to establish new cross-media ownership rules for broadcast and newspaper outlets: “I am disappointed... Read More
  • Analysis Shows FCC Data Lacking, Minority- & Women-Owned Media Limited WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released a letter from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), providing an update on media ownership issues in 16 case study... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (December 13, 2007) – Today the Senate passed a new version of the energy bill. Below is the statement of Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and primary champion of the 35 mile per gallon automobile fuel efficiency standard in the House. “Today the... Read More
  • Former Amusement Park Industry Executive Supports Markey Effort to Close Safety Loophole WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against closing a dangerous safety loophole that places fixed-site amusement park rides outside the jurisdiction of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).... Read More
  • Former Amusement Park Industry Executive Calls for Support of Markey Amendment, Vote Scheduled Tomorrow WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former senior executive in the amusement park industry has stepped forward in support of closing the dangerous safety loophole created when the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was stripped of regulatory... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet released the following statement today: “I strongly urge the National Football League and Time Warner and Comcast to quickly reach agreements on their current carriage disputes over the NFL Channel. If... Read More
  • California Court Echoes Massachusetts v EPA and Vermont 9th Circuit Decisions, Flies in Face of White House Veto Threat WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California added its voice to the chorus of legal opinions reinforcing the right of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the... Read More
  • GAO finds FCC Lacks Comprehensive Plan, Risk Management Contingencies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey, (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released a report prepared at his request by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the nation’s transition to digital... Read More
  • GAO finds FCC Lacks Comprehensive Plan, Risk Management Contingencies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey, (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released a report prepared at his request by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the nation’s transition to digital... Read More
  • MEDFORD, MA: U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) hosted a forum today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Community Energy Challenge.” The Community Energy Challenge is a pledge made by a city or town setting a goal of at least a 10% reduction in their emissions of heat-trapping... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, issued the following statement today: “The Court found what we already knew: On the critical matter of protecting consumers, the FCC... Read More
  • White House Wants to Reverse Supreme Court’s Massachusetts v. EPA Global Warming Tailpipe Decision WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and chief House proponent of raising fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon, deplored the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey, a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the author of numerous provisions to appropriations bills enacted since 2005 that bar defense funds from being used in contravention of United Nations Convention Against Torture, responded this evening to reports that the Central... Read More
  • Bill Signals Critical Shift in Energy Policy On Dec. 18th, the House passed a historic new energy bill by a vote of 314 to100 and sent it to the president for his signature. The bill, H.R. 6, raises the fuel efficiency standards of the American car and light truck fleet for the first time in decades to 35 miles per gallon (mpg), boosts homegrown... Read More
  • New Report Highlights Need for More Information on Toys WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released today found that 35 percent of more than 1,200 children’s products tested, most still available on store shelves, contained lead, many with levels far above the federal recall standard used for lead paint This news comes on the eve of the House... Read More
  • FCC Commissioners, Industry and Advocates Testify During Markey Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today opened a Federal Commutations Commission oversight hearing addressing media ownership issues by urging FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Statement from Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, regarding the FCC vote on Verizon's forbearance petition: “The unanimous rejection of Verizon’s regulatory petition by the Federal Communications Commission is a victory for... Read More
  • State Department Provides New Details to Rep. Markey WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the top U.S. nuclear negotiator visited North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear reactor today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released a letter from the State Department clarifying that any agreement to remove North Korea from the list of State Sponsors of... Read More
  • Markey Bill Protecting Social Security Numbers Moving Through Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today commended the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for holding a public workshop on the uses of Social Security numbers in the private sector and the role of SSNs in identity theft. Rep. Markey is the author of... Read More