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  • Rep. Markey Calls for Justice Dept. to Defend Taxpayer’s Rights to Royalties WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tens of billions of dollars worth of royalties that oil companies have paid the United States government on production in the Gulf of Mexico were thrown into question this week by a surprising federal district court ruling. U.S. District... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Concerned about a pending immigration rule change that could have the unintended effect of discriminating against people of non-Judeo-Christian faiths, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), sent a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials urging them to consult with, and incorporate the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following comment urging the Federal Trade Commission to address invasive online advertising practices: Rep. Markey said, “When consumers search for information online, they may be unaware of marketers in... Read More
  • October 30, 2007

    OCT. 31, 2007 - RENDITION
    Rep. Markey, author of anti-Rendition bill, decries CIA dir. comments WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and author of H.R. 1352, the Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act, today expressed outrage at recent comments by Central Intelligence Agency Director General... Read More
  • Markey Asks Industry Whether DTV Will Be Trick or Treat for Customers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, held a Digital Television (DTV) transition oversight hearing this morning with industry stakeholders. The was the second DTV hearing in as... Read More
  • Bill will lead to National Broadband Map, Better Data for Policymakers WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation authored by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), that will provide more and better data about the nature and extent of broadband deployment and consumer adoption in the country. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Dean of the Massachusetts delegation, marked the victory of the Boston Red Sox over the Colorado Rockies in the 2007 World Series with the following ode to their greatness: The Red Sox we proudly honor today, For another championship and remarkable play. That’s two in four... Read More
  •   Congressman Edward J. Markey emphasizes educational excellence at the New Everett High School at the Dedication Ceremony October 27th.      Read More
  • Sec. Rice Today Responded to Questions about Maher Arar’s Rendition Case WASHINGTON, D.C. – After Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this morning stated that detainees should not be transferred to a situation where they could be tortured, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) responded by calling for passage of his bill to... Read More
  • 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