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  • Nestlé, Others Slow to Join Movement to Limit Marketing Unhealthy Food to Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released the responses he received from Chuck E. Cheese, Dannon, Nestlé, and Yum! Brands, in answer to his... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – As negotiations over a common House and Senate energy bill move forward, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, welcomed Bush administration support for the Senate-passed 35 mile per gallon (mpg) fuel economy standard, reiterated by Deputy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – As negotiations over a common House and Senate energy bill move forward, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, welcomed Bush administration support for the Senate-passed 35 mile per gallon (mpg) fuel economy standard, reiterated by Deputy... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today applauded the House Foreign Affairs Committee for passing H. Res. 106, a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide from the early twentieth century by a vote of 27-21, readying it for House Floor action. “As an original co-sponsor of the House resolution to recognize the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, chaired by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today approved two telecommunications bills for consideration by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Broadband Census of America Act and the 911 Modernization and Public Safety... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, applauded a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia preventing the Bush Administration from sending a Tunisian Guantanamo detainee to a country where he would likely suffer torture. Rep. Markey is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), author of legislation to ban extraordinary renditions to countries that engage in torture or other cruel interrogation practices, today responded to the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case of Khaled el-Masri, a German citizen who was allegedly kidnapped and held in an... Read More
  • Bush Admin. Rejects Chairman Markey’s Request to Throw Light on Wiretapping Allegations WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Committee (FCC) today declined to initiate an investigation requested by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, into widespread... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today praised ConAgra Foods, Inc. for agreeing to place limits on the food products it markets to children. On September 12th, Rep. Markey sent a letter to ConAgra calling on the company to place restrictions... Read More
  • 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