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  • Markey Again Calls for Stronger Consumer Product Safety Regulation in Light of New Toy Recall WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the subcommittee with oversight over the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), responded this evening to reports of another... Read More
  • New Heritage Area will Include Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford and Woburn WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today in the House Natural Resources Committee, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), helped pass legislation out of the committee that will establish the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, and Representative Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent the attached letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin today... Read More
  • September 24, 2007

    SEPT. 25, 2007 - CHILDREN
    Rep. Markey Supports Bill to Cover More Than 90,000 Mass. Children WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to defy a veto threat from President Bush and pass bipartisan legislation to renew and improve the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –When the House Homeland Security Committee considered legislation today to reauthorize Coast Guard programs for the coming year, the Committee adopted a provision authored by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), to strengthen security surrounding liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and tankers. Rep. Markey, whose... Read More
  • 20 Years After 1st Hearing, House Subcomm Chairman Focuses on a High-Def, Digital Future WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, released the following statement today marking the 20th anniversary of the first ever High-Definition Television (HDTV)... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Demands Explanation for NRC Move to Outsource Nuclear Permit Process WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, demanded an explanation from Chairman Dale E. Klein of the Nuclear... Read More
  • Rep. Markey Says Consumer Product Safety Commission Sounds Like ‘The Little Agency That Couldn’t’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today questioned the acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nancy Nord, about the... Read More
  • New Clinical Trials Databases, Post-Market Drug Safety Authorities, Incentives for Pediatric Devices Research Are Major Wins for Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. – After months of negotiation, the House of Representatives will vote today on legislation, H.R. 3580, to significantly improve the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of drug... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, questioned Consumer Product Safety Commission acting Chair Nancy Nord about how her agency tests for lead in toys during a congressional hearing on Sept. 19th. For more information click here. Read More
  • Statement of Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-MA) House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Hearing on HR 3403, the “911 Modernization and Public Safety Act of 2007” September 19, 2007 Good Morning. Today’s hearing focuses upon emergency communications and more specifically, the provisions of HR 3403, legislation... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today lauded Burger King for becoming the 12th major food and beverage company to agree to restricting advertisements for unhealthy foods directed at children. Today, Chairman Markey also sent letters to Chuck... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today again asked the Chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) to investigate widespread and serious allegations of telecommunications privacy laws violations by the National Security Agency (NSA)... Read More
  • Six Years On, More Progress Needed to Strengthen Homeland Security WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on progress towards strengthening our homeland security six years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “Tomorrow we will... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today responded to the congressionally-mandated report on conditions in Iraq from General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker. Rep. Markey said, “President Bush’s latest Potemkin village fabricated to mask... 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 Department of Justice’s comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on network neutrality proposals: “The Bush administration’s... Read More
  • Markey legislation would restrict sale of SSNs, establish safeguards WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), author of H.R. 948, the Social Security Number Protection Act, and co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, today issued the following statement in response to a poll conducted by Consumers Union... 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 on the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and Digital Television (DTV) transition educational efforts “Today’s pledge by the... Read More
  • Lawmaker Questions DHS Secretary Chertoff, Says TSA’s Poor Performance Raises Questions About Agency’s “Certified Shipper” Plan WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today responded to the release of a report prepared by the Department of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Non-Proliferation, expressed outrage today at reports that the Air Force mistakenly loaded five nuclear warheads on a B52 bomber for a cross-country flight. The warheads... Read More