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  • 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
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, today responded with skepticism to claims that the 123 agreement for nuclear cooperation between the United States and India fully complies with the... Read More
  • Markey Negotiates Strong Air Cargo, Maritime Cargo, Rail, Whistleblower Provisions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, yesterday signed off on the final version of the bill to implement the recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. The legislation... Read More
  • Representative Edward J. Markey made the following statement during the House Energy and Commerce Committee consideration 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... Read More
  • 23 House Members Defend Primacy of Hyde Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid reports that the Bush administration may have capitulated to India’s demands regarding nuclear cooperation, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to President Bush, signed by 22 other members of Congress, reiterating that any inconsistencies between the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, today released a letter he received from Robert A. Iger, President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, laying out the company’s new commitment regarding cigarette smoking in films. Last month, Chairman... Read More
  • Democratic Leadership Fulfills Pledge to Working Families WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), marked the first increase in the federal minimum wage in the past 10 years which takes effect today. This minimum wage increase is part of a broader effort by the new congressional leadership to support families who work... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Telecommunications & the Internet Subcommittee, this morning held the second in a series of oversight hearings focusing on the management and functioning of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)and the views of all five of the Commissioners. The... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, this evening responded to reports that airport employees at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport are not consistently enforcing screening requirements for those entering the secure area of the airport late at night. Rep. Markey... Read More
  • Lawmaker Urges Senate to Adopt House Language to Give FDA the Authority to Review Marketing Plans That Could Put Public Health at Risk WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and author of drug safety legislation incorporated into the Food and Drug Administration reform... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of a high-profile congressional hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) failure to protect the nation’s food supply, two key Members of Congress introduced legislation that would require that meat that is blasted with carbon monoxide (CO) be labeled as such so consumers are not deceived... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), founder and co-chairman of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, released the following statement on the conclusion of the current round of U.S.-India negotiations on an agreement for nuclear cooperation:“It appears that India has been trying to secure even... Read More