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  • Workers Likely Bear Brunt of Lower Returns in the Form of Reduced Pension Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pension plans may earn substantially lower rates of return when they are assisted by consultants who have significant conflicts of interest that are not disclosed, according to a new report by government investigators released today by Reps.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, today called on his colleagues to take action on fuel economy standards this summer as the Energy and Commerce committee began to mark-up... Read More
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, today called on his colleagues to take action on fuel economy standards this summer as the Energy and Commerce committee began to mark-up... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, today called on his colleagues to take action on fuel economy standards this summer as the Energy and Commerce committee began to mark-up... Read More
  • Keeps Bay State on Leading Edge of Clean Energy Revolution WASHINGTON, D.C. – Massachusetts was selected today as one of two states that will house an advanced wind turbine testing facility, keeping the Bay State at the forefront of the transition towards clean, renewable energy. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman said... Read More
  • Keeps Bay State on Leading Edge of Clean Energy Revolution WASHINGTON, D.C. – Massachusetts was selected today as one of two states that will house an advanced wind turbine testing facility, keeping the Bay State at the forefront of the transition towards clean, renewable energy. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman said... Read More
  • Industry and Advocates Testify on Impact of Media Images on Children WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, led an oversight hearing today about the impact images on television and in the movies have on young children, specifically related to the issues of... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of a horrific accident at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), again called for Congress to pass federal legislation closing a massive loophole in safety regulation of fixed-site theme park rides. Last month, Markey reintroduced the National Amusement Park Ride Safety... Read More
  • Last July Markey introduced bill to stop sale of F-16s – plans to reintroduce now WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee and the co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Non-Proliferation, redoubled his efforts to halt the sale of nuclear-capable F-16 aircraft to... Read More
  • Markey highlights provisions to strengthen safety and effectiveness of Rx drugs WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce committee, delivered the following opening statement during the beginning of the Energy and Commerce mark-up of Food and Drug Administration reform legislation: Mr.... Read More
  • *full opening statement delivered by Rep. Markey below WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, today welcomed recently re-drafted energy proposals during the House Energy and Air Quality... Read More
  • *full opening statement delivered by Rep. Markey below WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, today welcomed recently re-drafted energy proposals during the House Energy and Air Quality... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC -- FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin responded to a letter written by Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, and John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, regarding the Commission’s plan to educate consumers about the upcoming digital... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent letters to The Coca-Cola Company, General Mills, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s and PepsiCo. asking each to voluntarily implement the same restrictions on marketing to children recently announced by the Kellogg... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC -- Two leaders of the Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter on Friday, June 15, to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a U.S. Department of Commerce bureau, to encourage a study on the use of telecommunications to commit hate crimes. A copy of the letter sent by Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI),... Read More
  • Markey Calls for Strong Congressional Oversight WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following statement in response to reports that an internal Federal Bureau of Investigation audit has found... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today released the following statement in response to the announcement by Kellogg that it will not market food with high sugar and fat content on television and other media targeting children: “The ‘snap,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released the following responses to his original letter from the five FCC commissioners today. Responses from: Chairman Martin Commissioner Copps Commissioner Adelstein Commissioner Tate Commissioner... Read More
  • Statement of Edward J. Markey At the Health Subcommittee Hearing on FDA Discussion Drafts June 12, 2007 Thank you, Mr. Chairman for allowing me to participate in today’s hearing and thank you for your leadership on these important issues. Today, the Energy and Commerce committee is considering a package of FDA bills that includes the... Read More
  • Rep. Markey’s strong advocacy for homeland security initiatives pays off WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the Homeland Security funding bill before the House this afternoon contains funds to double passenger aircraft cargo screening,... Read More