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  • Congress Votes to Expand Veterans’ Healthcare Coverage and Benefits WASHINGTON, DC -- In advance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released the following statement honoring our nation’s veterans: “Every Memorial Day, Americans come together to honor and remember those who have sacrificed... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Edward Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today sent the following letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to submit to Congress its plan for educating the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Edward Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today sent the following letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to submit to Congress its plan for educating the... Read More
  • President Bush’s Veto Forces Vote Without Timelines for Troop Withdrawal, But House Leaders Plan to Keep Fighting to Change Course in Iraq WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), released the following statement about the supplemental appropriations bill for the war in Iraq: Rep. Markey said, “I am tremendously... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) prepared the following remarks on the Supplemental Appropriations for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:Madam Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I come to the Floor today to debate funding for President Bush’s war in Iraq, yet again, as more innocent Americans and Iraqis fall victim to a... Read More
  • Federal Government Both Largest Consumer and Waster of Energy In World WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced two bills today that encourage greater energy efficiency and cut heat-trapping pollution. The first bill would increase energy efficiency in federal government buildings; the second will set national standards for electric and... Read More
  • As Prices at the Pump Reach Record Highs, House Moves to Arm Consumers in the Battle Against High Prices WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans approach Memorial Day and the summer driving season, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, voted to pass legislation to crack... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent the following letter to the five FCC commissioners today. Rep. Markey's letter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2007 CONTACT: Jessica Schafer 202.225.2836   Read More
  • Loss of Crucial Nuke Treaty Will Mean More Russian Nukes Possible, No Verification Procedures WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee and the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Non-Proliferation, expressed his outrage at the Bush administration’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent the following letter to the five FCC commissioners today. Rep. Markey's letter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2007 CONTACT: Jessica Schafer 202.225.2836   Read More
  • Markey urges FDA to Act Quickly to Assess the Risks of Avandia and Pushes Congress to pass FDA Reform Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the co-author of H.R. 1561, the Enhancing Drug Safety and Innovation Act, released the following statement regarding the... Read More
  • MARKEY ASKS FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION FOR ANSWERS WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Bipartisan Bicameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission asking for answers in light of a... Read More
  • MARKEY ASKS FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION FOR ANSWERS WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Bipartisan Bicameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission asking for answers in light of a... Read More
  • Provision in Defense Authorization Bill Was Unchallenged in House Debate WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, today responded to the Bush Administration’s veto threat against H.R. 1585, the House Defense Authorization bill. In issuing its... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, today responded to news that the Department of Defense is continuing to defend its decision to cut off soldiers’ access to a dozen popular Web sites despite the impact on the morale of... Read More
  • Telecom & the Internet Subcommittee Discusses Draft Broadband Mapping Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, chaired a hearing this morning to discuss draft legislation regarding broadband mapping and data collection.... Read More
  • Markey-Bartlett Provision in Defense Authorization Bill Unchallenged WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced today that the House included a provision in the primary defense policy bill requiring the next National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy and Quadrennial Defense Review to include consideration... Read More
  • Former Employee of Palisades, Seabrook Allegedly Lied About Past, Still Given Sensitive Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today wrote to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) demanding answers in light of reports that the former security manager at the... Read More
  • Telecom & Internet Chairman Questions Effectiveness, Impact on Troop Morale of DOD Move WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent the following letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates regarding the Pentagon’s recent decision to... Read More