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  • The Letter to Kneuer can be found here, as well as his response to Rep. Markey: Letter to Kneuer NTIA Telecom.pdf Kneuer Response to Rep Markey on DTV.pdf A copy of the letter can be found here: Letter to Mr. Feder of the FCC.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2006 CONTACT: Israel Klein 202.225.2836 Read More
  • Washington, DC: The following statement may be attributed to U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey, Ranking Democrat, House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, regarding today's decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concerning local cable television franchise rules: “While the FCC’s action today... Read More
  • Washington, DC: Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), co-chair of the House Bipartisan Taskforce on Nonproliferation and a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, cried foul at President Bush issuing a “signing statement” on the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal in which the President appears to have reserved the right to... Read More
  • Washington, DC: Today Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, released the following statement on the approval by Governor Mitt Romney to site two LNG terminals offshore and away from population centers: "Governor Romney's approval of two... Read More
  • Washington, DC: Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee decided that for the treatment of sinusitis and bronchitis Ketek’s risks OUTWEIGHED the benefits and voted 17 to 2 against the continued marketing of Ketek. However, they also voted 16 to 3 to support the continued marketing of Ketek for pneumonia provided... Read More
  • Washington, DC: Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, released a statement in reaction to President Bush signing the U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation deal.  Rep. Markey voiced strong opposition to the Conference Report of the... Read More
  • Washington, DC: The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, regarding today's announcement by FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell on whether he would recuse himself from participation in the AT&T-BellSouth merger... Read More
  • Washington, DC:  Today, Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), respectively a senior member and incoming Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statements on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) proposed rail security regulations:  Markey said, “These proposed... Read More
  • Washington, DC:  Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees, released the following statement on developments at the Department of the Interior regarding their Inspector General’s investigations and the Mineral Management Service’s (MMS) negotiations with oil and gas... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees, and Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) released the following statement in reaction to a response from Chevron (attached) regarding their unpaid royalties and ongoing negotiations with the Department of Interior to pay back those... Read More
  • Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees, released the following statement in reaction to a response from Chevron regarding their unpaid royalties and ongoing negotiations with the Department of Interior to pay back those royalties to the American taxpayer: “Chevron has repeatedly... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees and chief sponsor of various energy independence measures in the Congress including increasing the fuel economy standards of cars and trucks, released the following statement on the report published by the Energy Security... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Co-chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following statement on the massive data breach at the University of California, Los Angeles, which may have compromised the personal information of over 800,000 UCLA... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The following statement may be attributed to U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ranking Democrat, House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, regarding response from the FCC General Counsel to questions concerning the ‘un-recusal’ of FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell: “Nothing in the... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement on the recent reports that the FDA has taken action to stop the marketing of unapproved drug products containing quinine citing safety concerns.  On October 11, 2006 Rep. Markey sent a letter to the FDA demanding that the FDA take action against companies that sell... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement on the recent reports that the FDA has taken action to stop the marketing of unapproved drug products containing quinine citing safety concerns.  On October 11, 2006 Rep. Markey sent a letter to the FDA demanding that the FDA take action against companies that sell... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Co-chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, released the following statement on the massive data breach at the University of California, Los Angeles, which may have compromised the personal information of over 800,000 UCLA... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tonight, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the senior member of the House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee, released the following statement on the FCC General Counsel decision regarding the AT&T-Bell South merger recusal: "As I indicated earlier, if Commissioner McDowell is authorized to participate by the FCC... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. House adjourned its last session before Democrats take the majority in January 2007.  In the last round of bills passed early this morning, a number of provisions authored by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, were passed as part of larger health care... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on the news that Dubai Ports World has sold off the U.S. port operations to a division of American Insurance Group: "Today's announcement is welcome news.  It also should serve as a reminder of the... Read More