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  • Democrats are honoring the American people’s faith in us, and restoring America’s faith in the future with a New Direction for America. Our New Direction begins with a commitment to integrity, civility, and fiscal responsibility. We will break the link between lobbyists and legislation. We will govern the House of Representatives under... Read More
  • The following statement can be attributed to Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, on the introduction of the bill to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, which include a number of Markey-authored measures: "Under Democratic leadership, the House is now taking long-overdue... Read More
  • Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in reaction to Energy Secretary Sam Bodman’s announcement that Ambassador Linton Brooks, the head of the NNSA, was dismissed: “While it may be appropriate to begin to address the incessant string of security, safety... Read More
  • U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement on the election of Nancy Pelosi to be the Speaker of the House: “Today the U.S. House of Representatives has made history.  We’ve elected a dynamic, dedicated, and strong Speaker of the House, and her name is... Read More
  • The following statement can be attributed to Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, on the introduction of the bill to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, which include a number of Markey-authored measures: "Under Democratic leadership, the House is now taking long-overdue... Read More
  • Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in reaction to Energy Secretary Sam Bodman’s announcement that Ambassador Linton Brooks, the head of the NNSA, was dismissed: “While it may be appropriate to begin to address the incessant string of security, safety... Read More
  • Washington, DC:Rep. Ed Markey, a senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees on the New York Times' revelations about MMS officials under investigation for possible criminal cooperation with oil and gas companies: "The Bush Administration's ties with big oil are well known, but these relationships in the Interior... Read More
  • Washington, DC: Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, released the following statement after the execution of Iraq's former dictator, Saddam Hussein. "Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who the Iraqi people have now, with our help, brought... Read More
  • Washington, DC: The following may be attributed to US Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ranking Democrat, House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, on the conditions proposed last night by AT&T for consideration by the Federal Communications Commission for approval of the AT&T-BellSouth merger: "As the first... Read More
  • Washington, DC: The following statement is from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, on the passing of former President Gerald Ford: “While President Ford will forever be associated with the pardon of President Nixon, I have always believed he should have received a Profiles in Courage... Read More
  • Washington, DC: The following statement is from Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees, on the polar bear being put on the endangered species list by the Bush Administration due to global warming concerns: “If the Bush Administration proceeds to list the polar bear as an... Read More
  • Washington, DC: Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on the new chemical security regulations that are being proposed by the Department of Homeland Security:   "With the advent of a Democratic Congress less than a week away, the Bush Administration... Read More
  • 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