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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, urged Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to institute 100% inspection of all cargo on passenger planes and inspection of container ship cargo before it sets sail for U.S. ports.  On the heels of the foiled London passenger airliner... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, urged Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to institute 100% inspection of all cargo on passenger planes and inspection of container ship cargo before it sets sail for U.S. ports.  On the heels of the foiled London passenger airliner... 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 federal court decision ruling the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program unconstitutional: "Instead of poking holes in the Constitution, the Administration should get back to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on today’s Seattle port fiasco: “The scare at Seattle’s seaport reminds us again of the glaring loophole in our port security system.  Cargo on container ships bound for U.S. ports isn’t... Read More
  •  Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), and Rep. Todd Russell Platts (R-PA) introduced legislation that will require vehicles to improve their fuel economy standards by at least 4 percent every year, reaching 35 miles per gallon by 2018. Read More
  •  Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), wishes our troops a very Happy Holidays! Read More
  •  Today Rep. Edward J. Markey dropped the gavel for the first time in his Chairmanship of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. The inaugural hearing of this important committee discussed the ties between global warming and geopolitical conflicts arising from climate and resource disruptions. Read More
  •  This past week the country mourned the loss of Father Robert Drinan, a moral compass in Congress, long time mentor and friend for Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA). The Congressman remembered Drinan’s mark on the world with colleagues on the floor of the House of Representatives. Read More
  •  Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, urged his colleagues on the house floor that stem cell research is the future of our ability to treat debilitating diseases that American families battle everyday. Read More
  •  Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior Democratic member of both the House Resources and Energy and Commerce Committees, urged the passing of the CLEAN Energy Act in order to repeal wasteful tax breaks for oil companies and to invest in long term energy efficiency and conservation. Read More
  •  Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and the Democrats in the 110th Congress restore America's faith with a New Direction in the first 100 hours. Read More
  •  Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, urges Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to institute 100% inspection of all cargo on passenger planes and inspection of container ship cargo before it sets sail for U.S. ports. (photo courtesy: AP) Read More
  •  Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, was named to the House-Senate Conference Committee to negotiate a final port security bill and on the House floor delivered the following statement urging that conference committee to adopt stronger measures for nuclear bomb scanning abroad and sealing... Read More
  •  Rep. Edward J. Markey, author of numerous landmark telecommunications laws and long time senior Democrat on the Energy & Commerce Committee will be seeking the chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications & the Internet in the 110th Congress. Read More
  •  In light of North Korea’s reported nuclear weapon test, Congressman Ed Markey, the Co-Chair of the House Bipartisan Taskforce on Nonproliferation, continues to underscore the need to engage in diplomatic talks. While initially continuing Clinton-era policies but then antagonizing the North with “Axis of Evil” rhetoric, the... Read More
  •  Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, delivered the keynote address at the National Conference for Media Reform in Memphis, Tennessee. Read More
  •  Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, denounced Republican legislation that divides America and ignores critical security recommendations as a means of remembering the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Read More
  •  Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and fellow Democrats pushed through a bill to implement several remaining recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission, including the tightening of cargo security. Read More
  •  Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), joined by Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (left) and Alex Arriaga, Director of Government Relations for Amnesty International USA (right), reintroduces the “Torture Outsourcing Prevention Action” at a press conference today. Read More
  •  Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), senior member of both the House Energy & Commerce and Homeland Security Committees, urged the adoption of a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives to send a strong signal to the Bush Administration in bring an end to the Iraq War. Read More