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Representative Ed Markey

Key Coastal Communities:
Boston Harbor
Natural Resources, Energy and Commerce
House Oceans Caucus, House Coastal Caucus

“Energy efficiency is called the low-hanging fruit of the energy world, and my hope is that this hearing will serve as an olive branch from the Republicans on these issues. Instead of misguided and misinformed wars on compact fluorescent lightbulbs, we should be exploring what new compacts we can pass in Congress to save Americans money, cut pollution, and power our economy in smarter way.”

Leadership: Congressman Markey served on the important House Natural Resources Committee in Congress and has been a consistent supporter of ocean protection legislation. He played a key role in the passage of the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996, and has remained committed to the investment and establishment of the sustainable fishing industry in the Northeast.

He was chairman of the new House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. He introduced the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) with Congressman Waxman. Congressman Markey has consistently fought against expanded offshore drilling, pressing for improved efficiency and development of renewable energy as the best approach to ending our dependence on foreign oil.

Representative Markey sponsored:

  • H.R. 139 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act of 2013
  • H.R. 601 (Permanent Repeal of Oil Subsidies Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 786 (Tar Sands Loophole Elimination Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1012 (Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2386 (Oil Spill Victims Redress Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 6531 (Bottle Recycling Climate Protection Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 6200 (Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 501 (Implementing the Recommendations of BP Oil Spill Commission Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 5608 (Better Oil Spill Response Plan Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 5697 (To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit leasing in the North Atlantic Planning Area of 2010)

Representative Markey cosponsored:

  • H.R. 69 (Antigua Convention Implementing Act of 2011, of 2013)
  • H.R. 71 (Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2013)
  • H.R. 267 (Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013)
  • H.R 609 (End Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 799 (Fisheries Disaster Relief and Research Investment Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 924 (Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1590 (Shellfish Marketing Assistance Fairness Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1649 (Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1753 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2023 (Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 4208 (Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 192 (Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1100 (Tsunami Forecasting and Warning Improvement Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1761 (Marine Turtle Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 2176 (Clean Energy Promotion Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 2289 (To provide for the establishment of Clean Energy Consortia to enhance the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by promoting commercial application of clean energy technology 2011)
  • H.R. 3307 (American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 5241 (BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Inquiry Commission Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 5481 (To give subpoena power to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling of 2010)
  • H.R. 6017 (Gulf Coast Health Monitoring and Research Program Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 204 (Northern California Ocean and Coastal Protection Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 21 (“Oceans 21” of 2007)