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Telecom reform boosts vid franchising

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- A rewrite in the Senate of the Telecommunications Act is under way, pushed by Monday's introduction of draft bill S. 26868, known as the Communications, Consumer's Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, from Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted S
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

FCC investigates cell phone record sales

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission has begun an investigation of the sale of cell phone records, which privacy advocates say is welcome but long overdue.

House votes to seek oil in Arctic refuge

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- By attaching the issue to a military spending bill, the U.S. House on Monday approved drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

TSA relaxes carry-on baggage rules

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it will allow airline passengers to take small tools on planes but will increase random passenger checks.

Daylight time: Gimmick or good idea?

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Daylight saving time stirs controversy: supporters claim it saves energy, opponents say it disrupts international travel and is dangerous for children.

Attack on facility would harm half of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, July 6 (UPI) -- A government study estimates half Utah's population could be harmed by toxic gas if terrorists attack a state chemical storage facility, a report says.

D.C. hazardous material rerouting praised

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A senior House Democrat Wednesday praised a law that temporarily bans shipments of extremely hazardous material through parts of the nation's capital.

Missing nuclear shipment reappears

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A House Democrat Thursday asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission about reports that nuclear material has surfaced after being missing for four months.

U.S. help said lacking in Canada inquiry

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are refusing to help Canada's inquiry into the U.S. detention and deportation of a Canadian citizen to Syria, a senior Democrat said Thursday.

Markey urges NRC data access for public

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A high-ranking congressional Democrat said Thursday the nuclear industry continues to get inappropriate access to Nuclear Regulatory Commission data.

Shays, Markey ask for Iran information

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The leaders of two congressional task forces Thursday asked the administration for more information about Iran's alleged nuclear program.

Democrats link explosives, cargo screening

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats urged the administration Tuesday to take another look at screening airliner cargo in light of missing explosives in Iraq.

PoliSci: Congress pushes research access

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress last week demanded -- amid controversy roiling over the risks of prescribing antidepressants for children -- the release of a dozen unpublished studies on the subject and appeared prepared to mandate all clinical trial results be made

Rep. challenges nuclear security tests

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Edward Markey, D-Maine, has come out against plans to leave nuclear security testing to industry groups and keep the test results secret.

Call made for roller coaster standards

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- A weekend roller coaster death near Boston has renewed calls for federal regulations for the thrill rides, the Boston Globe reported Monday.
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Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass) speaks on the potential threats of unscreened air cargo, at a press conference at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Alexandria, Virginia on August 16, 2006. Markey is urging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to institute a 100 percent inspection of all passenger cargo. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Edward John "Ed" Markey (born July 11, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, serving since 1976. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes most of Boston's northern and western suburbs, such as Medford and Framingham. Markey is the Dean of both the Massachusetts and New England House delegations. He is the second-longest serving member of Congress from New England, behind Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Markey was born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College and Boston College Law School. He worked as an attorney and served in the United States Army Reserve for five years before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served two terms as a state representative. In 1976 he won a crowded special election to succeed deceased incumbent Torbert Macdonald, and took office in November 1976.

In the U.S. House, Markey is a Progressive representative who has made energy policy his top priority. He sits on several energy committees and subcommittees, and is the former chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

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