Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Rep. Ed Markey was named by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2007 to be chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, which is responsible for tackling our nation's dependence on imported oil and the threat posed by global climate change. In addition, Markey continues to serve as chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, in charge of ensuring our telecommunications laws and regulations continue to spur technological innovation, competition, consumer choice, and privacy protection. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. First elected in 1976, Markey has championed consumer rights, the environment, technology innovation, human rights, health reform, the elimination of large monopolies, halting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and strengthening our homeland security. He attended Boston College and Boston College Law School, served in the U.S. Army Reserve, and was elected to the Massachusetts State House where he served two terms before coming to Congress.