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100% Vote Ratings Since 2010

100 percent vote ratings for Rep. Eliot Engel since 2010

  • Planned Parenthood
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
  • National Farmers Union
  • Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
  • Big Cat Rescue
  • Society for Animal Protective Legislation
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Putting Americans Back to Work

When the Great Recession began under President Bush in December 2007, Eliot Engel supported action to put America back to work.

He worked to pass the Economic Stimulus Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, laws that created or saved over 2.1 million jobs.

These laws are helping end the Recession and put our country...read more ››

Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans

Eliot has fought for quality, affordable health care for all Americans, and taken action to improve health care services in our communities.

He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health. He played an instrumental role in writing some of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that reforms and improves our health care system and the way health insurance companies operate.read more ››

Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Eliot has opposed cuts to Social Security and fought Republican attempts to privatize Social Security. He knows that the problems facing the Social Security system can be resolved without altering the fundamental nature of the program.

Engel has written legislation to guarantee an annual minimum cost of living Social Security increase, and to base the annual increase on a Consumer Price Index that reflects the reality of costs to seniors. He is fighting Republican efforts to end Medicare.read more ››

Energy and the Environment

Eliot is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power and co-Chair of the Oil and National Security Caucus.

He has voted to support the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, Superfund, land preservation, nuclear waste cleanup, boosting energy efficiency, and funding for enforcement of environmental laws....read more ››

Foreign Affairs

Eliot Engel is the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He previously held the position of Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

He authored the Syrian Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Act, was instrumental in gaining Temporary Protective Status for Haitians after the devastating earthquake, and authored the resolution proclaiming Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel.read more ››

Human and Civil Rights

Eliot Engel has earned a 100% rating from the NAACP and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

His record also earned him a 100% rating from The Human Rights Campaign.read more ››

Pro-Choice

Eliot is pro-Choice. He has 100% NARAL rating. He has earned a 100% rating from the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion – Choice Matters.

He also received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund.read more ››

Veterans

Eliot has fought to make sure that we are providing our veterans with the best possible health care and other services, earning praise from veterans’ organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans.

Eliot Engel worked to pass the law that provides tax breaks to businesses that hire unemployed veterans. He voted in favor of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which pays for post 9/11 veterans to attend public colleges and universities. He is also a co-sponsor of the Helping Homeless Heroes Act.read more ››