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As we mark International Women's Day, I'm reminded of the way American foreign policy affects women and girls around the world. The United States has placed a high priority on advancing women's health and the rights of women and girls around the world, and we should always be seeking more ways to include these issues in our global agenda.

There are a few areas where we can act right now: ensuring women's reproductive health needs are...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) introduced the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bill aimed at measuring and evaluating Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program’s (CHIP) performances in caring for our mothers and babies. The bill would also facilitate the development of the best practices and benchmarks needed to make such assessments.

Despite the critical...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, received a perfect 100% rating from the American Association of University Women Action Fund (AAUW Action Fund) for his Congressional voting record during the first session of the 114th Congress. The AAUW Action Fund scores votes critical to women and their families, paying close attention to where elected officials stand on...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a perfect 100+ score on the Humane Society of the United States’ 2015 Humane Scorecard. The annual scorecard provides ‘a snapshot of Congress in terms of animal protection issues’ that were called to the Members’ attention by the Humane Society. Engel received the 100+ score for his perfect voting record in support of animal...read more ››

Westchester, NY– Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the latest reports of increased levels of radiation in the groundwater at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant:

“This latest report of elevated levels of radioactivity in the groundwater at Indian Point has once again raised very serious concerns regarding the safety of this aging and troubled...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is calling on online retail giant Amazon to stop the sale of cellphone cases that are made to look like guns on its online marketplace. Although Amazon itself does not sell these types of gun-shaped cases, it does allow third party retailers to list them for sale on Amazon.com and provides free 2-day shipping on those items for Amazon...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement after two employees at the anti-choice Center for Medical Progress were indicted in relation to allegations made against Planned Parenthood:

“Yesterday’s indictment of David R. Daleiden and Sandra S. Merritt is just the latest event to validate what advocates of reproductive...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“The 43 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision have ushered monumental progress towards improved health and control for women.
Before the Roe decision made abortion legal nationwide, the absence of safe...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wants to remind constituents to be on the lookout this tax season for phone scammers who call looking for personal or financial information, especially when claiming to be from the government.

“Tax season is stressful enough without having to worry about someone trying to scam you over the phone,” Congressman Engel said. “These...read more ››

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A New York congressman is pushing President Obama to go even further in his efforts to curb gun violence in the U.S.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) penned a letter to the commander-in-chief Tuesday calling on him to enact additional executive actions on gun control that would close certain loopholes allowing the import of assault weapons from foreign countries.

"Expanding background checks to include additional gun sellers is an...read more ››

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