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Oct 13, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement on President Trump’s continued actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“The President’s decision to cut off cost-sharing reduction payments is his most outrageous act of sabotage against our health care system yet.

“These payments enable insurers to keep consumers’ out-of-pocket costs... read more ››

Sep 29, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on Republican inaction in Congress:

“Congressional Republicans have spent nine months on their tired vendetta against the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, just days before the fiscal year ends, they’ve proven only that they were willing to put critical programs on the backburner for a shot at fulfilling... read more ››

Sep 29, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has sent a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi calling for an immediate delay to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment cuts.

Medicaid DSH payments help sustain hospitals that serve a disproportionate number of low-income and uninsured patients. In doing so, these hospitals... read more ››

Sep 27, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, cosigned a letter with 144 additional Members of Congress on Tuesday, addressed to President Trump, calling for a stronger response to the dire situation in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

“Given the impact of the damage and the population of 3.6 million American citizens affected, we are... read more ››

Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the Senate Majority Leader’s announcement that the Senate will not vote on the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Trumpcare” or “Graham-Cassidy”:

“Thankfully, Congress will adjourn this week without considering Graham-Cassidy. I continue to be heartened by the... read more ››

Sep 26, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined over 100 of his House colleagues on Monday in signing a discharge petition to force a vote on H.R. 3440, the Dream Act, a bipartisan bill which would grant lawful permanent resident status to undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children. The legislation would fill the void left by the cancellation of the Deferred Action... read more ››

Sep 22, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“Today, I signed a letter with 56 of my Democratic colleagues calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to wait for a complete analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) before holding votes on the GOP’s newly minted Trumpcare 3.0 bill, also known as Graham-Cassidy.

“... read more ››

Sep 19, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on Senate Republicans' latest iteration of Trumpcare, known as "Graham-Cassidy" for the bill's sponsors, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA):

"In less than two weeks, funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and community health centers will expire. But rather than... read more ››

Sep 3, 2017
Congressman Eliot Engel (center) joined Congressman Adriano Espaillat, New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and local DREAMers at a press conference in New York City on Thursday in support of the Deferred Actio for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on reports of President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a 6 month delay:

“Since the campaign, President Trump has threatened to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program... read more ››

Aug 28, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the devastation in Texas following Hurricane Harvey:

“The images coming out of Texas right now are devastating. My heart goes out to everyone down there who has been affected by this powerful storm. As we New Yorkers have seen in the nearly 5 years since Superstorm Sandy, recovery from a major natural disaster can be costly and take many years. In light of that, it’... read more ››