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New York-The Alliance for Retired Americans, an organization representing 4.3 million retirees, older Americans, and community activists announced that it has endorsed Congressman Eliot Engel for reelection. Engel, who represents New York’s 16th Congressional District in the House of Representatives, is seeking his 14th term in office representing parts of the North Bronx and lower Westchester County.

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New York- New York Rep. Eliot Engel, whose 16th Congressional District covers parts of the Bronx and Westchester counties, is pleased to announce that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has endorsed his bid for reelection to Congress. As New York’s largest public service union, AFSCME represents over 420,000 members from six affiliates including CSEA, District Council 37, District Council 66, more »

Bronx/Westchester- The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), an umbrella federation representing 56 unions and over 12.5 million working men and women today announced that it has endorsed Congressman Eliot Engel in his bid for reelection in New York’s 16th Congressional District. According to the organization’s website, Engel received a 95% score in voting with the AFL-CIO endorsed position on more »

A year after the Federal Communications Commission declared a cellphone theft "epidemic," Rep. Eliot Engel has reintroduced a bill that would require carriers to cut off service to devices reported stolen.
The Democrat, who represents Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle in Westchester County and parts of the Bronx, resubmitted the bill in the House last week after it died in committee last year.
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Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY 16) urged support for President Obama’s initiative to make early education a nationwide priority, calling the early years of a child’s life critical for building a strong foundation for a child’s development. Rep. Engel, a former teacher, is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“In his State of the Union address, President Obama said that children who benefit from early more »

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, met today with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to discuss several issues affecting American interests worldwide – including Israel and The Middle East, Iran, Mali, North Korea, the Balkans, among other places of more »

Feb 24, 2013 11:34 AM

Speaking this morning on “This Week,” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, called the automatic spending cuts — also known as the “sequester” — that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1 a “stupid thing.”

“I think the sequester was a stupid thing. I voted against it when it first time came up. Congress keeps kicking the can down the road. It’s really a ridiculous thing to do. The fact is that we need to do more »

REP. ELIOT ENGEL (D-New York): "Clearly mistakes were made, but let's be absolutely clear: Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks or Ronald Reagan was responsible for the attacks on our Marine barracks in Beirut, which killed over 200 Marines. And frankly whether it was called a terrorist attack or not in the immediate aftermath as far as I'm concerned more »

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) voted to provide over $50 billion in emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The passage of the assistance package occurred 78 days after the storm devastated New York, New Jersey and the Northeast. In contrast, a similar package of aid for Hurricane Katrina was approved by Congress 10 days after that storm flooded New Orleans, and badly damaged the Gulf Coast in 2005. The bill now goes to the more »

By voice vote this morning, the House Democratic Caucus officially elected Rep. Eliot Engel of the Bronx to serve as ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 113 Congress that begins in January.

Engel will succeed Rep. Howard Berman of California, who lost a member-versus-member race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman last more »