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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In recent days, I have become increasingly concerned by a series of troubling developments in Venezuela.

From the continued imprisonment and human rights violations committed against political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez to the detention of Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma to the absurd allegations of coup plotting aimed at the United States, it is clearer than ever that Venezuelan President Nicolas more »

Today, the people of Kosova celebrate seven years of independence. Given the struggle and sacrifices that have made such an anniversary possible, this is cause for celebration, but also for reflection in Prishtina, in Brussels, and in Washington. Europe's newest country continues to make substantial progress towards consolidating its democracy and securing its position in the Euro-Atlantic community, but plenty of hard work remains. more »

Congressman Engel

New York Congressman Eliot Engel says President Obama's proposal for increased action in the fight against ISIL's a "reasonable first start."

The Democratic Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs says the White House was smart to include a 3-year cap on authorizing the use of military force in the proposal.

But Engel says the devil's in the details.

"The bottom line is, we want to give the more »

YONKERS, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, traveled to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Engel is joining President Barack Obama as part of the bipartisan delegation to offer condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, on the passing of the King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz.

“I want to extend my condolences to King Salman more »

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Congressowman Nita Lowey of Westchester and Congressman Eliot Engel of Yonkers joined with other representatives in the introduction of a bipartisan congressional resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz that took place on Jan. 27, 1945.

More than 1.1 million people lost their lives in the Auschwitz concentration camps, making it one of more »

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act:

“House Republicans are trying to use the Homeland Security Appropriations Act to roll back the President’s new immigration program. For the Republicans to play partisan games with the Department of Homeland Security when international terrorism is on the rise is outright more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the November employment report which shows the jobs market posted its largest gains in nearly three years.

The monthly jobs report shows that employers added 321,000 jobs to the economy in November, and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.

“There’s no doubt that the economy is continuing to pick more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, commemorated World AIDS Day by calling for a renewed commitment to combat HIV/AIDS.

“We have made significant strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the very thought that we are within striking distance of achieving a generation more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing tighter rules that would reduce smog and curb air pollution.

The new EPA regulation would lower the threshold for ozone pollution to a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from 75 ppb, set back in 2008.

“Our environmental regulations must keep pace more »

Congressman Engel released the following statement regarding his reelection as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs:

"I'm grateful to my colleagues for once again selecting me as the top Democrat on the

“Over the last two years, I've worked to represent the priorities of our Democratic members and caucus, while at the same time adhering to the belief that when it comes to foreign policy, politics should more »