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New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11:

“Fifteen years ago, our nation suffered an unspeakable tragedy. The attacks on September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 Americans. The sights, sounds, and horror of that morning remain just as vivid in our minds today as they were then – especially for the first responders who...read more ››

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded federal grant money to Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WestCOP) under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families get and keep their own homes. The total allocation of $1,935,797 to WestCOP, which operates...read more ››

Bronx, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the College of Mount Saint Vincent has been awarded a $201,789 grant under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP). The program assists institutions in effecting long-range improvement in science and engineering education programs and increasing the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly...read more ››

BRONX – Today, Congressman Eliot L. Engel marked Woman’s Equality Day in celebration of the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed a woman’s right to vote in the United States Constitution:

“Today, we celebrate one of our democracy’s most significant milestones: finally giving women the right to vote. This is a day to commemorate the progress our nation has made in living up to its democratic ideals. However, it is...read more ››

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on recent developments surrounding the Zika virus:

“Reports of the first locally transmitted cases of Zika on the continental United States serve as a reminder that action to address this virus is long overdue. This distressing...read more ››

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on the House passage of the Conscience Protection Act of 2016:

“The Conscience Protection Act is the latest in a long line of Republican attempts to interfere with women’s autonomy and medical care.

“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve come to the floor during this...read more ››

The accusations made against the Attorneys General and the environmental community yesterday are an appalling attempt by the House GOP to shield Big Oil from the consequences of its own actions. Our Attorneys General deserve our adulation, not ire. They are investigating whether the fossil fuel industry committed criminal acts by intentionally misleading the public about the scientific reality of climate change. If the industry committed...read more ››

Today in the Foreign Affairs Committee, we heard testimony about Palestinian terrorists collecting payments for attacks on the Israeli people. The campaign of incitement and hatred waged by Palestinian leaders is bad enough, but the idea of authorities putting cash in the hands of cold-blooded killers is just disgusting. We know that a peaceful two-state solution will never happen so long as this practice continues.

Listening to our...read more ››

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro to issue regulations swiftly to allow co-op owners to take part in HUD’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program.

“While Congress extended the reverse mortgage option to co-op owners through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, HUD has not issued...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, announced $412,111 in federal funding to help New York City thwart the spread of the Zika virus. The State of New York will receive an additional $474,016.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has allocated a total of $25 million to help states, cities and territories mount strong responses to...read more ››

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