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Apr 18, 2018

New York—Congressman Eliot Engel has been named the #1 most effective Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives by the Center for Effective Lawmaking.

“Congressman Engel is a champion of effective Lawmaking,” the Center wrote. “The Center for Effective Lawmaking commends Congressman Engel on his hard work to improve efficiency in Congress!” Engel ranked first among all Democrats in the House during the 114th Congress.... read more ››

Apr 13, 2018

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has written a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting that the Treasury Department take action to adjust U.S. tariffs to better help small businesses in NY-16, including Ball Chain Manufacturing Company in Mount Vernon, New York. Engel has worked closely with Ball Chain Manufacturing President Bill Taubner to help craft... read more ››

Apr 12, 2018

Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has signed a discharge petition to bring legislation protecting Special Counsel Mueller to the floor. H.R. 3654, the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, would ensure that any step to remove a special counsel from office must first be approved by a panel of federal judges. Engel is a cosponsor of the bill.

“President Trump’s consistent attacks... read more ››

Apr 12, 2018

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) today reintroduced the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bipartisan bill that will allow us to better track Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program’s (CHIP) performances in caring for American mothers and infants.

Rates of maternal mortality have fallen worldwide in recent years but, shockingly, have risen in the United States.... read more ››

Apr 6, 2018

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement calling for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“It is long past time for Scott Pruitt to resign or be terminated from his post as Administrator of the EPA.

“When Mr. Pruitt was nominated, I called him a ‘dangerous and unacceptable choice to lead the EPA’ because his past... read more ››

Apr 6, 2018

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today attended a roundtable on Alzheimer’s research hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association. Engel detailed his efforts to improve care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease through his Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 1676) and his longtime support for robust medical research... read more ››

Apr 4, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“Fifty years ago today we lost one of the most remarkable figures in our nation’s history.

“On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King was in Memphis to lead a march protesting the working conditions and low wages of the city’s sanitation workers, and in his final speech, he spoke of how racial and... read more ››

Apr 4, 2018

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Congressional Diabetes Caucus, has reintroduced H.R. 5423, the Gestational Diabetes (GEDI) Act, a bill that aims to reduce incidences of gestational diabetes and the development of type 2 diabetes in women and children. This bill is supported by the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Gestational diabetes occurs in... read more ››

Apr 3, 2018

New York—Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other colleagues in government from New York to denounce the Trump Administration’s decision to include citizenship questions on the 2020 census. The Attorney General also announced he is leading a coalition of 18 State Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit challenging the legality of... read more ››

Mar 28, 2018

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $10,149,029 in Federal funding to Montefiore Medical Center for upgrades to the Center’s Weiler Campus in the Bronx. The grant will fund the electrical service upgrade project at Weiler Hospital including the design of a new... read more ››