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WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

“Over the last two years, I’ve supported our negotiating team in the P5+1, seeking to give them time and space to achieve a diplomatic breakthrough and foreclose Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon. I’m grateful for the tireless efforts by...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees national energy policy in Congress, today applauded President Obama's newly unveiled Clean Power Plan to combat the drastic issue of climate change.

"It will take bold ideas and initiatives to tackle the threat posed by climate change, which every day becomes a more urgent and grave matter," Congressman Engel said. "...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, stood with colleagues today on the steps of the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and call on Republicans in Congress to support voting rights nationwide.

“The right to vote is the very foundation on which our democratic society is built,” Congressman Engel said. “Fifty years after President Johnson...read more »

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the Department of State’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report:

“The Trafficking in Persons Report is a thorough and far-reaching assessment of government efforts to fight modern slavery, and I'm confident that most of the 2015 report provides the honest analysis we've grown accustomed to...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is pleased to announce that the College of Mount Saint Vincent has been awarded $278,539.00 in federal funds through the U.S. Department of Education under the Student Support Services (SSS) Program.

The program awards funds to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with...read more »

Renews Call for Congressional Action to Cut Off Funding Stream for ISIS

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today hailed the return to Iraq of looted artifacts recovered during a raid on ISIS commander Abu Sayyaf. Representative Engel renewed his call for additional measures to curb the sale of antiquities looted by ISIS in Syria as a source of funding for the...read more »

Washington, D.C. –Yesterday, representatives from Planned Parenthood NYC met with Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to discuss issues facing women’s reproductive health and thank the Congressman for continuing to champion pro-choice initiatives.

The meeting included members of Planned Parenthood Generation Action, a movement of young people within Planned Parenthood that organizes...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called on retailers to stop selling gun replica phone cases, and announced plans for legislative and regulatory solutions to the threat these products pose.

“Like many of my colleagues, I was deeply disturbed by reports of realistic gun replicas being used as cell phone cases,” Engel said. “It would be nearly impossible for a cop on...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the June jobs report showed the U.S. economy is continuing to move in the right direction. The U.S. economy added 233,000 new jobs in June, with the unemployment rate dropping to 5.3 percent, its lowest level in seven years. The strong gains marked the 64th consecutive month of private sector job growth.

“June was yet another...read more »

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, said today’s Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case to uphold all of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax subsidies was the right decision, and a huge victory for ensuring all Americans access to affordable health care.

In a 6-3 decision, the Justices determined that tax subsidies are available to...read more »

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