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In April 2009, on one of his first trips abroad as president, Barack Obama visited Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas. At the Summit, he declared that “the energy, the dynamism, the diversity of the Caribbean people inspires us all and is such an important part of what we share in common as a hemisphere.”

I could not agree more. The countries of the Caribbean are of profound importance to the United States and...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, (NY-16), issued a statement following reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) demanded that residents living in Belle Harbor Manor repay federal assistance, for which the agency once deemed they were eligible.

“Providing assistance then yanking it away is outrageous. FEMA needs to implement stronger procedures to prevent erroneous relief payments, and to better...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says the October jobs report provides further evidence the economy is on the right track, but reiterated the need to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

The monthly jobs report shows that employers added 214,000 jobs to the economy in October, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent from 5.9 percent.

“The numbers...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) renewed his call for Metro-North to adopt new safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after the federal agency issued a probable cause report of the deadly Metro-North train derailment in his Congressional District.

Four people died and dozens were injured after a commuter train missed a sharp curve and jumped off the track in Spuyten Duyvil on...read more »

Bronx, New York – Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) issued the following statement regarding the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy:

“Superstorm Sandy swept through the East Coast two years ago, and parts of my congressional district are still recovering from the worst effects of the storm. Across the region, 117 people lost their lives and thousands more lost their homes. Our first responders displayed remarkable heroism, and entire...read more »

Engel also addressed airport screening procedures in letter to new Ebola Czar Ron Klain

Bronx, New York -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, along with Congressman Joe Crowley, Congressman Charles Rangel, and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) organized a conference call today for the New York Congressional delegation and representatives from...read more »

Engel also addressed airport screening procedures in letter to new Ebola Czar Ron Klain

Bronx, New York -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, along with Congressman Joe Crowley, Congressman Charles Rangel, and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) organized a conference call today for the New York Congressional delegation and representatives from...read more »

Listen to Congressman Engel's interview with Steve Scott by clicking here.

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.

“The Alliance for Retired...read more »

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, AFSCME...read more »

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