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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will introduce on Monday the Anti-Swatting Act, a bill that would enhance penalties for people who falsify their caller ID information to mislead law enforcement.

While it may sound like a prank, “swatting”—the act of deceiving law enforcement by using falsified caller ID information to incite them to respond to a nonexistent...read more »

Riverdale—For Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-16-NY), last week’s unanimous passing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, was exactly the measured signal he wanted to send to Iran.

The bill, co-authored by panel chairman Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez would grant Congress up to 52 days to review any US-led deal to trade the lifting of economic sanctions for a...read more »

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) today introduced H.Con.Res 38, a resolution supporting Day of Silence, an annual day of national observance in schools aimed at bringing attention to the bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. Today, April 17th, hundreds of thousands of youth, at thousands of schools across the country and around the world, will observe...read more »

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) compensation formula, commonly referred to as the Doc Fix:

“I have always said our doctors deserve to be fairly compensated for the quality care they provide to seniors, but the SGR formula in...read more »

Bronx, NY – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined a bipartisan coalition of Senate and House members in calling for the swift renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which is set to expire later this year. Following a nearly decade long fight to ensure the first responders who answered the call on September 11, 2001 were provided the health care and financial...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, continued his call for legislation to drive wage growth after the Department of Labor released its March jobs report. Employment rose by 126,000 on the month – the sixty-first month of consecutive private sector job growth. Unemployment remained steady at 5.5 percent, while wages increased by 0.3 percent.

“The March jobs report is...read more »

Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to boost New York’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant by $2 million following budgetary approval by Congress last month. The increase will bring the total funding for the New York City metropolitan area from UASI, a grant dedicated to helping metropolitan areas prepare for terrorist...read more »

I was shocked earlier this month when the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives withdrew its proposal to prohibit the sale of 5.56 NATO armor-piercing bullets – so-called "green tip" rounds. ATF's finding that these bullets can be loaded into easily-concealed handguns – and that they pose a grave threat to police – means that they are no longer just tools for hunters. These bullets are a threat to our police officers and to...read more »

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is co-leading the effort to support significant funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the Fiscal year 2016 budget negotiations.

Passed by Congress in 1975, IDEA was enacted to ensure all students with disabilities receive a free, high quality public education. The federal government committed to...read more »

Westchester-Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined several of his colleagues in signing a letter to request $80 million in funding for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program. The funding, which represents an $11.5 million increase over the requested amount in the President’s budget, would go toward supporting the Sea Grant’s Community...read more »

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