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BRONX—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks on American foreign policy:

"Hillary's speech today showed why she is the only candidate for President ready to do every part of the job—including Commander-in-Chief—on day one. Her experience makes her one of the most qualified candidates we've...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to Verizon’s agreement in principle with its 40,000 workers:

“I am pleased Verizon and union officials have come to an agreement that is beneficial to all sides, including the nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike for the last 44 days. The terms agreed to in principle will...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, co-chair of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, made the following statement in recognition of Asthma Awareness Month:

“May is Asthma Awareness Month. As co-chair of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus, I’d like to call attention to asthma’s prevalence and highlight actions we can take to help those it...read more ››

Washington D.C.-Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, called on House GOP leadership to disband the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel, decrying its “series of aggressive tactics” that have put women and members of the medical community in danger.

In a letter signed by 178 House Democrats, Engel denounced the “reckless” behavior of the...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce, voted in favor of a Democratic proposal yesterday to limit the display of Confederate Flags in national cemeteries. House Democrats plus a minority of House Republicans joined to approve the measure with a vote of 265-159.

“The Confederate Flag is a symbol of hatred and bigotry that only serves as a reminder of our country’s darkest days,”...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s shameful maneuvering by Republicans to defeat a Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Amendment to a spending bill that would have barred federal contractors from getting government work if they discriminated against the LGBT community:

“The Republican majority should be ashamed of themselves....read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, reaffirmed his commitment to improving stagnant wages for American workers following the April jobs report by calling on Congress to revisit key pieces of legislation that would help improve economic conditions for working families.

The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate remaining steady at 5 percent...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has reintroduced the Social Networking Online Protection Act, or “SNOPA,” a bill to protect the users of social networking sites from having to divulge their personal information to employers, schools and universities.

SNOPA would prohibit current or potential employers and educational institutions from requiring a password or other...read more ››

Washington D.C.-The House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to approve Congressman Eliot Engel’s Anti-Swatting Act, unanimously agreeing to send the bill to the House floor.

“I am pleased my colleagues on both sides of the aisle voted to put an end to swatting and its dangerous consequences,” Engel said. “I introduced the Anti-Swatting Act last year, following a string of swattings in my district. Incidents have also occurred in...read more ››

Washington D.C.-Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, has introduced H. Res. 703, a resolution to recognize November as “National Bladder Health Month.”

“Tens of millions of Americans live with bladder conditions and diseases,” Congressman Engel said. “These heavily stigmatized ailments have a major impact on both health and quality of life. They’ve been linked to...read more ››

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