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Sep 3, 2017
Congressman Eliot Engel (center) joined Congressman Adriano Espaillat, New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and local DREAMers at a press conference in New York City on Thursday in support of the Deferred Actio for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on reports of President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a 6 month delay:

“Since the campaign, President Trump has threatened to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program... read more ››

Aug 28, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the devastation in Texas following Hurricane Harvey:

“The images coming out of Texas right now are devastating. My heart goes out to everyone down there who has been affected by this powerful storm. As we New Yorkers have seen in the nearly 5 years since Superstorm Sandy, recovery from a major natural disaster can be costly and take many years. In light of that, it’... read more ››

Aug 18, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement after cosponsoring a resolution to censure President Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia:

“President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville was a disgrace to the office of the President. In equating the actions of counter protestors to those of white supremacists and Nazis, he displayed a callousness that cannot be ignored... read more ››

Aug 16, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on yesterday’s remarks by the President at a press conference in Trump Tower:

“Everything about yesterday’s press conference was wrong. The way the President backtracked and blamed ‘both sides’ for the Charlottesville nightmare was wrong; the way he defended some of the people who stood with white supremacists was wrong; and the way he has continually glossed over the... read more ››

Aug 15, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Five years ago, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was implemented and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of DREAMers across the country. DACA ensured that our DREAMers—young unauthorized immigrants who... read more ››

Aug 13, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement in conjunction with a vigil in the northwest Bronx condemning the white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, VA:

“The white supremacists and nationalists who lined the streets of Charlottesville inciting violence the past few days are domestic terrorists. Calling them anything other than that is not just an affront to our values; it's dangerous. These men and women... read more ››

Jul 31, 2017

Washington D.C. —Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, cosigned a letter with close to 90 House Democrats calling on Speaker Ryan to take up key reforms to help improve the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual markets and expand options for consumers.

The four reforms, devised by Democrats, include reauthorizing and making permanent federal reinsurance programs; ensuring funding for the... read more ››

Jul 28, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement on the Senate’s failure to pass the Health Care Freedom Act, the fourth formal iteration of “Trumpcare”:

“Trumpcare's failure is not a ‘win’ for Democrats. It is a signal to the millions of Americans who owe their health to the protections and coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that our... read more ››

Jul 26, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel released the following statement:

“Today the President has taken steps to weaken the strongest military force in the world by banning transgender individuals from any form of military service. This decision is disgraceful, discriminatory, and severely insulting to all current and future transgender service members who want nothing more than to serve the country they love. The language the... read more ››

Jul 18, 2017

“The President and Congressional Republicans have revealed, once again, that the emperor has no clothes. After seven years of demonizing Democrats and sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, they've shown that the ‘better way’ they've long promised didn't exist.

“It is thanks to the sustained commitment and activism of the American people, who refused to remain silent in the face of a rushed and unworkable plan, that ‘Trumpcare’ has once... read more ››