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A New York congressman is pushing President Obama to go even further in his efforts to curb gun violence in the U.S.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) penned a letter to the commander-in-chief Tuesday calling on him to enact additional executive actions on gun control that would close certain loopholes allowing the import of assault weapons from foreign countries.

"Expanding background checks to include additional gun sellers is an...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address:

“This evening, President Obama used his final State of the Union address to draw attention to a problem so pervasive, it hinders our growth as a nation, and blunts the very spirit...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is encouraged by strong jobs growth in December, but reemphasized the need to grow stagnant wages for American workers.

December marked the 70th consecutive month of private sector job growth, with the U.S. economy adding 292,000 new jobs. The numbers from October and November were also revised upward. The unemployment rate remained...read more ››

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to continued Republican obstruction in Congress:

“Yesterday, I watched President Obama speak with great emotion about the desperate need for commonsense measures that would help stem the tide of gun violence that has gripped our country. Today, in response to that impassioned call to...read more ››

WESTCHESTER, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to reports of Iranian hackers infiltrating a dam in Rye, NY:

“Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism around the globe, so this sort of behavior is par for the course. An Iranian cyber-attack on a small dam in Rye is...read more ››

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today voted in favor of the Omnibus spending package that will fund the government for fiscal year 2016. The Omnibus includes a long-term extension of the Zadroga Act, which funds care for thousands who suffer from health issues related their exposure to toxins as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The bill also...read more ››

WESTCHESTER, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is pleased to announce that following his formal request, the Small Business Association (SBA) will be opening a new Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in Westchester County to help New Yorkers affected by Superstorm Sandy request low-interest disaster loans. The SBA had previously announced the opening of 11 new centers throughout...read more ››

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted for the Protect Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. This so-called “tax extenders” bill made permanent critical tax cuts for working families while also extending clean energy tax credits, promoting investment in underdeveloped communities, and encouraging research and development.

“I voted in support of this bill...read more ››

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, commemorated the abolition of slavery in America on the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment and called for renewed commitment to equality through a full restoration of the Voting Rights Act.

“This nation made a momentous and defining decision 150 years ago when three-quarters of our states voted to constitutionally end slavery...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says the November jobs report proves the sustained strength of the U.S. economy to grow and create jobs, but he repeated his call for higher wages for working families.

“Americans have reaped the benefits of the 2.3 million new jobs created over the past 69 straight months of uninterrupted private sector job growth. Our economy is...read more ››

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