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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, said the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) with updated budget projections shows that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage provisions will cost taxpayers significantly less than estimates from January had indicated. According to the report, the cost of the provisions to taxpayers will be $142 billion, or...read more »

PLEA Act would ban dangerous armor-piercing weapons

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a senior member of New York Congressional delegation, called today for common-sense reforms to keep armor-piercing firearms off our streets.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) proposed common-sense rules to limit the sale...read more »

Selma, AL –Rep. Eliot Engel joined with people across the country to mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” On March 7, 1965, a group of brave civil rights marchers, led by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on their way to Montgomery to demand that African American citizens be finally given their constitutional right to vote. At the bridge, the marchers were attacked by...read more »

Calls for Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the February Jobs report shows that although the economy is heading in the right direction, we still need to do more to improve stagnant wages.

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February—the 53rd consecutive month of positive jobs growth—with an unemployment rate of 5.5%...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, (NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined many of his Democratic colleagues in signing on to an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting full, nationwide marriage equality for same sex couples. The Supreme Court will likely decide this summer whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the freedom to marry and the right to have their...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted in support of H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015. The four-year, bipartisan bill approves $7.2 billion for passenger rail. Nearly $2 billion will fund improvements to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which serves the New York City area and runs between Boston and Washington, DC. The bill additionally commits $...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, (NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following regarding passage of a clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill:

“I am pleased the House Republican leadership finally came to their senses and allowed us to vote for a clean DHS funding bill for the remainder of the fiscal year,” Congressman Engel said. “Putting our security at risk in...read more »

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a 91% on the League of Conservation Voters 2014 National Environmental Scorecard. The score was based on 35 votes taken in the second session of the 113th Congress. The Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the most important environmental legislation considered, and the corresponding voting records of House...read more »

Bronx, N.Y. – Representatives from the American Jewish World Services (AJWS) delivered over 80 Valentines made by constituents to the Bronx district office of Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) to thank him for his continuing support of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). IVAWA, which would ensure that addressing violence against women is part of American foreign policy, is to be reintroduced in the 114th Congress on...read more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In recent days, I have become increasingly concerned by a series of troubling developments in Venezuela.

From the continued imprisonment and human rights violations committed against political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez to the detention of Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma to the absurd allegations of coup plotting aimed at the United States, it is clearer than ever that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro...read more »

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