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Mar 25, 2018

Parkland, FL—Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, joined thousands of students and gun safety advocates in Parkland, Florida on Saturday at the Parkland "March For Our Lives." Rep. Engel went to stand in solidarity with the students, parents, teachers, and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as every other American who has been affected by gun violence in the United States.... read more ››

Mar 23, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, participated in a two-day subcommittee hearing this week examining solutions to the opioid crisis. The subcommittee considered more than two dozen bills, including two co-authored by Congressman Engel: H.R. 5272, the Reinforcing Evidence-Based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse (RESULTS) Act, and H.R. 5329,... read more ››

Mar 23, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“It was my privilege to help craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and vote for its passage. In the eight years since it was signed into law, we’ve seen millions gain insurance coverage, new consumer protections codified, and essential services guaranteed for the first time, ensuring Americans get premium... read more ››

Mar 23, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the House passing an omnibus spending bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year:

“This omnibus spending bill failed to address what I believe are some of the most pressing issues facing our nation. As such, I could not in good conscience support it and voted NO.

“30,000... read more ››

Mar 23, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, yesterday thanked Cecile Richards for her twelve years of service as President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Ms. Richards plans to step down later this year.

“Over the past decade, we have fought fight after fight to safeguard women’s constitutionally-protected rights and make comprehensive health care more accessible and affordable... read more ››

Mar 22, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel today made the following statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

“This Martin Luther King Jr. Day I want to reflect on the values of equality and justice that Dr. King dedicated his life to, and the vision he had for America’s future.

“In the 50 years since his assassination, we have seen tremendous progress, from the end of Jim Crow laws, to the election of our country’s first... read more ››

Mar 19, 2018

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Diabetes Caucus and a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, last week welcomed NY-16 advocates representing JDRF, an organization that supports type 1 diabetes research.

During the meeting, advocates discussed the importance of robust funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and support for the Special Diabetes Program... read more ››

Mar 15, 2018

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, yesterday voted in favor of passing H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, a bill that would provide schools and local law enforcement with resources to identify warning signs and prevent people from hurting themselves and others. The bill passed the House with overwhelming support, but does not effectively address many of the core issues facing our... read more ››

Mar 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, was proud to join constituent Caroline Kirby at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to participate in National Walkout Day, a day when students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence. Kirby, who attends Bronxville High School in New York’s 16th Congressional District, was one of thousands of students across the country who... read more ››

Mar 13, 2018

Westchester, NY–Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources has awarded a $109,704 federal grant to St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. The funding is for the hospital’s Ryan White Part C Outpatient Early Intervention Services Program, which provides HIV care and treatment services to the Yonkers community.

“I am pleased... read more ››