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Apr 4, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“Fifty years ago today we lost one of the most remarkable figures in our nation’s history.

“On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King was in Memphis to lead a march protesting the working conditions and low wages of the city’s sanitation workers, and in his final speech, he spoke of how racial and... read more ››

Apr 4, 2018

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Congressional Diabetes Caucus, has reintroduced H.R. 5423, the Gestational Diabetes (GEDI) Act, a bill that aims to reduce incidences of gestational diabetes and the development of type 2 diabetes in women and children. This bill is supported by the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Gestational diabetes occurs in... read more ››

Apr 3, 2018

New York—Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other colleagues in government from New York to denounce the Trump Administration’s decision to include citizenship questions on the 2020 census. The Attorney General also announced he is leading a coalition of 18 State Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit challenging the legality of... read more ››

Mar 28, 2018

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $10,149,029 in Federal funding to Montefiore Medical Center for upgrades to the Center’s Weiler Campus in the Bronx. The grant will fund the electrical service upgrade project at Weiler Hospital including the design of a new... read more ››

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 ››