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Jul 17, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel joined Congress Members Sanford, Nadler, Zeldin, and King in introducing H.R. 3238, the Disaster Assistance Equity Act, a bipartisan bill which would make common interest communities, including co-ops and condominiums, eligible for the same FEMA assistance available to other homeowners.

This bill would make two changes to the Stafford Act:

• Make homeowners associations eligible for the... read more ››

Jul 12, 2017

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today introduced a House version of the Russia-Iran sanctions bill (H.R. 3203) that passed 98-2 in the Senate last month. Identical to the original Senate-passed bill, this legislation resolves procedural concerns that have delayed House action on the tough sanctions... read more ››

Jul 6, 2017

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding President Trump’s comment that “nobody really knows” which countries were involved in the interference in last year’s election:

“President Trump has had opportunity after opportunity to take a tough stand on Russia's interference in our election, but at each turn he repeats the false idea that... read more ››

Jun 28, 2017

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

"Today's announcement by the Coast Guard is a win for our community and every community that is fortunate enough to border the beautiful Hudson River. This decision was made because elected officials, advocates, community leaders, and thousands of citizens spoke out and made their collective voices... read more ››

Jun 26, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

“I'm deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court allowed part of the President's discriminatory and mean-spirited Muslim ban to go into effect. It apparently doesn't matter to this White House—or to the Court for that matter—that this six-month-old Executive Order was only supposed to last three months,... read more ››

Jun 26, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement on LGBT Equality Day:

“Today we celebrate LGBT Equality Day, right in the heart of Pride Month—a month when we commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots and celebrate the progress the LGBT community has made.

“The last 8 years brought about incredible progress for the LGBT community. From the repeal of Don’t Ask... read more ››

Jun 22, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has cosponsored H.R. 2978, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), legislation that would fully restore key aspects of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013.

In Shelby County v. Holder the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the landmark 1965 law, including section 5, which required... read more ››

Jun 21, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and 195 House Democratic colleagues have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against President Trump alleging a serious violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause. The lawsuit stems from multiple reports that the President is profiting from foreign officials staying at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., in... read more ››

Jun 15, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have reintroduced the Open Fuel Act, legislation that would require 50 percent of new automobiles in 2020, 80 percent in 2021, and 80 percent in each subsequent year, to operate on nonpetroleum fuels in addition to or instead of petroleum based fuels. The bill allows for the full array of existing technologies – including plug-in electric drive, fuel cell, flex... read more ››

Jun 12, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, has cosponsored the Disarm Hate Act, legislation designed to keep firearms out of the hands of people who have been convicted of hate crimes.

While convicted felons are prohibited from owning firearms under federal law, those convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes are still permitted to purchase guns. Only six states currently have laws... read more ››