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Sep 27, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, cosigned a letter with 144 additional Members of Congress on Tuesday, addressed to President Trump, calling for a stronger response to the dire situation in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

“Given the impact of the damage and the population of 3.6 million American citizens affected, we are... read more ››

Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the Senate Majority Leader’s announcement that the Senate will not vote on the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Trumpcare” or “Graham-Cassidy”:

“Thankfully, Congress will adjourn this week without considering Graham-Cassidy. I continue to be heartened by the... read more ››

Sep 26, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined over 100 of his House colleagues on Monday in signing a discharge petition to force a vote on H.R. 3440, the Dream Act, a bipartisan bill which would grant lawful permanent resident status to undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children. The legislation would fill the void left by the cancellation of the Deferred Action... read more ››

Sep 22, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“Today, I signed a letter with 56 of my Democratic colleagues calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to wait for a complete analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) before holding votes on the GOP’s newly minted Trumpcare 3.0 bill, also known as Graham-Cassidy.

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Sep 19, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on Senate Republicans' latest iteration of Trumpcare, known as "Graham-Cassidy" for the bill's sponsors, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA):

"In less than two weeks, funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and community health centers will expire. But rather than... read more ››

Sep 3, 2017
Congressman Eliot Engel (center) joined Congressman Adriano Espaillat, New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and local DREAMers at a press conference in New York City on Thursday in support of the Deferred Actio for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on reports of President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a 6 month delay:

“Since the campaign, President Trump has threatened to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program... read more ››

Aug 28, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the devastation in Texas following Hurricane Harvey:

“The images coming out of Texas right now are devastating. My heart goes out to everyone down there who has been affected by this powerful storm. As we New Yorkers have seen in the nearly 5 years since Superstorm Sandy, recovery from a major natural disaster can be costly and take many years. In light of that, it’... read more ››

Aug 18, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement after cosponsoring a resolution to censure President Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia:

“President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville was a disgrace to the office of the President. In equating the actions of counter protestors to those of white supremacists and Nazis, he displayed a callousness that cannot be ignored... read more ››

Aug 16, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on yesterday’s remarks by the President at a press conference in Trump Tower:

“Everything about yesterday’s press conference was wrong. The way the President backtracked and blamed ‘both sides’ for the Charlottesville nightmare was wrong; the way he defended some of the people who stood with white supremacists was wrong; and the way he has continually glossed over the... read more ››

Aug 15, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Five years ago, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was implemented and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of DREAMers across the country. DACA ensured that our DREAMers—young unauthorized immigrants who... read more ››