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Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement regarding the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of Republicans’ bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“When the Energy and Commerce Committee considered Republicans’ health care bill last week, I said that my GOP colleagues’ behavior suggested that they have something to...read more ››

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A ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs has issued a strongly-worded statement criticising President Donald Trump's diplomacy with world leaders.

Congressman Eliot Engel said that reports of the President's call with world leaders, particularly allies, were "worrying".

"World leaders - particularly in allied countries - aren't the President's staff or contestants on his TV show and he shouldn't treat them...read more ››

Speaking on Tuesday January 24 at a briefing held in the U.S. Congress, Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, condemned the Iranian regime’s behavior in the region particularly in Syria.

“When you look at Iran’s behavior, we see that they’ve been a negative in Syria. They’ve been a negative in Lebanon. They help Hezbollah. Hezbollah is their puppet, is their wig, is their terrorist group,” Rep....read more ››

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel received an “A” on the National Education Association’s (NEA) legislative report card for the 114th Congress.

The report card, which can be found here, evaluates Members of Congress based on their votes on issues of importance to the NEA. In the 114th Congress, those issues included reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, preserving the Affordable Care Act and protecting...read more ››

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on today’s executive orders from the President:

“Today’s announcements from the White House – a $20 billion border wall, a pledge to snatch funding from cities and states that oppose the President’s agenda, and a threat to ‘unapologetically’ detain and deport undocumented people – are the first steps down...read more ››

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the House Pro Choice Caucus, released the following statement on H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which the House passed this afternoon:

“House Republicans have chosen once again to target women’s personal freedoms, just days after hundreds of thousands filled D.C.’s streets to defend them. The No Taxpayer...read more ››

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, offered an amendment to the Republican Authorization and Oversight Plan of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for the 115th Congress. The amendment would have required the Committee to consider actions needed to meet our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

“The Republican plan for the new Congress says nothing about how...read more ››

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has reintroduced his Checkpoint Safety Act, which would require the deployment of an armed law enforcement officer within 300 feet of each security checkpoint at the nation’s largest airports. The bill has bipartisan support from both Democrats and Republicans in the House, including Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), an original cosponsor of...read more ››

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on today’s march:

“I was pleased to join in today’s Women’s March on Washington. Today's march sends a powerful message. As both chambers of Congress and the White House are now controlled by Republicans, it is more important than ever to stand up. To stand up for women's rights. To stand up for American...read more ››

Engel Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King Day 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day:

“This Martin Luther King Day, as we watch the Obama Administration wind down, I wanted to reflect on the progress we’ve made as a country throughout his Presidency and think about what it means for...read more ››

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