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Jan 13, 2017

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 ››

Jan 13, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after voting against S. Con. Res. 3, a budget resolution that sets in motion Republicans’ repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and that passed the House of Representatives this afternoon by a vote of 227 to 198:

“I am deeply saddened by the results of today’s vote. The Affordable Care Act has... read more ››

Jan 12, 2017

Representative Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, last week made strongly worded remarks in the House of Representatives supporting legislation objecting to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. He very clearly stated his belief that the resolution is an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace.

“The Security Council resolution is highly critical of Israel, yet asks nothing directly of... read more ››

Jan 6, 2017

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a leading Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement regarding the certification today of the results of the Electoral College's votes for President and Vice President:

"The peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of American democracy. People around the world admire America's commitment to the rule of law and our ability to stand by those... read more ››

Jan 6, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the reported deal to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021:

“As the first Member of Congress to call for the closing of Indian Point Power Plant many years ago, I am encouraged by reports that an agreement has been reached by Entergy and the State to close this dangerous nuclear... read more ››

Jan 6, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after the release of the Department of Labor’s report on the December Jobs market. The economy added 156,000 new jobs in December, while the unemployment rate ticked slightly higher, from 4.6% to 4.7%. Wages showed some of their strongest gains since before the recession, rising 2.9% on the year.

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Dec 26, 2016

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“The recent nightclub shooting in Mt. Vernon which claimed one life and injured another five people is just the latest in a very long list of terrible gun related tragedies across our great country. My deepest condolences go out to the victims of this senseless act and their families. I hope those... read more ››

Dec 21, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-Chair of the Oil and National Security Caucus, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s announcement to indefinitely ban new oil and gas leasing in much of the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic:

“I applaud President Obama’s action to designate the bulk of our Arctic waters and certain areas in the... read more ››

Dec 15, 2016

Yonkers, NY — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $30,313,086, in Federal grant money, to Westchester County for permanent work repairs to the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The plant was damaged as a direct result of Superstorm Sandy. WWTP provides primary and secondary treatment of wastewater... read more ››

Dec 14, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement today on the four year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. On that day, a mass shooter took the lives of 20 six and seven year old children, along with the school’s principal and five other members of the school’s staff:

“Four years ago, when I first heard about... read more ››