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Aug 2, 2016

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on recent developments surrounding the Zika virus:

“Reports of the first locally transmitted cases of Zika on the continental United States serve as a reminder that action to address this virus is long overdue. This distressing... read more ››

Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on the House passage of the Conscience Protection Act of 2016:

“The Conscience Protection Act is the latest in a long line of Republican attempts to interfere with women’s autonomy and medical care.

“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve come to the floor during this... read more ››

Jul 14, 2016

The accusations made against the Attorneys General and the environmental community yesterday are an appalling attempt by the House GOP to shield Big Oil from the consequences of its own actions. Our Attorneys General deserve our adulation, not ire. They are investigating whether the fossil fuel industry committed criminal acts by intentionally misleading the public about the scientific reality of climate change. If the industry committed... read more ››

Jul 6, 2016

Today in the Foreign Affairs Committee, we heard testimony about Palestinian terrorists collecting payments for attacks on the Israeli people. The campaign of incitement and hatred waged by Palestinian leaders is bad enough, but the idea of authorities putting cash in the hands of cold-blooded killers is just disgusting. We know that a peaceful two-state solution will never happen so long as this practice continues.

Listening to our... read more ››

Jul 5, 2016

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro to issue regulations swiftly to allow co-op owners to take part in HUD’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program.

“While Congress extended the reverse mortgage option to co-op owners through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, HUD has not issued... read more ››

Jul 5, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, announced $412,111 in federal funding to help New York City thwart the spread of the Zika virus. The State of New York will receive an additional $474,016.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has allocated a total of $25 million to help states, cities and territories mount strong responses to... read more ››

Jul 5, 2016

Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, announced $649,980 in federal funding for the College of New Rochelle (CNR).

The funding, granted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will allow CNR to provide scholarships for economically disadvantaged students studying nursing or other health specialties.

“No one should be denied an education... read more ››

Jul 3, 2016

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the terrorist attack in Bangladesh:

“I'm appalled by the terrorist attack in Dhaka. The victims are people of all walks of life from around the world, because the terrorists targeted a place known for drawing crowds of foreigners visiting Dhaka. Aside from the carnage they inflicted, including the... read more ››

Jul 2, 2016

Bronx, NY — Representative Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) today made the following statement on the passing of Holocaust Survivor, author, activist, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel:

“A light has gone out of the world today. For generations, Elie Wiesel was a model of courage and resilience, peace and forgiveness, and the fierce conviction that indifference to suffering should never again allow evil to prevail. It was an evil Elie knew... read more ››

Jun 28, 2016

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the terrorist attack in Istanbul:

“I'm outraged by the terrorist attack in Istanbul, and my heart goes out to the wounded and grieving. Turkey is a NATO ally and an important partner in the effort to combat violent extremism, and we stand with the people of Turkey in this difficult moment. I will... read more ››