Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and officials from 34 cities and municipalities across the United States, have filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of the plaintiff in Darweesh v. Trump. Mr. Darweesh is an Iraqi national who worked for the U.S. military. He had a valid visa to enter the country, but he is currently... read more ››
Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel has renewed his push to save seniors from poverty by reintroducing a bill that would guarantee every senior a reasonable Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) annually.
Last year, the Social Security Administration announced that seniors’ Social Security benefits would increase just 0.3 percent in 2017, a bump of about $5 per month for the average senior citizen. Engel’s bill, the... read more ››
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on joining the House LGBT Caucus:
“More than 20 years ago, I was one of the very few House Members who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA made same-sex couples and LGBT Americans invisible to their government. Thankfully, the Supreme Court eventually struck it down, but I voted against it in 1996 because it was the right thing to do. I... read more ››
Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the impact that a Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on America’s children:
“Even though they still have no plan for the aftermath, Republicans are plowing away towards their goal to destroy the health coverage of tens of millions, and drive up costs for millions more.... read more ››
Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s House Administration Panel vote to do away with the Election Assistance Commission:
“Even after Russian efforts to compromise our elections through cyber warfare, the House Administration Panel today moved to dismantle the agency tasked with protecting our voting machines.... read more ››
Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has co-sponsored legislation that would block President Trump’s Executive Order to build a wall along the Mexican border. H.R. 837, the Build Bridges Not Walls Act would prohibit the implementation of the order, which would construct a costly border wall that would be both ineffective and impractical.
“This entire concept of a wall... read more ››
Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the President’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice:
“Tonight, the President shocked no one by picking Neil Gorsuch, a Supreme Court nominee with a regressive record who could only appeal to the furthest reaches of the extreme right-wing.
“Conservative ideologues will laud this pick, as it represents everything they have come to stand... read more ››
New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:
"It's blatantly wrong for the United States of America to callously tell thousands of people who played by the rules, went through a very long process, and were ultimately approved for entry into this country that they now must turn back, just as they reach American soil. Its cruel, its heartless, and its un-American. Judge Donnelly did the right thing tonight by... 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 ››