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May 6, 2016

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, reaffirmed his commitment to improving stagnant wages for American workers following the April jobs report by calling on Congress to revisit key pieces of legislation that would help improve economic conditions for working families.

The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate remaining steady at 5 percent... read more ››

May 5, 2016

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has reintroduced the Social Networking Online Protection Act, or “SNOPA,” a bill to protect the users of social networking sites from having to divulge their personal information to employers, schools and universities.

SNOPA would prohibit current or potential employers and educational institutions from requiring a password or other... read more ››

Apr 29, 2016

Washington D.C.-The House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to approve Congressman Eliot Engel’s Anti-Swatting Act, unanimously agreeing to send the bill to the House floor.

“I am pleased my colleagues on both sides of the aisle voted to put an end to swatting and its dangerous consequences,” Engel said. “I introduced the Anti-Swatting Act last year, following a string of swattings in my district. Incidents have also occurred in... read more ››

Apr 27, 2016

Washington D.C.-Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, has introduced H. Res. 703, a resolution to recognize November as “National Bladder Health Month.”

“Tens of millions of Americans live with bladder conditions and diseases,” Congressman Engel said. “These heavily stigmatized ailments have a major impact on both health and quality of life. They’ve been linked to... read more ››

Apr 25, 2016

Washington D.C.– Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today made the following statement regarding the Puerto Rican debt crisis:

“Puerto Rico is in serious trouble, and this is no time to play political games. Millions of Americans living on that island are facing major disruptions of services, layoffs, and a deepening economic crisis. Congress could ease this pain by creating A new... read more ››

Apr 25, 2016

Westchester, NY– Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the Department of the Navy has awarded $9,895,616 in contracts to three firms, including Crestwood Technology Group in Yonkers, to deliver commercial grade, off-the-shelf electronics hardware and components for various defense systems. Work will be performed in Yonkers and is expected to be completed by April 2019.

“I am... read more ››

Apr 14, 2016

Washington D.C.– Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said yesterday’s Subcommittee hearing on the Flint water crisis illuminated the need for greater investments in infrastructure and public health in order to ensure the safety of the general public.

“The crisis in Flint, Michigan is an inexcusable example of the human and economic price we pay when we put cost savings ahead of the... read more ››

Apr 13, 2016

Washington D.C.– Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on today’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on seven communications bills, including the Anti-Swatting Act, which Engel introduced in 2015:

“’Swatting’ refers to the act of provoking law enforcement to respond to a phony emergency. The act gets its name from the SWAT teams that... read more ››

Apr 12, 2016

Washington D.C.– Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and more than 100 other House Members wrote a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in support of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team’s (USWNT) fight for equal pay. Five members of the USWNT - Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, and Becky Sauerbrunn - filed a complaint on behalf of... read more ››

Apr 1, 2016

New York – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement praising Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for passing a $15 minimum wage increase in this year’s budget:

“I am pleased Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature have crafted a budget that will help millions of hard working New Yorkers with a much needed increase to the minimum wage. In... read more ››