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Mar 12, 2018
Mount Vernon Foundation 2018 “Great Knight Award” recipients (from left) Mike Phillips, Congressman Eliot Engel, Kaya Henderson, and Deajah Stevens.

Westchester, NY—This past weekend, Congressman Eliot L. Engel was awarded the “Great Knight Award” by the Mount Vernon Foundation for all of the work he’s done on behalf of the communities he represents in Congress, including Mount Vernon.

“From politics to professional sports to education and music, these warriors of change will receive the ‘Great Knight Award’ for their contributions to their craft and community,” the Foundation... read more ››

Mar 8, 2018

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel is calling on Con Edison to do right by the thousands of customers who were “literally left in the dark” for days following Winter Storm Riley.

In a letter to ConEd Chairman John McAvoy, Engel called the utility company’s response to Riley “completely inadequate” and said refunds should be given to those who have been left without power for a prolonged period of time in the wake of the storm... read more ››

Mar 5, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“Today is the day DREAMers have been dreading since President Trump unilaterally decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, more commonly known as DACA. It’s a sad day indeed.

“For months, Congress, under Republican rule, has done nothing but pay lip-service to the very real... read more ››

Mar 1, 2018

Mount Vernon, NY — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced today that the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network has been awarded a $1,544,866 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The funding will continue to support the delivery of comprehensive, affordable primary care services to members of the Mt. Vernon, Yonkers, and Greenburgh... read more ››

Feb 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over environmental policy, is pleased to announce he has received a 97 percent score on the League of Conservation Voters 2017 National Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard tracked legislators’ voting records on a number of key environmental issues during the course of the year, ranging from bills on climate change... read more ››

Feb 27, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, issued the following statement:

“I applaud all the advocates who today are making their voices heard in support of net neutrality and I join them in expressing my dismay over the FCC’s continued push to destroy a free and open internet.

“Net neutrality is the principle that all data... read more ››

Feb 23, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“The President has been quoted as saying ‘It's not going to be talk like it has been in the past’ when it comes to fixing gun violence, but his comments ring hollow. Rather than fix anything, his Administration has only worked to weaken our gun laws by making it easier for ‘fugitives from justice’ and people with mental illness to obtain guns. Literally, that... read more ››

Feb 16, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“My heart continues to break for the families and victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkville, Florida. Wednesday’s shooting was the 18th school shooting and the 30th mass shooting to take place this year. We are forty-seven days into 2018.

“In the wake of this horrific tragedy, people will try to find an explanation for... read more ››

Feb 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today voted against H.R. 620, a bill that would undermine key aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by removing incentives for businesses to comply with ADA accessibility requirements.

“For nearly 3 decades, the Americans with Disabilities Act has allowed 55 million Americans to access public spaces without fear of... read more ››

Feb 2, 2018

Bronx – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today made the following statement:

“The President’s release of the Nunes memo has unfortunately been par for the course for this Administration. Just like when he disclosed classified intelligence to a Russian ambassador while standing in the Oval Office, the President is failing to actually protect Americans. His undercutting of American... read more ››