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Mar 19, 2018

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Diabetes Caucus and a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, last week welcomed NY-16 advocates representing JDRF, an organization that supports type 1 diabetes research.

During the meeting, advocates discussed the importance of robust funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and support for the Special Diabetes Program... read more ››

Mar 15, 2018

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, yesterday voted in favor of passing H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, a bill that would provide schools and local law enforcement with resources to identify warning signs and prevent people from hurting themselves and others. The bill passed the House with overwhelming support, but does not effectively address many of the core issues facing our... read more ››

Mar 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, was proud to join constituent Caroline Kirby at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to participate in National Walkout Day, a day when students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence. Kirby, who attends Bronxville High School in New York’s 16th Congressional District, was one of thousands of students across the country who... read more ››

Mar 13, 2018

Westchester, NY–Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources has awarded a $109,704 federal grant to St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. The funding is for the hospital’s Ryan White Part C Outpatient Early Intervention Services Program, which provides HIV care and treatment services to the Yonkers community.

“I am pleased... read more ››

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 ››