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Rep. Engel: Planned Parenthood Attack the Work of Domestic Terrorist

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the recent attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs:

“This latest incident of horrific gun violence at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs only reemphasizes that the threat of terrorism wears...read more ››

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced he is cosponsoring H.R. 4069, the No Guns for Terrorists Act, which would restrict the sale of firearms to people who are on the federal Terror Watch List.

Although the risk associated with suspected terrorists obtaining firearms is obvious, today it is still perfectly legal for a person on the federal Terror Watch List...read more ››

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, was awarded a perfect 100% on the National Food Policy Scorecard: 2015 Progress Report, which tracks Congressional support for healthy and sustainable food policies on Tuesday.

The scorecard highlighted Congressman Engel’s co-sponsorship of important bills shaping food policy so far this Congress. Two of the bills, the...read more ››

Bronx, NY – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, saluted ailing New York City Police Officer Owen Ortiz and repeated his call for Congress to permanently reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act on Thursday.

Officer Ortiz, a survivor of stage-four cancer and a 9/11 first responder, retired from the 49th Precinct Thursday due to health problems related to...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the strong October jobs report further proved that the economy has rebounded strong, although more must be done to improve wage growth.

October marked the 68th consecutive month of private sector job growth, with the U.S. economy adding an impressive 271,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent, and average...read more ››

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today called the latest Republican proposal to extend the Zadroga Act for five years “insufficient,” and called for a permanent reauthorization of the Act with full and comprehensive funding.

"The time for half measures and stop gaps is long over; Congress needs to permanently reauthorize the Zadroga Act right now,"...read more ››

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $1,458,915.96 in federal funds for Superstorm Sandy repairs at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. The funding was awarded to Westchester County and will be used for general repairs on the Island, which was devastated by the effects of Sandy exactly three years...read more ››

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, voted on Tuesday to renew the Export-Import Bank and ensure New York exporters have the support they need to compete globally.

“As a New Yorker, I’m pleased that Congress has voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Ex-Im Bank, which supported $27.5 billion in U.S. exports last year alone, has recently been the victim of...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is renewing calls for sensible gun legislation to help curtail rampant gun violence in America.

“Once a week, a gunman attacks an American school. Every day, somebody carries out a mass shooting somewhere in the United States, according to Mass Shooting Tracker. These stories don’t always make the news, but they happen every day and...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) announced today grants worth more than $8 million will benefit patients living with HIV/AIDS in New York’s 16th District, thanks to funding awarded to Bronx and Yonkers healthcare providers through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

The grants are awarded to local governments and community organizations in order to provide HIV health care,...read more ››

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