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Aug 13, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement in conjunction with a vigil in the northwest Bronx condemning the white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, VA:

“The white supremacists and nationalists who lined the streets of Charlottesville inciting violence the past few days are domestic terrorists. Calling them anything other than that is not just an affront to our values; it's dangerous. These men and women... read more ››

Jul 31, 2017

Washington D.C. —Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, cosigned a letter with close to 90 House Democrats calling on Speaker Ryan to take up key reforms to help improve the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual markets and expand options for consumers.

The four reforms, devised by Democrats, include reauthorizing and making permanent federal reinsurance programs; ensuring funding for the... read more ››

Jul 28, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement on the Senate’s failure to pass the Health Care Freedom Act, the fourth formal iteration of “Trumpcare”:

“Trumpcare's failure is not a ‘win’ for Democrats. It is a signal to the millions of Americans who owe their health to the protections and coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that our... read more ››

Jul 26, 2017

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

“Today the President has taken steps to weaken the strongest military force in the world by banning transgender individuals from any form of military service. This decision is disgraceful, discriminatory, and severely insulting to all current and future transgender service members who want nothing more than to serve the country they love. The language the... read more ››

Jul 18, 2017

“The President and Congressional Republicans have revealed, once again, that the emperor has no clothes. After seven years of demonizing Democrats and sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, they've shown that the ‘better way’ they've long promised didn't exist.

“It is thanks to the sustained commitment and activism of the American people, who refused to remain silent in the face of a rushed and unworkable plan, that ‘Trumpcare’ has once... read more ››

Jul 17, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel joined Congress Members Sanford, Nadler, Zeldin, and King in introducing H.R. 3238, the Disaster Assistance Equity Act, a bipartisan bill which would make common interest communities, including co-ops and condominiums, eligible for the same FEMA assistance available to other homeowners.

This bill would make two changes to the Stafford Act:

• Make homeowners associations eligible for the... read more ››

Jul 12, 2017

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today introduced a House version of the Russia-Iran sanctions bill (H.R. 3203) that passed 98-2 in the Senate last month. Identical to the original Senate-passed bill, this legislation resolves procedural concerns that have delayed House action on the tough sanctions... read more ››

Jul 6, 2017

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding President Trump’s comment that “nobody really knows” which countries were involved in the interference in last year’s election:

“President Trump has had opportunity after opportunity to take a tough stand on Russia's interference in our election, but at each turn he repeats the false idea that... read more ››

Jun 28, 2017

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

"Today's announcement by the Coast Guard is a win for our community and every community that is fortunate enough to border the beautiful Hudson River. This decision was made because elected officials, advocates, community leaders, and thousands of citizens spoke out and made their collective voices... read more ››

Jun 26, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

“I'm deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court allowed part of the President's discriminatory and mean-spirited Muslim ban to go into effect. It apparently doesn't matter to this White House—or to the Court for that matter—that this six-month-old Executive Order was only supposed to last three months,... read more ››