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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 ››

Mar 24, 2016

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, ranking Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was joined by more than a dozen Democratic and Republican colleagues from the New York House delegation on Wednesday to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The bipartisan group of lawmakers called the trade pact “misguided” and sent a letter to Obama administration... read more ››

Mar 23, 2016

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Zubik v. Burwell:

“The ability to decide whether and when to have children has a direct impact on women’s health, equality and economic security. By guaranteeing near-universal access to birth control, the passage of... read more ››

Mar 23, 2016

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, today marked the sixth anniversary the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by calling on House Republicans to stop their political posturing and bring a close to their endless repeal votes on the law.

"In the six years since we passed the ACA, nearly 20 million more Americans have gained access to lifesaving health... read more ››

Mar 11, 2016

Westchester, NY – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s announcement that Iran is responsible for a cyber-attack on the Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye, New York:

“Yesterday’s report confirming that Iran successfully executed a cyberattack on a dam in Rye comes as no surprise. This attack is further proof that Iran cannot... read more ››

Mar 8, 2016

As we mark International Women's Day, I'm reminded of the way American foreign policy affects women and girls around the world. The United States has placed a high priority on advancing women's health and the rights of women and girls around the world, and we should always be seeking more ways to include these issues in our global agenda.

There are a few areas where we can act right now: ensuring women's reproductive health needs are... read more ››

Mar 8, 2016

Bronx, NY – Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not pursue federal civil rights charges against NYPD Officer Richard Haste in the 2012 shooting death of Ramarley Graham, a teenager from the Wakefield section of the Bronx:

"We see these tragedies too often. I first met Constance Malcolm, Ramarley's mother, when I spoke at his funeral, and I know she... read more ››

Mar 3, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) introduced the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bill aimed at measuring and evaluating Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program’s (CHIP) performances in caring for our mothers and babies. The bill would also facilitate the development of the best practices and benchmarks needed to make such assessments.

Despite the critical... read more ››

Feb 2, 2016
Eliot Engel said Trump's advisers have 'no foreign policy backrground'. Credit: AP

A ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs has issued a strongly-worded statement criticising President Donald Trump's diplomacy with world leaders.

Congressman Eliot Engel said that reports of the President's call with world leaders, particularly allies, were "worrying".

"World leaders - particularly in allied countries - aren't the President's staff or contestants on his TV show and he shouldn't treat them... read more ››