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Jun 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, along with twenty-two other Democratic members of the E&C Committee, wrote to FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff to request that the agency require labeling of all opioids to reflect the same safety warnings. The letter urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require manufacturers to more clearly convey the serious... read more ››

Jun 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, delivered the following opening remarks at today’s subcommittee hearing entitled “Examining H.R. 1786, James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act”:

“Chairman Pitts and Ranking Member Green, thank you for convening this hearing. Thank you to today’s witnesses for being here, and for sharing your... read more ››

Jun 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the May jobs report showed the U.S. economy is continuing to pick up steam. The report showed strong gains, with 280,000 new jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent, making May the 63rd consecutive month of private sector job growth. Wages continued to rise modestly, by 0.3 percent.

“Strong job growth continued in May, and... read more ››

May 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, condemned House Republican leadership for voting to enact a nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, jeopardizing women’s health and obstructing their constitutional rights.

"Like a broken record, House Republicans are once again stuck on rolling back women’s constitutionally-protected rights," Congressman Engel... read more ››

May 13, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, last night spoke at the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Annual Policy Summit about the importance of American foreign policy promoting human rights, specifically for women and the LGBT community. AJWS is one of the leading Jewish human rights and development organizations in the world, and has been instrumental in working to pass the... read more ››

May 13, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Head Start program:

“Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson changed the face of education in America by signing the Head Start Act into law. As a former teacher, I saw firsthand just how invaluable the Head Start program’s health and educational services were to... read more ››

May 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called on House Republicans to protect jobs and avert the looming expiration of the federal government’s surface transportation funding authorization at the end of May. Until Congress acts to reauthorize this funding, 660,000 jobs and 6,000 projects are at risk. However, Republicans still have no plan to restore long-term certainty to... read more ››

May 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) called on the Supreme Court to recognize full marriage equality this term. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges. The court will consider whether the Constitution prohibits states from outlawing gay marriage.

“Earlier this week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether our nation will, at long last, recognize the equal rights and equal dignity... read more ››

Apr 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will introduce on Monday the Anti-Swatting Act, a bill that would enhance penalties for people who falsify their caller ID information to mislead law enforcement.

While it may sound like a prank, “swatting”—the act of deceiving law enforcement by using falsified caller ID information to incite them to respond to a nonexistent... read more ››

Apr 23, 2015

Riverdale—For Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-16-NY), last week’s unanimous passing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, was exactly the measured signal he wanted to send to Iran.

The bill, co-authored by panel chairman Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez would grant Congress up to 52 days to review any US-led deal to trade the lifting of economic sanctions for a... read more ››