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By voice vote this morning, the House Democratic Caucus officially elected Rep. Eliot Engel of the Bronx to serve as ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 113 Congress that begins in January.

Engel will succeed Rep. Howard Berman of California, who lost a member-versus-member race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman last more ››

With last night's victory over Republican challenger Joseph McGlaughin and Green party candidate Joseph Diaferia, Congressman Eliot Engel was elected to his 13th term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for District 16, which encompasses sections of Westchester County and the Bronx.

Redistricting took place after the 2010 census and new areas of Scarsdale, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Larchmont and Rye were more ››

Local races and results:
Unofficial results as of 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Results are not 100 percent of the total vote.

Eliot Engel, returned to his seat in Congress in a re-drawn district, said "I want to thank the people of Westchester for believing in me."

U.S. House of Representatives, District 16

Candidates # of votes Percentage of vote
Eliot Engel (D) 73,291 65
Joseph McLaughlin (R) 32,615 30 more ››

On Election Day 2012, many candidates running for office could be seen casting their ballots and for Congressman Eliot Engel, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, his ballot was cast at M.S. 141 in Riverdale, amid many supporters and neighborhood residents who were very familiar and seemed to even know him on a first named basis.

Engel is running in his 13th election for public office, having began his long political career as more ››

House District 16: Re-elect Engel

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx, has represented some configuration of his Bronx, Westchester and sometimes Rockland district since 1989. The newly numbered 16th now takes in Rye city, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, southern Greenburgh and parts south. While he has been compelled to play defense since the Republicans took back the House, his seat remains a safe one; the district, in terms of party registration, more ››

TARRYTOWN, NY -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) met with Sarah Weddington, the attorney who defended “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The two met at a Planned Parenthood event today in Tarrytown. Rep. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommitee on Health, fought against House Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood in the GOP’s Paul Ryan budget plan. More than more ››

Rep. Eliot Engel has secured a National Science Foundation grant for Lehman College. The $192,171 grant will be used by Lehman to further its theoretical research in magnetism, a highly involved program with students from high school to doctoral levels of education.

The grant will also be used so the program can become part of national symposiums.

The program will also reach out on a community level by connecting with more ››

2012 Endorsements
(As of September 14, 2012, WCLA – Choice Matters has announced the following endorsements for the 2012 election cycle.)
Endorsed Candidates Appear in CAPS .
(Please note that the following are the new districts which are the result of redistricting.)
U.S. House of Representatives
►District 16 - Westchester County: Eastchester, parts of Greenburgh, Mamaroneck, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham, more ››

From the Riverdale Press

After the International Olympic Committee denied requests to hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli Olympians who were murdered in 1972, Rep. Eliot Engel and NBC sportscaster Bob Costas each took matters into their own hands.

In 1972, eight Palestinian terrorists of the Black September group broke into the Olympic village in Munich, kidnapped and eventually killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.

Mr. Engel, who more ››

Members of New York's Jewish community lambasted the International Olympic Committee's refusal to hold a minute of silence Friday for Israeli athletes massacred at the Munich games 40 years ago. Picture: Reuters

Members of New York's Jewish community lambasted the International Olympic Committee's refusal to hold a minute of silence Friday for Israeli athletes massacred at the Munich games 40 years ago.

"There are three words I have for the International Olympic Committee," Eliot Engel, a congressman from New York state, said at a ceremony in Manhattan. "Shame on you!"

Engel was among dozens of Israeli and Jewish-American more ››