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Feb 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s Metro-North train accident in Valhalla, New York:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of last night’s terrible Metro-North accident in Valhalla. I thank the courageous first responders who selflessly risked their safety to protect others. I am also... read more ››

Feb 3, 2015

Fiscal Plan Focuses on Middle-Class Families, Funding for Education

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded President Obama's proposed FY 2016 budget for its commitment to helping the middle-class and improved funding for education, all while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

The FY 2016 budget proposal focuses on helping the middle-class, by... read more ››

Feb 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the release of the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 international affairs budget:

“Around the world today, the United States faces tremendous challenges, from violent extremism to nuclear proliferation to climate change. The budget released by the President today will help keep the United... read more ››

Jan 28, 2015

YONKERS, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, traveled to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Engel is joining President Barack Obama as part of the bipartisan delegation to offer condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, on the passing of the King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz.

“I want to extend my condolences to King Salman and... read more ››

Jan 28, 2015

Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act Would Enhance Patient Care at Savings to Medicare

Washington, DC – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH-12) have reintroduced H.R. 605, The Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act, which would close the Medicare coverage gap for home-based infusion care.

Patients who have been... read more ››

Jan 28, 2015

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Congressowman Nita Lowey of Westchester and Congressman Eliot Engel of Yonkers joined with other representatives in the introduction of a bipartisan congressional resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz that took place on Jan. 27, 1945.

More than 1.1 million people lost their lives in the Auschwitz concentration camps, making it one of the... read more ››

Jan 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided $4,032,891.38 in federal funding to Westchester County for permanent repairs to Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. The grants were awarded as a result of damaged sustained to the park in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy.

“... read more ››

Jan 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today released the following statement on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp.

“Today, I add my voice in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. More than a million people were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-... read more ››

Jan 22, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015”:

“House Republicans complain about the government meddling into business matters through overregulation, yet today they show that they have no problem meddling with women’s health care. They are so callous that they choose today, the... read more ››

Jan 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision:

“The five year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision is hardly an occasion worth celebrating. Since that extraordinary display of judicial activism on the part of the Court, we have seen a flood of corporate and special interest money into the American... read more ››