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Oct 23, 2014

Engel also addressed airport screening procedures in letter to new Ebola Czar Ron Klain

Bronx, New York -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, along with Congressman Joe Crowley, Congressman Charles Rangel, and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) organized a conference call today for the New York Congressional delegation and representatives from... read more ››

Oct 20, 2014

Listen to Congressman Engel's interview with Steve Scott by clicking here.read more ››

Oct 9, 2014
(Left-Right): Gary Brown, Assistant Attorney General in Charge, Westchester Regional Office; State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins; Congressman Eliot Engel; Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; and associates from the Attorney General’s office. Photo Credit: Yonkers Tribune

YONKERS, NY – October 9, 2014 — Congressman Eliot Engel, who joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to announce an agreement with Citigroup to return $16 million to over 31,000 investors who were overcharged. The agreement is the result of an investigation by the Attorney General’s office following a complaint by a Westchester resident.read more ››

Sep 29, 2014
Congressman Eliot Engel. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Congressman Eliot Engel has backed the president’s strategy of training and arming Syrian rebels to combat the growing threat of the Islamic State, but the ranking member of the foreign affairs committee fears that the radical organization could win out in the region.

“Well, they better be. And if they’re not, then we’re in for a lot of trouble,” Mr. Engel told the Observer this morning when asked if the Middle Eastern coalition the... read more ››

Sep 22, 2014

New York-The Alliance for Retired Americans, an organization representing 4.3 million retirees, older Americans, and community activists announced that it has endorsed Congressman Eliot Engel for reelection. Engel, who represents New York’s 16th Congressional District in the House of Representatives, is seeking his 14th term in office representing parts of the North Bronx and lower Westchester County.

“The Alliance for Retired... read more ››

Sep 22, 2014

New York- New York Rep. Eliot Engel, whose 16th Congressional District covers parts of the Bronx and Westchester counties, is pleased to announce that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has endorsed his bid for reelection to Congress. As New York’s largest public service union, AFSCME represents over 420,000 members from six affiliates including CSEA, District Council 37, District Council 66, AFSCME... read more ››

Sep 18, 2014
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel met Scarsdale resident Karen Bernbach during the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit & Lobby Day. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, met Scarsdale resident Karen Bernbach during the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit & Lobby Day held on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

“Cancer research holds many promises, but until a cure is found, we must find ways to ease patient discomfort and to better manage their health,” said... read more ››

Sep 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the subcommittee on Health, announced that he is a co-sponsor of the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014.

This bill is a direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell, and would prohibit for-profit businesses that offer... read more ››

Sep 15, 2014

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) introduced The Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act to close the Medicare coverage gap for home-based infusion care.

Patients who have been prescribed infusion therapy... read more ››

Sep 11, 2014
Congressman Eliot Engel toured one of the underground tunnels created by Hamas. (Photo courtesy Congressman Engel's office)

After authoring a bill to guarantee U.S. funding of Israel’s anti-rocket defense shield, known as the Iron Dome, Riverdale’s Rep. Eliot Engel saw the fruit of America’s support of that system on a three-day trip to Israel last week.

Between meetings with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, members of parliament and other officials, Mr. Engel said he heard the gratitude of many Israelis.... read more ››