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Jan 12, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act:

“House Republicans are trying to use the Homeland Security Appropriations Act to roll back the President’s new immigration program. For the Republicans to play partisan games with the Department of Homeland Security when international terrorism is on the rise is outright dangerous.... read more ››

Dec 5, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the November employment report which shows the jobs market posted its largest gains in nearly three years.

The monthly jobs report shows that employers added 321,000 jobs to the economy in November, and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.

“There’s no doubt that the economy is continuing to pick up... read more ››

Dec 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, commemorated World AIDS Day by calling for a renewed commitment to combat HIV/AIDS.

“We have made significant strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the very thought that we are within striking distance of achieving a generation of... read more ››

Nov 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing tighter rules that would reduce smog and curb air pollution.

The new EPA regulation would lower the threshold for ozone pollution to a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from 75 ppb, set back in 2008.

“Our environmental regulations must keep pace with... read more ››

Nov 19, 2014

Congressman Engel released the following statement regarding his reelection as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs:

"I'm grateful to my colleagues for once again selecting me as the top Democrat on the

“Over the last two years, I've worked to represent the priorities of our Democratic members and caucus, while at the same time adhering to the belief that when it comes to foreign policy, politics should stop... read more ››

Nov 17, 2014

In April 2009, on one of his first trips abroad as president, Barack Obama visited Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas. At the Summit, he declared that “the energy, the dynamism, the diversity of the Caribbean people inspires us all and is such an important part of what we share in common as a hemisphere.”

I could not agree more. The countries of the Caribbean are of profound importance to the United States and... read more ››

Nov 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, (NY-16), issued a statement following reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) demanded that residents living in Belle Harbor Manor repay federal assistance, for which the agency once deemed they were eligible.

“Providing assistance then yanking it away is outrageous. FEMA needs to implement stronger procedures to prevent erroneous relief payments, and to better... read more ››

Nov 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says the October jobs report provides further evidence the economy is on the right track, but reiterated the need to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

The monthly jobs report shows that employers added 214,000 jobs to the economy in October, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent from 5.9 percent.

“The numbers... read more ››

Oct 31, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) renewed his call for Metro-North to adopt new safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after the federal agency issued a probable cause report of the deadly Metro-North train derailment in his Congressional District.

Four people died and dozens were injured after a commuter train missed a sharp curve and jumped off the track in Spuyten Duyvil on... read more ››

Oct 30, 2014

Bronx, New York – Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) issued the following statement regarding the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy:

“Superstorm Sandy swept through the East Coast two years ago, and parts of my congressional district are still recovering from the worst effects of the storm. Across the region, 117 people lost their lives and thousands more lost their homes. Our first responders displayed remarkable heroism, and entire... read more ››