Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted in support of H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015. The four-year, bipartisan bill approves $7.2 billion for passenger rail. Nearly $2 billion will fund improvements to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which serves the New York City area and runs between Boston and Washington, DC. The bill additionally commits $... read more ››
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, (NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following regarding passage of a clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill:
“I am pleased the House Republican leadership finally came to their senses and allowed us to vote for a clean DHS funding bill for the remainder of the fiscal year,” Congressman Engel said. “Putting our security at risk in... read more ››
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a 91% on the League of Conservation Voters 2014 National Environmental Scorecard. The score was based on 35 votes taken in the second session of the 113th Congress. The Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the most important environmental legislation considered, and the corresponding voting records of House... read more ››
Bronx, N.Y. – Representatives from the American Jewish World Services (AJWS) delivered over 80 Valentines made by constituents to the Bronx district office of Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) to thank him for his continuing support of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). IVAWA, which would ensure that addressing violence against women is part of American foreign policy, is to be reintroduced in the 114th Congress on... read more ››
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In recent days, I have become increasingly concerned by a series of troubling developments in Venezuela.
From the continued imprisonment and human rights violations committed against political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez to the detention of Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma to the absurd allegations of coup plotting aimed at the United States, it is clearer than ever that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro... read more ››
Program will make National Parks like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty free for eligible students and families
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded President Obama’s newly unveiled “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, which will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission to National Parks—including the Statue of Liberty and... read more ››
Today, the people of Kosova celebrate seven years of independence. Given the struggle and sacrifices that have made such an anniversary possible, this is cause for celebration, but also for reflection in Prishtina, in Brussels, and in Washington. Europe's newest country continues to make substantial progress towards consolidating its democracy and securing its position in the Euro-Atlantic community, but plenty of hard work remains.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, questioned Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz on President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal, at the “Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Energy Budget” hearing. Congressman Engel’s line of questioning hit on an array of topics, from Hurricane Sandy and Indian Point to advanced vehicles.
“I thank Secretary Moniz for joining us at... read more ››
Washington, DC – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has cosponsored H.R. 676, The Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, which would create a new, single-payer public health insurance option. Also known as “Medicare for All,” this legislation would replace private insurance, transitioning the American health care system to a publicly-funded, yet privately-... read more ››
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on Republican refusal to vote for a clean Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill:
“Yesterday, Democrats introduced legislation that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, without a poison pill, that would defund the President’s immigration policies. The Republicans are injecting... read more ››