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Aug 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today delivered the following statement at the Committee’s hearing on the current crisis in Ukraine:

“Thank you, Chairman Royce, for calling this hearing. The situation in Ukraine is one of the most urgent issues for American foreign policy.

“Madam Assistant Secretary, and Mr. Assistant Secretary, thank you both for... read more ››

Jul 31, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after The Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014, or H.R. 3230, passed the House:

“I was appalled by allegations that nearly 40 veterans died in Phoenix while waiting for care at a VA medical center, and that staffers tried to cover up those treatment delays. We have since learned that... read more ››

Jul 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, welcomed approval by the full Committee of legislation he recently introduced to increase American support for Israel’s life-saving Iron Dome antimissile system. The Emergency Iron Dome Replenishment Act (H.R. 5235) would authorize funding for Iron Dome procurement, production, and maintenance, upon request by the Government of... read more ››

Jul 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel, the lead sponsor on a bipartisan law to create an ALS Registry, announced that the ALS Registry released its first data report and said that he believes the data will help increase scientific research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

ALS is a fatal disease that destroys a person’s ability to control muscle movement. The life expectancy for a... read more ››

Jun 25, 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, voted for the “Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act,” or the Autism CARES Act, which strengthens America’s efforts to fight autism.

Autism affects more than two million individuals and their families across our country. The rate of diagnosis has climbed... read more ››

May 22, 2014

If you’re looking for proof that Washington is broken, there’s plenty of evidence. Democrats and Republicans can’t seem to agree on anything, from taxes and healthcare, to immigration, foreign policy, and gay marriage. Yet, every so often, something happens in Congress that brings lawmakers together from both sides of the aisles and promises meaningful change in real peoples’ lives.

That’s exactly what happened this month when the... read more ››

May 21, 2014

Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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May 1, 2014
Congressman Engel lays a wreath from Yonkers’ Ukrainian community at Maidan Square in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Elliot Engel's office)

Last week, Rep. Eliot Engel brought a wreath from the Ukrainian community in Yonkers and laid it in the epicenter of this year’s anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

It was part of a three-country, nine-day tour in which the ranking Democrat on the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, joined for part of the trip by the panel’s Republican chairman, sought to show U.S. support for a range of... read more ››

Apr 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a second time this week, to leave the money set aside for victims of Superstorm Sandy in place.

“Superstorm Sandy paralyzed parts of my Congressional district. Those funds are sorely needed to rebuild and revitalize their communities. HUD should keep its hands to itself, and off the Sandy relief funding. We cannot pit... read more ››

Apr 22, 2014

US Vice President Joe Biden and a Congressional delegation are visiting Ukraine. Newshour's Razia Iqbal spoke to Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress, on the line from the east of Ukraine. What's the purpose of the visit?

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