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Mar 13, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY 16) urged support for President Obama’s initiative to make early education a nationwide priority, calling the early years of a child’s life critical for building a strong foundation for a child’s development. Rep. Engel, a former teacher, is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“In his State of the Union address, President Obama said that children who benefit from early education... read more ››

Mar 13, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, met today with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to discuss several issues affecting American interests worldwide – including Israel and The Middle East, Iran, Mali, North Korea, the Balkans, among other places of concern.read more ››

Mar 13, 2013

Feb 24, 2013 11:34 AM

Speaking this morning on “This Week,” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, called the automatic spending cuts — also known as the “sequester” — that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1 a “stupid thing.”

“I think the sequester was a stupid thing. I voted against it when it first time came up. Congress keeps kicking the can down the road. It’s really a ridiculous thing to do. The fact is that we need to do things... read more ››

Jan 27, 2013

REP. ELIOT ENGEL (D-New York): "Clearly mistakes were made, but let's be absolutely clear: Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks or Ronald Reagan was responsible for the attacks on our Marine barracks in Beirut, which killed over 200 Marines. And frankly whether it was called a terrorist attack or not in the immediate aftermath as far as I'm concerned is... read more ››

Jan 27, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) voted to provide over $50 billion in emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The passage of the assistance package occurred 78 days after the storm devastated New York, New Jersey and the Northeast. In contrast, a similar package of aid for Hurricane Katrina was approved by Congress 10 days after that storm flooded New Orleans, and badly damaged the Gulf Coast in 2005. The bill now goes to the Senate... read more ››

Dec 7, 2012

By voice vote this morning, the House Democratic Caucus officially elected Rep. Eliot Engel of the Bronx to serve as ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 113 Congress that begins in January.

Engel will succeed Rep. Howard Berman of California, who lost a member-versus-member race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman last month.read more ››

Nov 11, 2012

With last night's victory over Republican challenger Joseph McGlaughin and Green party candidate Joseph Diaferia, Congressman Eliot Engel was elected to his 13th term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for District 16, which encompasses sections of Westchester County and the Bronx.

Redistricting took place after the 2010 census and new areas of Scarsdale, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Larchmont and Rye were added... read more ››

Nov 11, 2012

Local races and results:
Unofficial results as of 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Results are not 100 percent of the total vote.

Eliot Engel, returned to his seat in Congress in a re-drawn district, said "I want to thank the people of Westchester for believing in me."

U.S. House of Representatives, District 16

Candidates # of votes Percentage of vote
Eliot Engel (D) 73,291 65
Joseph McLaughlin (R) 32,615 30
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Nov 6, 2012

On Election Day 2012, many candidates running for office could be seen casting their ballots and for Congressman Eliot Engel, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, his ballot was cast at M.S. 141 in Riverdale, amid many supporters and neighborhood residents who were very familiar and seemed to even know him on a first named basis.

Engel is running in his 13th election for public office, having began his long political career as a... read more ››

Oct 29, 2012

House District 16: Re-elect Engel

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx, has represented some configuration of his Bronx, Westchester and sometimes Rockland district since 1989. The newly numbered 16th now takes in Rye city, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, southern Greenburgh and parts south. While he has been compelled to play defense since the Republicans took back the House, his seat remains a safe one; the district, in terms of party registration,... read more ››