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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 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 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 ››

Sep 5, 2014
Rep. Eliot Engel lauded CVS for stopping the sale of tobacco products earlier than expected.  Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-N.Y.) a member of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded CVS Health for ending tobacco product sales at its 7,700 stores nationwide earlier than expected.

The drugstore chain, which changed its name Thursday from CVS to CVS Health, said earlier this year it would stop the sale of tobacco products in October. Thursday, the store said the... read more ››

Aug 20, 2014

Bronx/Westchester- The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), an umbrella federation representing 56 unions and over 12.5 million working men and women today announced that it has endorsed Congressman Eliot Engel in his bid for reelection in New York’s 16th Congressional District. According to the organization’s website, Engel received a 95% score in voting with the AFL-CIO endorsed position on issues... read more ››

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 ››