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Feb 23, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“The President has been quoted as saying ‘It's not going to be talk like it has been in the past’ when it comes to fixing gun violence, but his comments ring hollow. Rather than fix anything, his Administration has only worked to weaken our gun laws by making it easier for ‘fugitives from justice’ and people with mental illness to obtain guns. Literally, that... read more ››

Feb 16, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“My heart continues to break for the families and victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkville, Florida. Wednesday’s shooting was the 18th school shooting and the 30th mass shooting to take place this year. We are forty-seven days into 2018.

“In the wake of this horrific tragedy, people will try to find an explanation for... read more ››

Feb 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today voted against H.R. 620, a bill that would undermine key aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by removing incentives for businesses to comply with ADA accessibility requirements.

“For nearly 3 decades, the Americans with Disabilities Act has allowed 55 million Americans to access public spaces without fear of... read more ››

Feb 2, 2018

Bronx – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today made the following statement:

“The President’s release of the Nunes memo has unfortunately been par for the course for this Administration. Just like when he disclosed classified intelligence to a Russian ambassador while standing in the Oval Office, the President is failing to actually protect Americans. His undercutting of American... read more ››

Feb 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel and House Democrats are working to protect the integrity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump-Russia ties by sponsoring legislation designed to insulate the Special Counsel from interference and arbitrary action by the President.

H.R. 3654, the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, would limit the President’s ability to unilaterally end the Mueller... read more ››

Jan 30, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“There were points during tonight’s State of the Union speech when I sat in the House chamber wondering, ‘what reality is President Trump living in?’

“His description of how his first year went in office, and his claims about how his policies have created a roaring economy, were pure fantasy.... read more ››

Jan 26, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in June of 2017:

“This report is deeply troubling, but not surprising. Anytime the President has felt a perceived threat he has looked to ‘fire’ his way out of it. Jim Comey, Sally Yates, Preet Bharara, the list goes on. The President wrongly believes the justice system is... read more ››

Jan 22, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement:

“Throughout the past year, the GOP put their tax scam first and put children and families last. They spent all their time, energy and votes on tax breaks for corporations and the wealthiest, and put the needs of working families on the backburner.

“For months, Democrats implored the Republicans in the... read more ››

Jan 22, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, today made the following statement:

“Forty-five years ago today, the Supreme Court affirmed that women have a constitutional right to make their own decisions about their health and bodies. Though it’s been nearly half a century since Roe v. Wade, our defense of the right to choose is more important now than ever before.

“For years,... read more ››

Jan 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, has reintroduced the Armor Piercing Bullets (APB) Act, legislation which would ensure law enforcement officers don’t have to face criminals with armor piercing bullets on the streets.

The Armor Piercing Bullets (APB) Act would restrict the sale of the small caliber, .223-derived, 5.56 NATO green tip, ammunition commonly referred to as... read more ››