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Jun 26, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement on LGBT Equality Day:

“Today we celebrate LGBT Equality Day, right in the heart of Pride Month—a month when we commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots and celebrate the progress the LGBT community has made.

“The last 8 years brought about incredible progress for the LGBT community. From the repeal of Don’t Ask... read more ››

Jun 22, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has cosponsored H.R. 2978, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), legislation that would fully restore key aspects of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013.

In Shelby County v. Holder the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the landmark 1965 law, including section 5, which required... read more ››

Jun 21, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and 195 House Democratic colleagues have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against President Trump alleging a serious violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause. The lawsuit stems from multiple reports that the President is profiting from foreign officials staying at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., in... read more ››

Jun 15, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have reintroduced the Open Fuel Act, legislation that would require 50 percent of new automobiles in 2020, 80 percent in 2021, and 80 percent in each subsequent year, to operate on nonpetroleum fuels in addition to or instead of petroleum based fuels. The bill allows for the full array of existing technologies – including plug-in electric drive, fuel cell, flex... read more ››

Jun 12, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, has cosponsored the Disarm Hate Act, legislation designed to keep firearms out of the hands of people who have been convicted of hate crimes.

While convicted felons are prohibited from owning firearms under federal law, those convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes are still permitted to purchase guns. Only six states currently have laws... read more ››

Jun 8, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Financial CHOICE Act:

“The Financial CHOICE Act is yet another bill designed by the GOP to dismantle key consumer protections under the false pretense of ‘consumer choice.’ If signed into law it will undo significant portions of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, threatening to send our economy back... read more ››

Jun 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, marked National Gun Violence Awareness Day today by introducing a resolution with Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) that would compel Congress to take action in the face of gun tragedies.

H.Res.370, would require that any moment of silence held on the floor of the House of Representatives due to a tragedy involving gun violence be promptly... read more ››

May 31, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a top Member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump signaling he will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement:

“I am deeply disappointed that President Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the most comprehensive... read more ››

May 24, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s latest Trumpcare score:

“The latest readout from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms what we already knew: Trumpcare will devastate American families.

“According to this new analysis, 23 million Americans will go uninsured because of... read more ››

May 23, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s budget proposal:

“To say the cuts in the Trump Administration’s budget proposal would hurt most Americans really doesn’t describe the amount of pain people would feel if it were somehow enacted. This proposal—save for the very rich—does not discriminate in who it hurts. It... read more ››