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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 ››

Dec 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on House Republicans voting to pass the GOP tax reform plan:

“There’s no other way to say it: New York is getting screwed by the tax scam Congressional Republicans passed today. This bill will be painful for middle-class taxpayers, who will see their taxes increase, while permanent tax cuts go to the very... read more ››

Dec 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality vote:

“I am terribly disappointed by today’s outrageous FCC vote to overturn net neutrality protections. This stunning example of regulatory overreach is bad for consumers and will have a chilling impact on American innovation. As such, Congress... read more ››

Dec 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – As Congressional Republicans continue to stonewall any movement on reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers and other important public health programs, Congressman Eliot L. Engel is cosponsoring a bill (H.R. 4541) that reauthorizes all of these programs – without stripping funds from other health care priorities.

Funding for CHIP, known in New York as “Child Health Plus... read more ››

Dec 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, today spoke out and voted against H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill House Republicans pushed through that would force states like New York, with strong gun laws, to honor permits from states with weak or non-existent concealed carry laws. The bill would allow anyone with a permit from any state to carry a concealed, loaded... read more ››