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Jan 27, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel received an “A” on the National Education Association’s (NEA) legislative report card for the 114th Congress.

The report card, which can be found here, evaluates Members of Congress based on their votes on issues of importance to the NEA. In the 114th Congress, those issues included reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, preserving the Affordable Care Act and protecting...read more ››

Jan 25, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on today’s executive orders from the President:

“Today’s announcements from the White House – a $20 billion border wall, a pledge to snatch funding from cities and states that oppose the President’s agenda, and a threat to ‘unapologetically’ detain and deport undocumented people – are the first steps down...read more ››

Jan 24, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has reintroduced his Checkpoint Safety Act, which would require the deployment of an armed law enforcement officer within 300 feet of each security checkpoint at the nation’s largest airports. The bill has bipartisan support from both Democrats and Republicans in the House, including Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), an original cosponsor of...read more ››

Jan 24, 2017

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the House Pro Choice Caucus, released the following statement on H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which the House passed this afternoon:

“House Republicans have chosen once again to target women’s personal freedoms, just days after hundreds of thousands filled D.C.’s streets to defend them. The No Taxpayer...read more ››

Jan 24, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, offered an amendment to the Republican Authorization and Oversight Plan of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for the 115th Congress. The amendment would have required the Committee to consider actions needed to meet our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

“The Republican plan for the new Congress says nothing about how...read more ››

Jan 21, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on today’s march:

“I was pleased to join in today’s Women’s March on Washington. Today's march sends a powerful message. As both chambers of Congress and the White House are now controlled by Republicans, it is more important than ever to stand up. To stand up for women's rights. To stand up for American...read more ››

Jan 13, 2017

Engel Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King Day 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day:

“This Martin Luther King Day, as we watch the Obama Administration wind down, I wanted to reflect on the progress we’ve made as a country throughout his Presidency and think about what it means for...read more ››

Jan 12, 2017

Representative Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, last week made strongly worded remarks in the House of Representatives supporting legislation objecting to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. He very clearly stated his belief that the resolution is an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace.

“The Security Council resolution is highly critical of Israel, yet asks nothing directly of...read more ››

Jan 6, 2017

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a leading Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement regarding the certification today of the results of the Electoral College's votes for President and Vice President:

"The peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of American democracy. People around the world admire America's commitment to the rule of law and our ability to stand by those...read more ››

Jan 6, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the reported deal to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021:

“As the first Member of Congress to call for the closing of Indian Point Power Plant many years ago, I am encouraged by reports that an agreement has been reached by Entergy and the State to close this dangerous nuclear...read more ››

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