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Washington D.C.- Following the announcement that there will be no increase in Social Security benefits in 2016, Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is once again renewing his push to ensure every American senior is guaranteed a reasonable cost of living increase annually.

For the third time in the last seven years, Social Security recipients will not receive an increase in benefits,...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the September jobs report provided yet more evidence that Congress should spend its time promoting jobs bills and wage increases as opposed to Planned Parenthood witch hunts.

September marked the 67th consecutive month of private sector job growth, with the U.S. economy adding 142,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate remained...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, stated his strong opposition to efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

On September 30, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to approve budget reconciliation recommendations that would bar Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood and abolish the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the Affordable Care...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, was honored by the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne at the organization’s 15th annual Dining Away Duchenne event in Washington for his work in passing the 2014 MD CARE Act. Engel coauthored the bipartisan bill, which reauthorized the original MD CARE Act, with Congressman Michael Burgess (TX-26) and worked diligently to shepherd...read more ››

I agree wholeheartedly with The Riverdale Press editorial on Sept. 3 (“Gun control now”): we need common-sense gun regulations now. In it, you say that we have no excuse for inaction on gun violence following the most recent horrifying shooting on Aug. 26 in Virginia. I would take it a step further and say we have had no excuse for decades.

In July of 1984, James Huberty shot and killed 22 people, including himself, at a McDonald’s in...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, lauded the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for reducing the number of Americans living without health insurance to record lows.

According to statistics released by the Census Bureau on September 16th, nearly 9 million people have gained health insurance coverage since 2013, bringing the percentage of Americans who are without...read more ››

VALHALLA, N.Y. --– New York Medical College recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, a Democrat who represents parts of southern Westchester and the Bronx, for a tour of campus led by college President Alan Kadish. “

Kadish said Engel'’s visit demonstrates that the college continues to be on the frontier of significant advances in research and the changing landscape of health care in this country.”

"“It is an honor to host...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding recent Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood:

The most recent Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood are merely the latest in a long and drawn-out vendetta the GOP has with a women’s health organization that provides nearly 900,000 breast exams and pap smears each year, along...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was pleased to see continued progress in job creation during the month of July, but stressed more needs to be done to improve stagnant wages.

The U.S. economy added 215,000 new jobs in July, with the unemployment remaining steady at 5.3 percent, its lowest level in seven years. The report marked the 65th consecutive month of private...read more ››

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

“Over the last two years, I’ve supported our negotiating team in the P5+1, seeking to give them time and space to achieve a diplomatic breakthrough and foreclose Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon. I’m grateful for the tireless efforts by...read more ››

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