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May 15, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a leading member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, has cosponsored the MYDATA Act, a bill that would protect broadband users from unfair or deceptive practices relating to privacy or data security.

The MYDATA Act would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jurisdiction over broadband providers, and would empower the FTC to promote rules that prohibit unfair and deceptive practices... read more ››

May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“I am shocked by reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats last week. This certainly raises questions about whether the President recognizes the serious implications of disclosing such sensitive information to an adversary.

“I will be meeting later... read more ››

May 11, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement regarding Senate consideration of the American Health Care Act, known as Trumpcare:

“The policies included in Trumpcare are utterly devastating. But similarly unconscionable was the process by which House Republicans pushed this bill forward – a process that, stunningly, Senate Republicans appears... read more ››

May 9, 2017

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, this evening made the following statement:

“The President’s abrupt firing of the official responsible for investigating the Trump-Russia Scandal is one of the most astounding and troubling actions I’ve seen from an American President since Watergate. I had my share of concerns over Mr. Comey’s recent actions as FBI Director, but firing... read more ››

May 4, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today voted against the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare. He released the following statement in response to the Republicans’ passage of the bill:

“Last month, when House Republicans failed to pass the first iteration of Trumpcare, I’d hoped that the embarrassment of that failure would mark a turning point. Following... read more ››

May 3, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House LGBT Caucus, today joined Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01) and 192 of their House colleagues in reintroducing the Equality Act, which would provide explicit, permanent protections against discrimination for LGBT people in matters of employment, housing, access to public places, federal funding, credit, education and jury service. It would also prohibit discrimination on the basis of... read more ››

May 1, 2017

A top House Democrat on Monday asked President Trump to rescind a White House invitation he extended to the president of a critical but controversial U.S. ally.

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., argued that Philipines President Rodrigo Duterte's human rights record should disqualify him from a White House visit, after Trump's team touted a "very friendly" phone call with the brash leader. That call provided "unjustifiable validation" of... read more ››

Apr 28, 2017

Just hours after North Korea's failed missile test, a ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee voiced concern over the ways in which President Donald Trump responds to such challenges from foreign adversaries.

"The President seems to go back and forth. It's kind of fly by the seat of your pants," said Rep. Eliot Engel.

Speaking live with Erin Burnett, the Democrat from New York referred to North Korea's regular... read more ››

Apr 24, 2017

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — April 24, 2017 — The Trump Administration wants to cut funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $5.8 billion, or nearly one-fifth. I believe this cut would devastate research into lifesaving cures and treatments for diseases that touch so many of our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

NIH Research Saves Lives and Empowers Communities

Every year, the NIH supports thousands of research... read more ››

Apr 21, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today marked the National Day of Silence, an annual day to bring attention to the bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at school.

On April 21st, tens of thousands of students at schools across this country and around the world will observe a vow of silence in support of... read more ››