May 22, 2014

If you’re looking for proof that Washington is broken, there’s plenty of evidence. Democrats and Republicans can’t seem to agree on anything, from taxes and healthcare, to immigration, foreign policy, and gay marriage. Yet, every so often, something happens in Congress that brings lawmakers together from both sides of the aisles and promises meaningful change in real peoples’ lives.

That’s exactly what happened this month when the... read more ››

May 21, 2014

Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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May 1, 2014
Congressman Engel lays a wreath from Yonkers’ Ukrainian community at Maidan Square in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Elliot Engel's office)

Last week, Rep. Eliot Engel brought a wreath from the Ukrainian community in Yonkers and laid it in the epicenter of this year’s anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

It was part of a three-country, nine-day tour in which the ranking Democrat on the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, joined for part of the trip by the panel’s Republican chairman, sought to show U.S. support for a range of... read more ››

Apr 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a second time this week, to leave the money set aside for victims of Superstorm Sandy in place.

“Superstorm Sandy paralyzed parts of my Congressional district. Those funds are sorely needed to rebuild and revitalize their communities. HUD should keep its hands to itself, and off the Sandy relief funding. We cannot pit... read more ››

Apr 22, 2014

US Vice President Joe Biden and a Congressional delegation are visiting Ukraine. Newshour's Razia Iqbal spoke to Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress, on the line from the east of Ukraine. What's the purpose of the visit?

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Apr 15, 2014
Rep. Eliot Engel met with 300 students at Eastchester Middle School on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.  Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Westchester) met with 300 students at Eastchester Middle School on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Engel spoke with the students about the history of the Capitol Building, and the legislative process. He then answered questions from the students on a variety of topics from education reform to the crisis in Ukraine, according to a press release.

“It’s always a pleasure to meet...

Apr 10, 2014
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House Democrats want President Obama to use his executive power to renew enforcement of a ban on imported military-style guns like AK-47s.

The 82 Dems said in a letter that the ban would cut drug violence in Mexico, where AK-type guns imported to the U.S. are often smuggled.

“Restoring the import ban is a no-brainer that would require no legislative action,” said Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx), who spearheaded the letter with Rep.... read more ››

Apr 9, 2014

U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has released a list of grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for non-profits and governments in his district serving the homeless.

The grants through the Continuum of Care program total more than $3 million.

“These grants will allow local government agencies and nonprofit to continue serving one of our most vulnerable populations: the homeless," Engel said in a statement. "Securing... read more ››

Apr 4, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, renewed his call for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its current plan to build a cover over the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, NY.

Representative Engel reiterated his concerns about the reservoir cover during a subcommittee hearing into the agency’s budget, and asked EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for an... read more ››

Mar 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel announced four U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants for three municipalities within Westchester County, totaling $4,681,167, to improve or develop public housing options for low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities.

The grants will be made available through HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Capital Fund Program. The breakdown is as follows:

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