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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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Mar 7, 2014

NY1 VIDEO: Rep. Eliot Engel, who represents parts of the Bronx and Westchester, joined Inside City Hall (with Errol Louis) to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the battle over universal pre-K in New York.

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Dec 16, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel announced $1.4 million in grants to 56 heath centers across New York State from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand programs to enroll people in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act.

“Three District health centers here in the 16th Congressional District will receive $883,607 in grants,” said Rep. Engel, “including the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, which will get $608... read more ››

May 19, 2013

A year after the Federal Communications Commission declared a cellphone theft "epidemic," Rep. Eliot Engel has reintroduced a bill that would require carriers to cut off service to devices reported stolen.
The Democrat, who represents Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle in Westchester County and parts of the Bronx, resubmitted the bill in the House last week after it died in committee last year.
In April 2012, FCC chairman... read more ››

Mar 13, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY 16) urged support for President Obama’s initiative to make early education a nationwide priority, calling the early years of a child’s life critical for building a strong foundation for a child’s development. Rep. Engel, a former teacher, is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“In his State of the Union address, President Obama said that children who benefit from early education... read more ››

Mar 13, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, met today with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to discuss several issues affecting American interests worldwide – including Israel and The Middle East, Iran, Mali, North Korea, the Balkans, among other places of concern.read more ››

Mar 13, 2013

Feb 24, 2013 11:34 AM

Speaking this morning on “This Week,” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, called the automatic spending cuts — also known as the “sequester” — that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1 a “stupid thing.”

“I think the sequester was a stupid thing. I voted against it when it first time came up. Congress keeps kicking the can down the road. It’s really a ridiculous thing to do. The fact is that we need to do things... read more ››

Jan 27, 2013

REP. ELIOT ENGEL (D-New York): "Clearly mistakes were made, but let's be absolutely clear: Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks or Ronald Reagan was responsible for the attacks on our Marine barracks in Beirut, which killed over 200 Marines. And frankly whether it was called a terrorist attack or not in the immediate aftermath as far as I'm concerned is... read more ››

Jan 27, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) voted to provide over $50 billion in emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The passage of the assistance package occurred 78 days after the storm devastated New York, New Jersey and the Northeast. In contrast, a similar package of aid for Hurricane Katrina was approved by Congress 10 days after that storm flooded New Orleans, and badly damaged the Gulf Coast in 2005. The bill now goes to the Senate... read more ››