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Oct 23, 2012

TARRYTOWN, NY -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) met with Sarah Weddington, the attorney who defended “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The two met at a Planned Parenthood event today in Tarrytown. Rep. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommitee on Health, fought against House Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood in the GOP’s Paul Ryan budget plan. More than 90... read more ››

Oct 12, 2012

Rep. Eliot Engel has secured a National Science Foundation grant for Lehman College. The $192,171 grant will be used by Lehman to further its theoretical research in magnetism, a highly involved program with students from high school to doctoral levels of education.

The grant will also be used so the program can become part of national symposiums.

The program will also reach out on a community level by connecting with local... read more ››

Oct 12, 2012

2012 Endorsements
(As of September 14, 2012, WCLA – Choice Matters has announced the following endorsements for the 2012 election cycle.)
Endorsed Candidates Appear in CAPS .
(Please note that the following are the new districts which are the result of redistricting.)
U.S. House of Representatives
►District 16 - Westchester County: Eastchester, parts of Greenburgh, Mamaroneck, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham,... read more ››

Aug 1, 2012
From the Riverdale Press

After the International Olympic Committee denied requests to hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli Olympians who were murdered in 1972, Rep. Eliot Engel and NBC sportscaster Bob Costas each took matters into their own hands.

In 1972, eight Palestinian terrorists of the Black September group broke into the Olympic village in Munich, kidnapped and eventually killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.

Mr. Engel, who backed... read more ››

Jul 28, 2012
Members of New York's Jewish community lambasted the International Olympic Committee's refusal to hold a minute of silence Friday for Israeli athletes massacred at the Munich games 40 years ago. Picture: Reuters

Members of New York's Jewish community lambasted the International Olympic Committee's refusal to hold a minute of silence Friday for Israeli athletes massacred at the Munich games 40 years ago.

"There are three words I have for the International Olympic Committee," Eliot Engel, a congressman from New York state, said at a ceremony in Manhattan. "Shame on you!"

Engel was among dozens of Israeli and Jewish-American leaders... read more ››

Jun 26, 2012
The Westchester County Board of Elections’ unofficial tally finds Eliot Engel with 92 percent of the vote over longtime Bronx-native Aniello Grimaldi

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) was a decisive winner Tuesday night in the Democratic Congressional primary in the newly formed 16th Congressional District, topping attorney Aniello Grimaldi, according to unofficial results from the board of elections.

With 412 districts out of 545 reporting results – 75 percent, the Westchester County Board of Elections’ unofficial tally finds Engel with 92 percent of the vote over... read more ››

May 1, 2012
Facebook home page. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

There may have been lots of backlash against SOPA (the Stop Online Privacy Act) a few months ago, but something tells us SNOPA, the Social Networking Online Protection Act, won’t provoke the same protest.

Introduced by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) late last week, the legislation is meant to stop a trend that has gained steam in the last few months — employers and schools asking for Facebook and social media passwords of applicants,... read more ››