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May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed passage in the House of Representatives of his legislation to impose new sanctions on Syria’s Assad regime and its supporters, encourage negotiations to end the six-year old crisis, and prompt investigations into the eventual prosecution of war criminals. The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, named after the former Syrian... read more ››

May 17, 2017

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

“This latest bombshell adds to the growing evidence that President Trump will do whatever it takes—including abuse of power and what may even be obstruction of justice—to make the Russia investigation disappear. To ensure that doesn't happen, we need a special prosecutor and an independent... read more ››

May 17, 2017

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

“Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein did the right thing by appointing a special counsel to investigate the Trump-Russia Scandal, and I hope Mr. Mueller is quick to demonstrate his independence from the Trump Administration.  I look forward to him getting to work and getting long overdue answers... read more ››

May 16, 2017

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

“I’m deeply disturbed that President Trump reportedly violated the trust of our ally, Israel.  The intelligence-sharing relationship between the United States and Israel has grown tremendously in the past several years, leading to security advancements for both of our countries. 

“Russia has... read more ››

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 15, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on Teacher Appreciation Week:

“This Teacher Appreciation Week we recognize the hard work and dedication of America’s teachers. As a former teacher, I know just how crucial a role our educators play in shaping the lives of our children. Often over-worked and underappreciated, their impact extends far beyond... 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 ››