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Nov 21, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on reports that the Federal Communications Commission plans to reverse all rules pertaining to net neutrality:

“For months we suspected the FCC, under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, would make some type of move to weaken net neutrality. Today’s reporting not only confirms those suspicions, but... read more ››

Nov 20, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, today marked Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to reflect on those lost to violence and bigotry, with the following statement:

“Too often, transgender individuals face discrimination and violence, simply because of their identity. Reflecting on their struggle, and remembering the lives of those who have been killed due to bigotry and hatred,... read more ››

Nov 16, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 1, the Republican overhaul of the tax code:

“This morning, I took to the House floor to once again raise my strong objection to the disastrous tax reform package the GOP has been pushing. In my remarks, I mentioned how someone near and dear to me once said the Republican Party is the party of rich men and women, and the Democratic... read more ››

Nov 13, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, took to the House to condemn House Republicans’ plan to overhaul the tax code by providing large tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations while eliminating critical deductions for New Yorkers like state and local income tax, mortgages, and charitable donations, among others.

“It’s a classic bait and switch,”... read more ››

Nov 3, 2017

Engel Slams GOP For Politicizing CHIP, Children’s Health Care, & Community Health Centers

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, slammed House Republicans on Friday for politicizing the reauthorization of community health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a historically bipartisan program that provides health insurance to 8.9 million American... read more ››

Nov 1, 2017

New York— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, marked the start of the health insurance open enrollment period by encouraging New Yorkers to explore their insurance options and sign up for coverage.

November 1st marks the start of New York’s health insurance open enrollment period. From now until January 31, 2018, you can purchase a plan or renew your coverage through New York State of... read more ››

Oct 30, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issuing a preliminary injunction to block President Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the military:

“The President’s announcement banning transgender American’s from serving in the military was a hateful and... read more ››

Oct 30, 2017
: Congressman Engel (center) was joined at the FURI 15th Anniversary Gala by (from left) fellow honoree Inspector Ruel Stephenson of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx; Greer Ellis, daughter of honoree Eddie Ellis; FURI founder Carmeta Albarus; Arlene Bennett, Deputy Consul General; honoree Constance Malcolm, Mother of Ramarley Graham; honoree Dr. Baz Dreisinger; and FURI members Marlene Clarke and Sephron Mair of the planning committee.

NEW YORK— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and author of the U.S.-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (P.L. 114-291) which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2016, accepted the Family Unification and Resettlement Initiative (FURI) Pinnacle Award on October 28th. FURI is a non-profit organization which helps deported Caribbean nationals improve their own lives and... read more ››

Oct 26, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s declaration of a public health emergency regarding the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic:

“Today’s declaration is a step forward, but a delayed one that lacks real teeth. Though it is progress, we still cannot let the Administration and Congressional Republicans continue to promote... read more ››

Oct 16, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, lead sponsor of the Guaranteed 3% COLA for Seniors Act, released the following statement on the Social Security Administration’s announcement that seniors’ Social Security benefits will increase 2 percent in 2018, a bump of about $25 per month for the average senior citizen:

“While next year’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be an improvement over previous years’, it is still... read more ››