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Apr 21, 2017

Engel Marks National Day of Silence

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today marked the National Day of Silence, an annual day to bring attention to the bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at school.

On April 21st, tens of thousands of students at schools across this country and around the world... read more ››

Apr 4, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined fellow House Democrats today to mark Equal Pay Day and the reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Equal Pay Day, which falls this year on the 94th day of 2017, denotes the day when women’s earnings catch up with men’s earnings from the prior year. On average, women earn 80 cents for every dollar that men earn doing the... read more ››

Mar 30, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced the Empire State Equity Act with Congressman Paul Tonko and Congressman Thomas Suozzi. This proposal would protect all New Yorkers from dangerous Medicaid cuts, such as those included in Trumpcare.

“Last week, we were faced with an irresponsible proposal from Congressional Republicans that would have left a huge hole... read more ››

Mar 27, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in response to Attorney General Sessions promising to withhold Department of Justice funding to sanctuary cities:

“Today Attorney General Sessions took aim at New York City and hundreds of other municipalities across the country by threatening to cut off Justice Department funding to any city that... read more ››

Mar 24, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the failure by House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act, also known as “Trumpcare”:

“Today represents a remarkable example of the power of the American public to bring about real change.

“The American people overwhelmingly opposed Trumpcare, and they made it known to those who... read more ››

Mar 22, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act.

This bill would expand opportunities for training in palliative and hospice care and offer incentives to attract and retain providers. In addition, through existing programs, the bill would create a national campaign to educate patients, families and health... read more ››

Mar 22, 2017

Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Eliot L. Engel joined former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., House Democrats, physicians and patients to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Signed into law seven years ago, the ACA provided affordable health insurance to more than 20 million Americans. In addition, the landmark law prohibited annual or lifetime caps on care, outlawed insurer discrimination... read more ››

Mar 21, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement regarding the so-called “Empire State kickback” included in the manager’s amendment to the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare):

“As written, Trumpcare will be devastating for New Yorkers. This provision, though, manages to make a bad bill worse.

“The underlying bill already takes health... read more ››

Mar 21, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's decision to skip an upcoming NATO ministerial is "a grave error" that suggests he plans to reorient U.S. foreign policy towards Russia, according to a top House Democrat.

"If that's the case, it's an absolute disgrace and I'll do whatever I can to stop the United States from going down this path," New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, said late Monday. "If it's... read more ››

Mar 16, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget proposal:

“In his speech before a joint session of Congress last month, President Trump declared, among other things, that he intended to work with members from both parties to invest in women's health, protect seniors, promote clean air and clean water, make... read more ››