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Dec 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on House Republicans voting to pass the GOP tax reform plan:

“There’s no other way to say it: New York is getting screwed by the tax scam Congressional Republicans passed today. This bill will be painful for middle-class taxpayers, who will see their taxes increase, while permanent tax cuts go to the very... read more ››

Dec 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality vote:

“I am terribly disappointed by today’s outrageous FCC vote to overturn net neutrality protections. This stunning example of regulatory overreach is bad for consumers and will have a chilling impact on American innovation. As such, Congress... read more ››

Dec 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – As Congressional Republicans continue to stonewall any movement on reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers and other important public health programs, Congressman Eliot L. Engel is cosponsoring a bill (H.R. 4541) that reauthorizes all of these programs – without stripping funds from other health care priorities.

Funding for CHIP, known in New York as “Child Health Plus... read more ››

Dec 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, today spoke out and voted against H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill House Republicans pushed through that would force states like New York, with strong gun laws, to honor permits from states with weak or non-existent concealed carry laws. The bill would allow anyone with a permit from any state to carry a concealed, loaded... read more ››

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 ››