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May 3, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House LGBT Caucus, today joined Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01) and 192 of their House colleagues in reintroducing the Equality Act, which would provide explicit, permanent protections against discrimination for LGBT people in matters of employment, housing, access to public places, federal funding, credit, education and jury service. It would also prohibit discrimination on the basis of... read more ››

May 1, 2017

A top House Democrat on Monday asked President Trump to rescind a White House invitation he extended to the president of a critical but controversial U.S. ally.

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., argued that Philipines President Rodrigo Duterte's human rights record should disqualify him from a White House visit, after Trump's team touted a "very friendly" phone call with the brash leader. That call provided "unjustifiable validation" of... read more ››

Apr 28, 2017

Just hours after North Korea's failed missile test, a ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee voiced concern over the ways in which President Donald Trump responds to such challenges from foreign adversaries.

"The President seems to go back and forth. It's kind of fly by the seat of your pants," said Rep. Eliot Engel.

Speaking live with Erin Burnett, the Democrat from New York referred to North Korea's regular... read more ››

Apr 24, 2017

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — April 24, 2017 — The Trump Administration wants to cut funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $5.8 billion, or nearly one-fifth. I believe this cut would devastate research into lifesaving cures and treatments for diseases that touch so many of our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

NIH Research Saves Lives and Empowers Communities

Every year, the NIH supports thousands of research... read more ››

Apr 21, 2017

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 will observe a vow of silence in support of... read more ››

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 ››