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Nov 30, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has cosponsored H.R. 6340, the “Presidential Accountability Act,” which would extend conflict of interest provisions to the President and Vice President of the United States.

Federal conflict of interest law prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in government business in which they stand to gain profit. To avoid these...read more ››

Oct 19, 2016

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 would increase just 0.3 percent in 2017, a bump of about $5 per month for the average senior citizen:

“This year’s disgraceful cost-of-living increase would be laughable if it wasn’t so upsetting to see how our seniors are being...read more ››

Oct 16, 2016

NEW YORK, NY -- President Barack Obama has signed into law H.R. 2494, The Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016, for which Congressman Eliot Engel was the lead Democratic sponsor. The law, which passed the House and Senate in late September with bipartisan support, will strengthen wildlife trafficking laws and bolster traffic enforcement efforts to further protect endangered species that have been targeted...read more ››

Sep 29, 2016

Washington D.C.—Representative Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a perfect 100% score from the National Parks Action Fund for his pro-National Parks voting record during the 114th Congress. The scored votes included a variety of issues affecting parks, including clean air, clean water, wildlife protections, funding levels, and considerations vital to preserving new places going forward....read more ››

Sep 27, 2016

A New York congressman has written to President Obama, asking him to intervene in a pipeline project under construction in the Hudson Valley and require an independent risk assessment. Meanwhile, a coalition of groups has asked a federal court to stop the pipeline’s construction.

Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel penned a letter to President Obama to bring to his attention concern over Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market, or...read more ››

Sep 27, 2016

Westchester, NY—Representative Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center has been awarded a $196,467 federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to improve health information technology (IT) These improvements will help the Center better communicate with patients and transition to a value-based care model.

“When...read more ››

Sep 20, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, the lead House sponsor of the Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act (H.R. 605), received the National Home Infusion Association’s Congressional Leadership Award yesterday in recognition of his work to support patients who rely on infusion therapy.

Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), who co-leads H.R. 605, also received a Congressional Leadership Award.

“I am honored to receive the National...read more ››

Sep 19, 2016

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the College of New Rochelle has been awarded a $540,910 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the English Language Acquisition: National Professional Development Program.

The funding will allow the College of New Rochelle to implement professional development activities intended to improve...read more ››

Sep 9, 2016

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11:

“Fifteen years ago, our nation suffered an unspeakable tragedy. The attacks on September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 Americans. The sights, sounds, and horror of that morning remain just as vivid in our minds today as they were then – especially for the first responders who...read more ››

Sep 8, 2016

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded federal grant money to Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WestCOP) under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families get and keep their own homes. The total allocation of $1,935,797 to WestCOP, which operates...read more ››

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