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Westchester, NY- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, and member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement after receiving the first ever Congressional Defender of Women’s Rights Award from Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion—Choice Matters:

“I am honored to receive the Congressional Defender of Women’s Rights Award. I am tremendously...read more ››

Pictured (from left): Patricia Stryker, Recording Secretary for Local 237; New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer; Gregory Floyd, President, Local 237; Congressman Engel; Nancy B. True, Director, Retiree Division.

New York- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of House Energy and Commerce Committee, gave the keynote address at the Retiree Division of Teamsters Local 237 Annual Founders Day Luncheon. Engel offered greetings to the members and spoke of the need to protect workers’ rights and programs aimed at supporting retirees, including Social Security.

“It was an honor to address the Retiree Division of Teamsters Local 237, men and women...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

“Yet again, far too many Americans felt the pain of gun violence this past weekend. A terrorist maniac with an assault rifle shot more than 100 patrons at a gay night club in Orlando. Meanwhile, there were two shootings much closer to home in Mount Vernon, killing one. Of course, our hearts go out to...read more ››

BRONX—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks on American foreign policy:

"Hillary's speech today showed why she is the only candidate for President ready to do every part of the job—including Commander-in-Chief—on day one. Her experience makes her one of the most qualified candidates we've...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to Verizon’s agreement in principle with its 40,000 workers:

“I am pleased Verizon and union officials have come to an agreement that is beneficial to all sides, including the nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike for the last 44 days. The terms agreed to in principle will...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel, co-chair of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, made the following statement in recognition of Asthma Awareness Month:

“May is Asthma Awareness Month. As co-chair of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus, I’d like to call attention to asthma’s prevalence and highlight actions we can take to help those it...read more ››

Washington D.C.-Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, called on House GOP leadership to disband the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel, decrying its “series of aggressive tactics” that have put women and members of the medical community in danger.

In a letter signed by 178 House Democrats, Engel denounced the “reckless” behavior of the...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce, voted in favor of a Democratic proposal yesterday to limit the display of Confederate Flags in national cemeteries. House Democrats plus a minority of House Republicans joined to approve the measure with a vote of 265-159.

“The Confederate Flag is a symbol of hatred and bigotry that only serves as a reminder of our country’s darkest days,”...read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s shameful maneuvering by Republicans to defeat a Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Amendment to a spending bill that would have barred federal contractors from getting government work if they discriminated against the LGBT community:

“The Republican majority should be ashamed of themselves....read more ››

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, reaffirmed his commitment to improving stagnant wages for American workers following the April jobs report by calling on Congress to revisit key pieces of legislation that would help improve economic conditions for working families.

The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate remaining steady at 5 percent...read more ››

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