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Jul 2, 2016

Bronx, NY — Representative Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) today made the following statement on the passing of Holocaust Survivor, author, activist, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel:

“A light has gone out of the world today. For generations, Elie Wiesel was a model of courage and resilience, peace and forgiveness, and the fierce conviction that indifference to suffering should never again allow evil to prevail. It was an evil Elie knew...read more ››

Jun 28, 2016

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the release of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report:

“That the Benghazi Committee's report found nothing new of consequence is perhaps the least surprising development I've seen in my three decades as a public servant. After two years and millions of taxpayer dollars wasted, the...read more ››

Jun 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to overturn one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws:

“This morning, the nation’s highest court affirmed in a 5-3 decision that each one of us deserves respect and dignity when making personal health care decisions – a monumental...read more ››

Jun 22, 2016
Congressman Engel Speaking at Sit-In

Below please find a link to video of Congressman Eliot L. Engel speaking on the House floor during the Democratic sit-in on June 22, 2016. In the wake of the Orlando shooting, House Democrats are protesting the lack of gun safety related legislation being voted on by the House of Representatives.

Link to the video of Congressman Engel’s remarks can be found at: ...read more ››

Jun 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has allocated $224,714,082 in federal funds to schools in Bronx County as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Title I allocations.

Part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Title I program provides financial assistance to school districts so that they can afford...read more ››

Jun 17, 2016

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has cosponsored a House Resolution recognizing June 19, 2016 as this year’s observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.

On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and announced the freedom of the last American slaves; belatedly freeing 250,000 slaves in Texas nearly two and a half...read more ››

Jun 14, 2016

Washington D.C.- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and House colleagues last week passed a bill aimed at helping Puerto Rico resolve its debt crisis. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) will allow the island to restructure its $70 billion debt, though other provisions in the bill have raised concern among lawmakers who feel it will hurt Puerto Rican...read more ››

Jun 13, 2016

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 ››

Jun 13, 2016
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 ››

Jun 13, 2016

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 ››

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