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Mar 21, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement regarding the so-called “Empire State kickback” included in the manager’s amendment to the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare):

“As written, Trumpcare will be devastating for New Yorkers. This provision, though, manages to make a bad bill worse.

“The underlying bill already takes health... read more ››

Mar 21, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's decision to skip an upcoming NATO ministerial is "a grave error" that suggests he plans to reorient U.S. foreign policy towards Russia, according to a top House Democrat.

"If that's the case, it's an absolute disgrace and I'll do whatever I can to stop the United States from going down this path," New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, said late Monday. "If it's... read more ››

Mar 16, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget proposal:

“In his speech before a joint session of Congress last month, President Trump declared, among other things, that he intended to work with members from both parties to invest in women's health, protect seniors, promote clean air and clean water, make... read more ››

Mar 15, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court ruling which froze President Trump’s latest travel ban:

“In spite of the Administration’s best efforts to repackage a bad idea, yet another judge has deemed the President’s Muslim travel ban unconstitutional. This is turning into a pattern, and it’s no secret why: the policy is blatantly discriminatory and stands completely contrary to... read more ››

Mar 14, 2017

Key House lawmakers warned President Trump on Monday that he should not cut an office that monitors anti-Semitism when he proposes deep cuts to the State Department this week.
"We view U.S. leadership on combating anti-Semitism and promoting human rights as pivotal components of American diplomacy and foreign policy," Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat, wrote in a Monday letter to the president.... read more ››

Mar 13, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement regarding the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of Republicans’ bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“When the Energy and Commerce Committee considered Republicans’ health care bill last week, I said that my GOP colleagues’ behavior suggested that they have something to... read more ››

Mar 10, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on this week’s marathon Energy and Commerce Committee mark-up of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

“This week, House Republicans unveiled their long-promised bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“Congressional Republicans have spent seven years demonizing... read more ››

Mar 8, 2017

Bronx, NY—A group of local Planned Parenthood advocates rallied outside the Bronx district office of Congressman Eliot Engel on Tuesday to thank the Congressman for his continued efforts to protect and preserve women’s health and reproductive rights in Congress.

“I want to thank the individuals who came to my office yesterday sporting signs of support and encouragement—I am deeply humbled by the gesture” Congressman Engel said. “The... read more ››

Mar 3, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel and more than 150 of his Democratic colleagues sent a letter to the Republican Chairmen of the Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance asking that they use their existing authority to request President Trump’s tax returns.

“Following Russian tampering in last November’s election, the resignation of his National Security Adviser for lying about his dealings with the Russian... read more ››

Mar 2, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the introduction today of his Interagency Cybersecurity Cooperation Act. The bill requires the FCC to create an interagency committee to review cybersecurity incidents, recommend investigations, and issue regular reports on the results of these investigations including relevant findings and policy recommendations.

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