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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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Feb 24, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, scored a 97 percent on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2016 legislative scorecard. The scorecard tracked important votes pertaining to the environment and conservation in both the House and Senate. The average score for a Member of the House was 43 percent.

“I am honored to once again score among the highest levels in Congress on... read more ››

Feb 23, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and member of the House LGBT Caucus, issued the following statement on the Administration’s move to withdraw guidelines for transgender students in schools:

“The Administration has turned its back on the LGBT community by withdrawing Obama era guidelines that support transgender students. Discrimination under the guise of ‘states’... read more ››

Feb 22, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, released the following statement regarding a federal judge's ruling for Planned Parenthood:

"Over the past two years, Planned Parenthood has faced an onslaught of deceitful accusations, political attacks and, heartbreakingly, even outright violence. I was pleased to learn of Judge Sam Sparks' ruling, and I hope it puts an end to the senseless assaults... read more ››

Feb 22, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“I am profoundly disappointed with the Trump Administration’s plan to ramp up a mass deportation program. According to a DHS memo, this plan includes thousands of new federal agents for his ‘deportation force,’ new construction of detention centers for suspected immigrants, and an expansion of the so-... read more ››

Feb 17, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator:

“I am deeply troubled by Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to lead the agency tasked with protecting the American people from significant risks to human health and the environment. Time and again, Mr. Pruitt has sued the federal government to undo... read more ››

Feb 17, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and officials from 34 cities and municipalities across the United States, have filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of the plaintiff in Darweesh v. Trump. Mr. Darweesh is an Iraqi national who worked for the U.S. military. He had a valid visa to enter the country, but he is currently... read more ››

Feb 13, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel has renewed his push to save seniors from poverty by reintroducing a bill that would guarantee every senior a reasonable Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) annually.

Last year, the Social Security Administration announced 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. Engel’s bill, the... read more ››

Feb 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on joining the House LGBT Caucus:

“More than 20 years ago, I was one of the very few House Members who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA made same-sex couples and LGBT Americans invisible to their government. Thankfully, the Supreme Court eventually struck it down, but I voted against it in 1996 because it was the right thing to do. I... read more ››