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Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Zubik v. Burwell:

“The ability to decide whether and when to have children has a direct impact on women’s health, equality and economic security. By guaranteeing near-universal access to birth control, the passage of...read more ››

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, today marked the sixth anniversary the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by calling on House Republicans to stop their political posturing and bring a close to their endless repeal votes on the law.

"In the six years since we passed the ACA, nearly 20 million more Americans have gained access to lifesaving health...read more ››

Westchester, NY – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s announcement that Iran is responsible for a cyber-attack on the Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye, New York:

“Yesterday’s report confirming that Iran successfully executed a cyberattack on a dam in Rye comes as no surprise. This attack is further proof that Iran cannot...read more ››

As we mark International Women's Day, I'm reminded of the way American foreign policy affects women and girls around the world. The United States has placed a high priority on advancing women's health and the rights of women and girls around the world, and we should always be seeking more ways to include these issues in our global agenda.

There are a few areas where we can act right now: ensuring women's reproductive health needs are...read more ››

Bronx, NY – Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not pursue federal civil rights charges against NYPD Officer Richard Haste in the 2012 shooting death of Ramarley Graham, a teenager from the Wakefield section of the Bronx:

"We see these tragedies too often. I first met Constance Malcolm, Ramarley's mother, when I spoke at his funeral, and I know she...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) introduced the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bill aimed at measuring and evaluating Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program’s (CHIP) performances in caring for our mothers and babies. The bill would also facilitate the development of the best practices and benchmarks needed to make such assessments.

Despite the critical...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, received a perfect 100% rating from the American Association of University Women Action Fund (AAUW Action Fund) for his Congressional voting record during the first session of the 114th Congress. The AAUW Action Fund scores votes critical to women and their families, paying close attention to where elected officials stand on...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a perfect 100+ score on the Humane Society of the United States’ 2015 Humane Scorecard. The annual scorecard provides ‘a snapshot of Congress in terms of animal protection issues’ that were called to the Members’ attention by the Humane Society. Engel received the 100+ score for his perfect voting record in support of animal...read more ››

Westchester, NY– Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the latest reports of increased levels of radiation in the groundwater at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant:

“This latest report of elevated levels of radioactivity in the groundwater at Indian Point has once again raised very serious concerns regarding the safety of this aging and troubled...read more ››

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is calling on online retail giant Amazon to stop the sale of cellphone cases that are made to look like guns on its online marketplace. Although Amazon itself does not sell these types of gun-shaped cases, it does allow third party retailers to list them for sale on Amazon.com and provides free 2-day shipping on those items for Amazon...read more ››

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