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Jan 6, 2017

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a leading Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement regarding the certification today of the results of the Electoral College's votes for President and Vice President:

"The peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of American democracy. People around the world admire America's commitment to the rule of law and our ability to stand by those... read more ››

Jan 6, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the reported deal to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021:

“As the first Member of Congress to call for the closing of Indian Point Power Plant many years ago, I am encouraged by reports that an agreement has been reached by Entergy and the State to close this dangerous nuclear... read more ››

Jan 6, 2017

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after the release of the Department of Labor’s report on the December Jobs market. The economy added 156,000 new jobs in December, while the unemployment rate ticked slightly higher, from 4.6% to 4.7%. Wages showed some of their strongest gains since before the recession, rising 2.9% on the year.

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Dec 26, 2016

Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“The recent nightclub shooting in Mt. Vernon which claimed one life and injured another five people is just the latest in a very long list of terrible gun related tragedies across our great country. My deepest condolences go out to the victims of this senseless act and their families. I hope those... read more ››

Dec 21, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-Chair of the Oil and National Security Caucus, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s announcement to indefinitely ban new oil and gas leasing in much of the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic:

“I applaud President Obama’s action to designate the bulk of our Arctic waters and certain areas in the... read more ››

Dec 15, 2016

Yonkers, NY — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $30,313,086, in Federal grant money, to Westchester County for permanent work repairs to the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The plant was damaged as a direct result of Superstorm Sandy. WWTP provides primary and secondary treatment of wastewater... read more ››

Dec 14, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement today on the four year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. On that day, a mass shooter took the lives of 20 six and seven year old children, along with the school’s principal and five other members of the school’s staff:

“Four years ago, when I first heard about... read more ››

Dec 14, 2016

Mount Vernon, NY — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced today that the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center has been awarded a $3,850,332 federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This funding will help the Center continue to provide primary care services to Westchester County’s most vulnerable residents, including the uninsured and the... read more ››

Dec 13, 2016

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a major legislative package aimed at promoting biomedical advances. The law contains numerous provisions authored by Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who released the following statement:

“I thank President Obama for acting swiftly to sign the 21st Century Cures Act into law. In funding... read more ››

Dec 5, 2016

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

“I am pleased the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and will instead conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement to examine the impacts of, and explore alternative routes for, the pipeline. This decision is a major victory for the... read more ››