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Feb 7, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the impact that a Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on America’s children:

“Even though they still have no plan for the aftermath, Republicans are plowing away towards their goal to destroy the health coverage of tens of millions, and drive up costs for millions more.... read more ››

Feb 7, 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 today’s House Administration Panel vote to do away with the Election Assistance Commission:

“Even after Russian efforts to compromise our elections through cyber warfare, the House Administration Panel today moved to dismantle the agency tasked with protecting our voting machines.... read more ››

Feb 3, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has co-sponsored legislation that would block President Trump’s Executive Order to build a wall along the Mexican border. H.R. 837, the Build Bridges Not Walls Act would prohibit the implementation of the order, which would construct a costly border wall that would be both ineffective and impractical.

“This entire concept of a wall... read more ››

Jan 31, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the President’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice:

“Tonight, the President shocked no one by picking Neil Gorsuch, a Supreme Court nominee with a regressive record who could only appeal to the furthest reaches of the extreme right-wing.

“Conservative ideologues will laud this pick, as it represents everything they have come to stand... read more ››

Jan 28, 2017

Speaking on Tuesday January 24 at a briefing held in the U.S. Congress, Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, condemned the Iranian regime’s behavior in the region particularly in Syria.

“When you look at Iran’s behavior, we see that they’ve been a negative in Syria. They’ve been a negative in Lebanon. They help Hezbollah. Hezbollah is their puppet, is their wig, is their terrorist group,” Rep.... read more ››

Jan 28, 2017

New York—Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

"It's blatantly wrong for the United States of America to callously tell thousands of people who played by the rules, went through a very long process, and were ultimately approved for entry into this country that they now must turn back, just as they reach American soil. Its cruel, its heartless, and its un-American. Judge Donnelly did the right thing tonight by... read more ››

Jan 27, 2017

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel received an “A” on the National Education Association’s (NEA) legislative report card for the 114th Congress.

The report card, which can be found here, evaluates Members of Congress based on their votes on issues of importance to the NEA. In the 114th Congress, those issues included reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, preserving the Affordable Care Act and protecting... read more ››

Jan 25, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on today’s executive orders from the President:

“Today’s announcements from the White House – a $20 billion border wall, a pledge to snatch funding from cities and states that oppose the President’s agenda, and a threat to ‘unapologetically’ detain and deport undocumented people – are the first steps down... read more ››

Jan 24, 2017

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the House Pro Choice Caucus, released the following statement on H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which the House passed this afternoon:

“House Republicans have chosen once again to target women’s personal freedoms, just days after hundreds of thousands filled D.C.’s streets to defend them. The No Taxpayer... read more ››

Jan 24, 2017

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, offered an amendment to the Republican Authorization and Oversight Plan of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for the 115th Congress. The amendment would have required the Committee to consider actions needed to meet our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

“The Republican plan for the new Congress says nothing about how... read more ››