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Dec 1, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement:

“Today, House Republicans voted to bankroll a politically-motived attack on women’s health care and vital medical research. H. Res. 933, which I voted against, funds the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel, created by House Republicans last year in... read more ››

Nov 30, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released the following statement on this evening’s vote on the 21st Century Cures Act:

“Tonight’s vote on the 21st Century Cures Act was a difficult one. This bill contains many provisions worth commending, as well as several that I wish had been omitted. Ultimately, I felt that the merits of this bill... read more ››

Nov 30, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has cosponsored H.R. 6340, the “Presidential Accountability Act,” which would extend conflict of interest provisions to the President and Vice President of the United States.

Federal conflict of interest law prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in government business in which they stand to gain profit. To avoid these... read more ››

Oct 19, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus received a 100+ score on the preview version of the Humane Society’s 2016 Scorecard. Engel received the 100+ score for his perfect voting record in support of animal protections, from ending the trade of slaughtered horses to increasing funding for enforcement of the Animal... read more ››

Oct 19, 2016

Congressman Eliot L. Engel, lead sponsor of the Guaranteed 3% COLA for Seniors Act, released the following statement on the Social Security Administration’s announcement 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:

“This year’s disgraceful cost-of-living increase would be laughable if it wasn’t so upsetting to see how our seniors are being... read more ››

Oct 16, 2016
President Obama signs Engel Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Legislation into Law

NEW YORK, NY -- President Barack Obama has signed into law H.R. 2494, The Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016, for which Congressman Eliot Engel was the lead Democratic sponsor. The law, which passed the House and Senate in late September with bipartisan support, will strengthen wildlife trafficking laws and bolster traffic enforcement efforts to further protect endangered species that have been targeted... read more ››

Sep 29, 2016

Washington D.C.—Representative Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a perfect 100% score from the National Parks Action Fund for his pro-National Parks voting record during the 114th Congress. The scored votes included a variety of issues affecting parks, including clean air, clean water, wildlife protections, funding levels, and considerations vital to preserving new places going forward.... read more ››

Sep 27, 2016

Westchester, NY—Representative Eliot L. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center has been awarded a $196,467 federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to improve health information technology (IT) These improvements will help the Center better communicate with patients and transition to a value-based care model.

“When... read more ››

Sep 26, 2016
Proposed AIM Expansion

A New York congressman has written to President Obama, asking him to intervene in a pipeline project under construction in the Hudson Valley and require an independent risk assessment. Meanwhile, a coalition of groups has asked a federal court to stop the pipeline’s construction.

Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel penned a letter to President Obama to bring to his attention concern over Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market, or... read more ››

Sep 20, 2016

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, the lead House sponsor of the Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act (H.R. 605), received the National Home Infusion Association’s Congressional Leadership Award yesterday in recognition of his work to support patients who rely on infusion therapy.

Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), who co-leads H.R. 605, also received a Congressional Leadership Award.

“I am honored to receive the National... read more ››