Engel Helps Lead Charge on Resolution Condemning President’s Emoluments Violations

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WASHINGTON, DC — September 12, 2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is helping to lead the charge on a resolution condemning President Trump’s violations of the emoluments clause in the Constitution. The resolution, cosponsored by 143 House Democrats, rejects President Trump’s blatant and ongoing acceptance of foreign government payments without the consent of …

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Finally, Permanent Funding for 9/11 Heroes
By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

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WASHINGTON, DC  — September 11,  2019 — Today marks 18 years since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. The heroism we witnessed on that day and in the weeks that followed by our first-responders is something I’ll never forget. And now our nation has finally promised to never forget them. Earlier this year, I helped lead the passage of a permanent …

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By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

Engel “Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act” Included in Legislative Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC  — September 10,  2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel’s Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, H.R. 1551, was featured in an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing today. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would help address the nation’s ongoing maternal health crisis, which claimed 700 lives last year and caused an additional 50,000 women to experience maternal morbidity such as …

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Engel Announces $100,000 Federal Security Grant for Chabad of Yonkers

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NEW YORK, NY and YONKERS, NY   — September 6,  2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel announced today that Chabad of Yonkers has received a $100,000 Federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to improve safety measures at the synagogue. The funding will be used to add fencing, lighting, windows, alarms, a panic button, security cameras and a security guard. DHS …

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Engel Announces $139,895 Federal Grant for St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers

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NEW YORK, NY and YONKERS, NY   — August 31, 2019 —  Congressman Eliot L. Engel announced on Friday, August 30th that St. John’s Riverside Hospital located in the 16th Congressional District has received a federal grant of $139,895 from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide HIV/AIDS related health care services. St. John’s Riverside Hospital received a grant …

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Engel Calls for McConnell to Reconvene Senate and Vote on Gun Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC  — August 13, 2019 —  Congressman Eliot L. Engel (3rd from left) joined House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House colleagues today to demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reconvene the Senate to vote on H.R.8 legislation that would require a background check for every gun sale or transfer, with very explicit and limited exceptions. “It has been over …

eHeziEngel Calls for McConnell to Reconvene Senate and Vote on Gun Legislation

Engel Statement on Administration’s Plan to Withhold Funding for Foreign Affairs

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WASHINGTON, DC  — August 7, 2019 —  Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to freeze foreign affairs funding approved by Congress: “This Administration’s contempt for Congress is astounding. When Congress decides how much we spend on foreign assistance, it isn’t a suggestion. It’s the law, …

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Engel Calls for Greater Gun Control at Westchester Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

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WASHINGTON, DC — August 6, 2019 —  Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on last night’s vigil in Westchester for victims of gun violence: “Last evening, the Westchester community came together in a beautiful showing of solidarity for the victims of this weekend’s awful gun violence. I was proud to join them and to remind the President and Moscow …

eHeziEngel Calls for Greater Gun Control at Westchester Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

Engel Leads Effort to Prevent Funding Cuts to Safety-Net Hospitals

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WASHINGTON, DC — July 21, 2019 —  Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, co-led a bipartisan effort to preserve Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments for safety-net hospitals by eliminating painful cuts scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2019. Medicaid DSH payments help sustain hospitals that serve a disproportionate number …

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Engel Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

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WASHINGTON, DC — July 20, 2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, yesterday voted in favor of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. The Raise the Wage Act would increase wages for 33 million American workers, according to the Economic Policy Institute, by incrementally raising the federal minimum …

eHeziEngel Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour