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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Engel Questions Federal Communications Commission on Future of T-Band Spectrum and Advocates for Passage of His “Don’t Break Up the T-Band” Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC — July 17, 2019 — Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, this week questioned an official from the Federal Communications Commission on the T-Band spectrum at a hearing entitled “Our Wireless Future: Building a Comprehensive Approach to Spectrum Policy.” Engel emphasized that auctioning the T-Band spectrum would endanger crucial public safety …

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Engel, McCaul Bill to Address Root Causes of Migration From Central America Passes House

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WASHINGTON, DC — July 15, 2019 — Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-16), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Michael T. McCaul (R-TX-10), the Committee’s Ranking Member, today lauded the unanimous House passage of the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act (H.R. 2615), which addresses the root causes of migration from Central America by promoting greater security …

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Engel Measures On Human Rights, War Powers, and Non-Proliferation Pass in the House of Representatives

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WASHINGTON, DC — June 14, 2019 — Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act which included measures authored by Chairman Engel addressing a wide range of foreign-policy concerns, from enhancing congressional oversight of war powers and arms sales to demanding accountability for violence against the …

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