Engel, House Dems Reintroduce Assault Weapons Ban

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WASHINGTON, DC —- February 18, 2019 — Congressman Eliot Engel, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and a record 190 House Democrats have reintroduced H.R. 1296, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, legislation that would ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of new military-style assault weapons. The bill, authored by Rep. David Cicilline and originally cosponsored …

eHeziEngel, House Dems Reintroduce Assault Weapons Ban

Engel Joins Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Markey at Green New Deal Introduction

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WASHINGTON, DC —- February 7, 2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel today joined House colleague Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Ed Markey, and other Congressional Democrats as the group introduced the Green New Deal resolution. The resolution represents a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change by completely overhauling the nation’s energy sector. It also seeks to make major investments in education, …

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Congressman Engel Recognized and Honored By The American Health Quality Association

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WASHINGTON, DC —- February 7, 2019 — The American Health Quality Association honored Rep. Engel in Washington yesterday with an award for his work in Congress expanding quality health care options. The award was presented by representatives from the Association.   A quote from the Congressman is below: “It’s a great honor to receive this award from the American Health …

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Engel Co-sponsors PACT Act to Strengthen Animal Welfare Laws

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WASHINGTON, DC — January 29, 2019 —   Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the Animal Protection Caucus, issued the following statement on H.R. 724, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act of 2019, legislation Engel cosponsored to strengthen federal animal cruelty laws: “As a member of the Animal Protection Caucus, I am deeply concerned about the welfare of domesticated and wild …

eHeziEngel Co-sponsors PACT Act to Strengthen Animal Welfare Laws

Congress Members Engel, Reed, Clarke, Carter, Pallone, Walden Reintroduce Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act

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WASHINGTON, DC — January 24, 2019 — Congress Members Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), and Greg Walden (R-OR), have reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). This bill would expand opportunities for training in palliative and hospice care and offer incentives to attract and retain providers. In …

eHeziCongress Members Engel, Reed, Clarke, Carter, Pallone, Walden Reintroduce Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act

Climate Change Cannot Wait
By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

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WASHINGTON, DC — January 12, 2019 — the new Congress is now in place with Democratic leadership and we are ready to get to work. We have a sense of urgency about many things, but there is nothing more pressing than the need for immediate action on climate change. The President’s own Administration has said climate change is a huge problem that must …

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Engel Elected Chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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WASHINGTON, DC — January 05, 2019 — Yesterday, Congressman Eliot L. Engel was unanimously elected the new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. With his ascension to the chairmanship, Engel now becomes the top Democratic voice on foreign affairs matters in the House of Representatives. He released the following statement: “I’m honored that my colleagues have unanimously elected me chairman of the …

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Engel Calls on DHS Secretary Nielsen to Return Detained Westchester Immigrants to New York

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Engel Also Urges DHS to Investigate Possible Misuse of Federal Funds by Alabama Sheriff WASHINGTON, DC — January 03, 2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel penned a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen calling for DHS to relocate twenty five Westchester residents who were detained due to their immigration status from an Alabama Detention Center to New York. The request …

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My Legislative Priorities for 2019
By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

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WASHINGTON, DC — December 31, 2018 — 2018 is drawing to a close, and 2019 promises a fresh start for us in Congress. As Democrats transition into leadership roles, there are issues we must tackle on behalf of the American people. I believe that the Conservative-controlled Congress over the past two years abdicated its duty when it comes to Executive oversight, and …

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Engel Statement on the Trump Shutdown

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WASHINGTON, DC — December 22, 2018 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement: “President Trump said he would shut down the government if he wasn’t given funding for his nonsensical border wall. And although the President often flip flops on his promises, he was more than willing to follow through on this one. Now, thanks to some help from his …

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