Engel Statement on State Department “Unalienable Rights” Commission

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 8, 2019 — Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding Secretary of State Pompeo’s proposed Commission on Unalienable Rights: “This commission risks undermining many international human-rights norms that the United States helped establish, including LGBTQI rights and other critical human-rights protections around the world. Decades …

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March Legislative Roundup
By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

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WASHINGTON, DC — April 7, 2019 — March is in the books and the new Majority in the House is continuing its legislative push for the people. Here are some of the key news items and legislative accomplishments from last month: Led a House Delegation to Central America & Visited the Southern Border: As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, …

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By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

Engel Statement On Equal Pay Day

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WASHINGTON, DC — April 2, 2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on Equal Pay Day: “Today is Equal Pay Day—the day three months into the new year that marks the extra time women have to work for their wages to reach the equivalent of what men were paid the previous year. Put another way, it takes …

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Engel, House Dems Introduce Dream and Promise Act to Protect DREAMers

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WASHINGTON, DC — March 12, 2019  — Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined House colleagues today to introduce H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship to DREAMers, Temporary Protective Status (TPS) recipients, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. Engel is an original co-sponsor of the …

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Engel Statement on Passage of H.R. 1 in the House

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Includes Provisions from Engel Constitutional Amendment WASHINGTON, DC — March 9, 2019  — Congressman Eliot Engel yesterday issued the following statement on House passage of H.R.1: “Following our victory last November, Democrats knew one of the first things we had to do in the House was restore the public faith. Under the GOP, our Constitutional duties were abdicated, outside interests …

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Engel, Congressional Democrats Unveil Bill to Protect Net Neutrality

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WASHINGTON, DC — March 7, 2019  – Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined colleagues from both the House and Senate to unveil new legislation that would restore Net Neutrality protections for consumers and small business. “A free and open internet is essential to modern democracy. The Trump Administration has put Net Neutrality …

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February Legislative Round-up
By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

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WASHINGTON, DC — March 1, 2019  – We’re off to a fast start here in the 116th Congress. January was a busy month, with the introduction of major legislation like H.R. 1, and February was no different. The new Democratic Majority in the House is committed to working for the people, not outside interests. As such, we have already begun …

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Engel Statement on House Passage of H.R. 8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

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Today we passed historic legislation to require universal background checks. I cast my vote for #HR8 in honor of two of my constituents: Shamoya McKenzie of Mount Vernon, and Michael Nolan, of Yonkers,  two promising young lives cut tragically short by #GunViolence. We honor them & the memories of thousands more.                   …

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Engel, House Dems Reintroduce Medicare for All Act

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WASHINGTON, DC — February 27, 2019  –Congressman Eliot Engel, a founding member of the House Medicare for All Caucus, joined more than 100 colleagues today to reintroduce H.R. 1384, the Medicare for All Act, legislation that would provide comprehensive health care to every person in America. Engel has cosponsored every version of this bill since 2004. Medicare for All would …

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