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Eliot Engel's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 16, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 20, 2013 Extension of Unemployment Benefits
Dec. 20, 2013 Engel Statement on Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Dec. 16, 2013 Engel Introduces Bipartisan Resolution on Ukraine
Dec. 16, 2013 Engel: Grants help New Yorkers get affordable health insurance
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Dec. 13, 2013 New York, Connecticut Delegation Members Lead Effort to Strengthen Metro-North Safety
Dec. 12, 2013 Green, Gingrey Introduce ADAPT Act to Safeguard Public Health
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter To John Kerry, Secretary of State - Riot Police Against Peaceful Protests in Kyiv
Dec. 10, 2013 Letter to Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development - Reproductive Health as a Core Human Right
Dec. 6, 2013 Jobs Growth Sign of Continued Recovery
Dec. 5, 2013 Cong. Eliot Engel statement on swastikas Seton Park
Dec. 3, 2013 Remembering the Victims of New York's Derailment on Metro-North
Dec. 3, 2013 Engel Statement on Fourth Anniversary of Incarceration of Alan Gross by Cuba
Dec. 2, 2013 The Metro-North Railroad Derailment
Dec. 2, 2013 Engel Statement on the signing into law of The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013
Dec. 2, 2013 Engel: End Food Stamp Cuts
Nov. 27, 2013 Cong. Eliot Engel praises huge saving in prescription drug program
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin - Tax Reform
Nov. 25, 2013 New York Post - Politicians Cross the Aisle to Condemn Obama's Iran Deal
Nov. 25, 2013 Cong. Eliot Engel introduces Minority Diabetes Initiative Act
Nov. 25, 2013 Engel Statement on Interim Deal Reached Between P5+1 and Iran
Nov. 25, 2013 Engel Statement on Ukraine Suspending EU Association Agreement Negotiations
Nov. 25, 2013 Engel Statement on Georgia's European Future
Nov. 25, 2013 Engel Statement on Loya Jirga's Approval of U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement
Nov. 24, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Iranian Sanctions
Nov. 24, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Iranian Sanctions
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 21, 2013 Rep. Schakowsky Introduces the Bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Rand Beers, Secretary of Homeland Security - Typhoon Haiyan and Temporary Protected Status
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee Unanimously Passes Resolution Expressing Support for Philippines Typhoon Victims
Nov. 20, 2013 Roll Call: Eastern Partnership
Nov. 19, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Caution on Iran Negotiations
Nov. 19, 2013 PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013
Nov. 18, 2013 Bipartisan Group Introduces Legislation to Reauthorize the National Poison Control Network
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Outdated Fast Track For Trans-Pacific Partnership
Nov. 13, 2013 Engel Speech at Council of Americas on Upcoming Elections in Central America
Nov. 12, 2013 Engel Statement on Devastation Caused by Typhoon Haiyan
Nov. 12, 2013 Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) marked the fifth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which champions equal pay for women, by calling for swift passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act -- legislation he co-sponsored -- to end the wage gap between men and women doing the same job. "According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average woman working full time, year-round was paid just 77 percent of what the average man earned--an unacceptable gap of 23 percent. In New York, men earned on average $50,388 in 2012, compared to just $42,113 for women. Equal pay is not simply a woman's issue -- it's a family issue. Families increasingly rely on women's wages to make ends meet. When women bring home less money each day, it means they have less for the everyday needs of their families -- groceries, rent, child care, doctors' visits," said Congressman Engel. In January 2009, the Democratic-led 111th Congress passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- and it became the first bill signed into law by President Obama. It restores the right of women to challenge unfair pay in court -- but virtually all House Republicans opposed this critical measure for women. "Although the Lilly Ledbetter Act has been enacted, there is still a need to do more," added Congressman Engel. "The Paycheck Fairness Act strengthens and closes loopholes in the nearly 50-year-old Equal Pay Act, including providing effective remedies to women who are not being paid equal wages for doing the same work. This should be a bipartisan issue -- it affects both Democratic and Republican women -- and I am disappointed by the lack of support on the other side of the aisle." "The Paycheck Fairness Act is authored by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and I am proud to be a co-sponsor. In 2012, Republicans in both the House and Senate voted to block the bill. We must work together to strengthen the American family and ensure fairness in the workplace. The fact that it is 2014 and we are still dealing with this issue is embarrassing," said Congressman Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Nov. 8, 2013 Serrano, Engel Call for End to SNAP Cuts
Nov. 8, 2013 Engel Statement on Iran Nuclear Talks
Nov. 6, 2013 Engel Statement on New Social Media Initiative
Nov. 6, 2013 Engel Statement on Kosovo Municipal Elections
Nov. 6, 2013 Engel Statement on M23 Congo Rebel Group Ending Rebellion
Nov. 1, 2013 Engel: Social Security Cola to Rise 1.5% in 2012
Oct. 31, 2013 Politico - Fixing Food Aid
Oct. 31, 2013 Engel: Tappan Zee Bridge Loan the Right Thing To Do
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Government Shutdown
Oct. 31, 2013 McDermott, Engel, and Ten Senators and Representatives Send Amicus Brief to Support Transparency Around Conflict Minerals
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