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Eliot Engel's Public Statements

Full Name: Eliot L. Engel
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1988
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Patricia; 3 Children
Birth Date: 02/18/1947
Birth Place: Bronx, NY
Home City: Bronx, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
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 Engel Statement on Interim Deal Reached Between P5+1 and Iran
Nov. 25, 2013 Cong. Eliot Engel introduces Minority Diabetes Initiative Act
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 House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - 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 Committee Unanimously Passes Resolution Expressing Support for Philippines Typhoon Victims
Nov. 20, 2013 Roll Call: Eastern Partnership
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Rand Beers, Secretary of Homeland Security - Typhoon Haiyan and Temporary Protected Status
Nov. 19, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - 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Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Outdated Fast Track For Trans-Pacific Partnership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 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. 12, 2013 Engel Statement on Devastation Caused by Typhoon Haiyan
Nov. 8, 2013 Engel Statement on Iran Nuclear Talks
Nov. 8, 2013 Serrano, Engel Call for End to SNAP Cuts
Nov. 6, 2013 Engel Statement on Kosovo Municipal Elections
Nov. 6, 2013 Engel Statement on New Social Media Initiative
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 McDermott, Engel, and Ten Senators and Representatives Send Amicus Brief to Support Transparency Around Conflict Minerals
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Government Shutdown
Oct. 31, 2013 Engel: Tappan Zee Bridge Loan the Right Thing To Do
Oct. 31, 2013 Politico - Fixing Food Aid
Oct. 30, 2013 Engel Statement on Meeting with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki
Oct. 30, 2013 Engel Remarks Following First Meeting of Farm Bill Conference Committee
Oct. 30, 2013 Engel Calls Food Stamp Cuts a 'Moral Outrage'
Oct. 29, 2013 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Next Steps on Egypt Policy
Oct. 25, 2013 Engel Applauds U.S.-Mexico Transnational Financial Crimes Agreement
Oct. 25, 2013 Engel Frustrated by Health Care Website Delays But Praises Law
Oct. 23, 2013 Engel Remarks on Committee Meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister
Oct. 23, 2013 Engel: Bad Air Causes Cancer as Well as Asthma and Heart Problems
Oct. 23, 2013 Engel Remarks on Iran at Jewish Community Relations Council Panel
Oct. 18, 2013 Engel Open Fuel Standards for Cars Endorsed by U.S. Energy Security Council on 40th Anniversary of Oil Embargo
Oct. 17, 2013 Rep. Engel on Budget Agreement
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Impact of the Government Shutdown on Energy and Commerce
Oct. 12, 2013 Vote for a Clean CR
Oct. 10, 2013 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013
Oct. 9, 2013 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Haiti and US Aid
Oct. 9, 2013 Engel Statement on Reported Suspension of Military Aid to Egypt
Oct. 9, 2013 Engel Statement on Reported Suspension of Military Aid to Egypt
Oct. 9, 2013 Government Closure Harming Small Businesses
Oct. 9, 2013 Cong. Engel to Obama: Use 14th Amendment to End Debt Crisis
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Oct. 5, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner - Demand a Vote on Bill to Reopen Government
Oct. 4, 2013 Engel Statement on Proposed European Circumcision Ban
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