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Eliot Engel

New York Congressman Abandons Tradition Of Shaking The President's Hand

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel announced Tuesday that he will abandon his longstanding tradition of sitting along the aisle in the House Chamber...

House Democrats Demand Michael Flynn Probe In Yet Another Committee

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

The Democratic members on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling for a separate investigation into President Donald Trump’s former national...

Obama Proposes Less Money To Fight World's Top Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after unveiling a plan to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, President Barack Obama has proposed cutting the U...

Kurdistan: A Miracle Required, Every Single Day

Sasha Toperich | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Sasha Toperich

People in the streets of Erbil are saying these days, "We are fighting three extremely difficult battles: We fight ISIS with poor and outdated weapons, we struggle to absorb the refugees that have increased our population by 28 percent, and we fight with Baghdad to get our money to survive." In a nutshell, all of it is quite true.

Engel Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 16th congressional district on Tuesday. Engel, who was first elected to Congress...

Tradition and History Matter to Albanians

David L. Phillips | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Today Kosova is free. It is, however, a flawed state with serious problems. Every UN Member State should recognize Kosova's independence, but only 106 have recognized it so far. Now is the time for Kosovars to vote and express their determination for reform.

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Launch New Benghazi Investigative Committee | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted largely on party lines Thursday to launch a select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks...

Why Some Republicans And Democrats Are Unhappy About Egypt Aid Cuts

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Some U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were unhappy about cuts in Washington's a...

President Obama: Don't Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

If President Obama can get us into war in Syria without prior Congressional approval, it will set a terrible precedent: A future president could get us more easily into war in Iran without prior Congressional approval.

Lawmakers To Obama: Consult Us On Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers urged President Barack Obama on Monday to consult them as he decide...

Dave Jamieson

Congressmen Call For Military Action On Syria | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a report that the Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons against civilians, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that t...

Rep. Engel Urges A Strong US-India Relationship

Rep. Eliot Engel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Rep. Eliot Engel

Following the signing of the civil nuclear agreement in 2008, it was hoped that the United States and India could leave behind the Cold War legacy of mistrust, and open a new chapter in the U.S.-India story. It appears to many that both countries have lost momentum.

In A Sea Of Suits, Skirts And Old White People, These Politicians Stand Out

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

There are 435 members of U.S. House of Representatives, and in a sea of suits, skirts and older white people, it can be difficult to tell one represen...

Michael McAuliff

Calif. 'Super Congress' Member Claims Tax Breaks On 'Principal' Home -- In Maryland | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of congressmen representing districts far from Washington -- including one member of the new debt-cutting 'Super Congress' -- hav...

Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus: A Washington Success Story

Dina Siegel Vann | Posted 10.21.2011 | Latino Voices
Dina Siegel Vann

A strong coalition between the Latino and Jewish communities is more critical than ever given the many challenges faced by the US, both domestically and globally.

Jennifer Bendery

Days Away From Default, Democrats Nervously Eye Constitutional Route | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may not be pushing the issue publicly, but in private she "clearly" supports President Bar...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats, GOP Have Now Rejected Each Other's Debt Plans | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days left until the country is set to begin defaulting on its debt, the House rejected a debt proposal by Senate Majorit...

While the Middle East Is Fighting For Democracy, Ours Is Slipping Away

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

MONEY has always been the most corrupting influence in our politics, a fact that is now on full display in Republican-controlled state houses across the midwest that are voting against public employees' right to collective bargaining.

Doctors Pulled From the Brink of a 25% Cut in Medicare Payments

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Doctors stopping their treatment of patients -- or suddenly asking for direct payment to continue their services -- would have been devastating for the elderly, ill and most vulnerable among us.

Small Businesses: The Heart Of Our Communities

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Diane Sawyer of ABC World News Tonight recently returned to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to see how it has been faring during the economic dow...

Congress Adjourns to Face the Music at Home

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Cutting and running 7 days early from their planned Oct. 8th departure, members of Congress fled the hot and toxic atmosphere on Capitol Hill and returned to face constituents in their home states for the midterm elections.

Hillary's South America Tour Bypasses Argentina in a Diplomatic Snub

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

In her upcoming trip to South America, Hillary Clinton has decided to steer clear of Argentina, a major country in the wider region. What can account for such a diplomatic snub?

Congressman Engel's Passionate Response to the State of the Union

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Engel (D-NY) has been a member of the U.S House of Representatives for 22 years. He serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, includin...

20,000 American Guns Trafficked to Mexican Criminals

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

With 20,000 illegal guns from America recovered at crime scenes in Mexico over the last five years, there is no excuse for Congress and the President not to take steps now to close the gun show loophole.