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Rep. Eliot Engel
Congressman Engel is the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee including the Subcommittee on Health, and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. He is the founder and Co-Chair of the House Oil and National Security Caucus, which is seeking clean, energy efficient alternatives to America's over-reliance on oil. He is also a member of the Democratic Task Force on Health and serves on Commission on Human Rights. During his political career, Congressman Engel has championed energy independence, affordable housing, real healthcare reform and education for all Americans. To address the problem of American dependence on imported oil, Rep. Engel created the Dependence Reduction through Innovation in Vehicles and Energy (DRIVE) Act, of which many provisions were successfully included in the energy bill that was signed into law on December 19, 2007. He was a leader in passing legislation to protect the Highlands, millions of acres running through New York, including large portions of Rockland and Westchester Counties. Congressman Engel has called for balancing the budget by rolling back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and reforming the Alternative Minimum Tax that is hurting so many middle class New York families.

Entries by Rep. Eliot Engel

Guatemala Needs U.S. Support Now More Than Ever

(7) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 4:20 PM

With crises and turmoil all around the globe, Guatemala does not receive the attention it deserves in our Congress. We hope that will change in the coming months. The Central American country is at an important crossroads where U.S. foreign assistance can make a real difference.

On September 2nd,...

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The Path Forward for Kosova

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 7:47 AM

Today, the people of Kosova celebrate seven years of independence. Given the struggle and sacrifices that have made such an anniversary possible, this is cause for celebration, but also for reflection in Prishtina, in Brussels, and in Washington. Europe's newest country continues to make substantial progress towards consolidating its democracy...

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NATO Should Buy French-built Warships

(9) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:46 PM

This article was originally published in World Affairs Journal, and is reproduced with permission.

Today, in a shipyard in northwest France, two warships are receiving finishing touches. These ships are more than twice the length of a football field. They each can carry 700 troops, 60 armored vehicles, four landing...

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Rep. Engel Urges A Strong US-India Relationship

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 9:42 AM

This week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India to chair the fourth round of the U.S.-India strategic dialogue. In what has become an important annual meeting evaluating the state of our countries' relationship, the gathering couldn't come at a better time. There is an unspoken consensus in...

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Five Years of Kosova Independence

(7) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 1:07 PM

February 17 marked the fifth anniversary of Kosova's independence, and the people of Kosova have a great deal of which they can be proud. In only five years as an independent state, Kosova has been recognized by almost 100 countries, it is a member of the World Bank, IMF, and...

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