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Mar 29, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the Senate vote ratifying Montenegro’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):
Mar 29, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the abduction and murder of UN investigators and their support staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Mar 29, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks supporting nine legislative measures and reiterating his call for Committee action on the Protecting Our Democracy Act and the SECURE Our Democracy Act, which address Russian interference in last year’s election:
Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks at the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing on East Africa’s quiet famine:
Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks on the Trump Administration’s proposed draconian cuts to the international affairs budget:
Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding Sunday’s protests in Russia:

Mar 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today gave the following remarks on fighting tuberculosis at a Management Sciences for Health event on Capitol Hill. The remarks come just one day before World Tuberculosis Day:
Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a former Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, received an award from Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) along with his colleague and Chairman Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) for their leadership in authoring the U.S.-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 16, 2016. Other lawmakers who attended the event included Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), and former Congresswoman from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Donna Christensen.
Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:
Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
Legislation Seeks to Crack Down on Assad’s Supporters, Advance Negotiations
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today reintroduced legislation that would impose new sanctions on Syria’s Assad regime and its supporters, encourage negotiations to end the six-year old crisis, and prompt investigations into the eventual prosecution of war criminals. The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, named for the former Syrian military photographer known as “Caesar” who documented Assad’s horrific brutality, would also single out human rights violators, authorize transition assistance, and evaluate the potential for a no-fly or safe-zone over Syria.

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