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Nov 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:
Nov 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the President’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in the United States:
Nov 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks as he accepted an award from the Institute for Caribbean Studies on outstanding leadership in Congress on U.S.-Caribbean relations:
Nov 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks at an event highlighting the plight of Iraqi and Syrian children:
Nov 16, 2017 Press Release
Lawmakers Seek Explanation for Baffling Reduction in Diplomatic Ranks

WASHINGTON—Led by Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today voiced serious concerns to Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson about the Department’s personnel cuts and hemorrhaging of diplomatic talent.

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks at a full Committee markup of nine measures, including his own resolution highlighting the importance of a U.S.-Mexico partnership based on mutual respect:
Nov 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks in the House of Representatives on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810):
Nov 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following remarks last evening on the House floor in support of a resolution that expresses the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy toward Yemen (H.Res.599):
Nov 9, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Pledge Support for Anti-Corruption Efforts in Guatemala
WASHINGTON– Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Chair Emeritus of the Committee, today were joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to host Ivan Velásquez, the commissioner of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Representatives Paul Cook (R-CA), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and Francis Rooney (R-FL) participated in the meeting. This is Commissioner Velásquez’s first time visiting Washington since President Jimmy Morales attempted to expel him from Guatemala in August.
Nov 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on President Trump’s comments that he “doesn’t blame China” and gives them “great credit” for taking advantage of the United States for the benefit of its citizens:

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