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May 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:
May 25, 2017 Press Release
Lawmakers Push for Multilateral Efforts on Humanitarian Assistance and Democracy in Venezuela
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee, today introduced legislation to provide humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people and to work through the United Nations and the Organization of American States to support democracy and human rights in the country. The Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017 (H.R.2658) also aims to combat widespread corruption among government officials in Venezuela. Earlier this month, similar legislation was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).
May 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during the committee’s consideration of five bipartisan measures:
May 24, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Measure Calls for Increased Economic, Security Cooperation with Mexico

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the passage by the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of his resolution underscoring the importance of a United States-Mexico relationship based on mutual respect (H.Res.336).

May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:
May 23, 2017 Press Release
​WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, which would slash by nearly a third lifesaving investments in American development and diplomacy:
May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement after introducing bipartisan resolution, H. Res. 351, condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya. Joining Ros-Lehtinen in introducing this resolution were U.S. Reps. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Darrell Issa (R-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Ed Royce (R-CA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ).
May 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, this evening made the following statement:
May 22, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Engel Highlights Importance of Human Rights as US-Vietnam Ties Deepen
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to prioritize human rights in Vietnam ahead of the 2017 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue. In a letter to Secretary Tillerson, Rep. Engel acknowledged the importance of the United States-Vietnam relationship and underscored the need for demonstrable progress on human rights as bilateral relations strengthen. In particular, Rep. Engel called for the freedom of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a dissident blogger and human rights activist who was arrested and charged with conducting propaganda against the State of Vietnam.
May 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs, made the following remarks on updating the 2001 Authorization of the Use of Military Force on the House floor last evening:

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