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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:
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—As the State Department prepares to give the White House recommendations to improve our nation’s cybersecurity, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and the Committee’s Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to request an update on cybersecurity strategies and the State Department’s plans for the Office of the Cyber Coordinator, as well as stress the importance of making any report on cyber deterrence available to the public.
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks and questioned Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells at a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on the President’s Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan:
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today met with British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson. Representative Engel and Foreign Secretary Johnson shared views on policy toward Iran, with emphasis on the importance of strictly enforcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action while also holding the Iranian government accountable for its support for terrorism, development of ballistic missiles, and other destabilizing activities. Representative Engel underscored the need for close coordination with allies and partners to continue addressing the challenges posed by Iran and concerning elements of the nuclear deal. Representative Engel also expressed his strong support for the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, introduced bipartisan legislation to reimpose sanctions on the Burmese military in response to the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people. The Burma United Through Rigorous Military Accountability Act would prohibit American military assistance to Burma until the perpetrators of this violence are held accountable; impose trade, visa and financial restrictions on those responsible for these crimes; require reporting on the ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and genocide taking place; support investigations into eventual prosecution of war criminals; and promote economic development in Burma.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks in support of his resolution that urges adherence to the “one country, two systems” policy relating to Hong Kong’s autonomy (H.Res.422):
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks in support of the Foreign Terrorist Organization Passport Revocation Act of 2017(H.R.425):
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Ahead of the president’s upcoming trip to Asia, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and the committee’s Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to reiterate the U.S. commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances publicly, proactively and consistently.
Nov 1, 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 hearing at which Thae Yong-ho, a high-ranking North Korean defector, offered testimony:
Oct 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and author of the U.S.-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (P.L. 114-291), today welcomed the news that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $2.5 million in additional hurricane relief for Dominica. Representative Engel also called for additional new funding to address response, recovery and reconstruction needs throughout the Caribbean following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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