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Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

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
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:
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.

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