Experience: House: District 20, 1989-Present
Home State: District of Columbia
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,206,018Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Eliot L. Engel
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Pat; 3 Children
    Birth Date: 02/18/1947
    Birth Place: Bronx, NY
    Home City: Bronx, NY
    Religion: Jewish


    JD, New York Law School, 1987
    MA, Guidance and Counseling, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, 1973
    BA, History, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, 1969

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1988-present
    Representative, New York State Assembly, 1977-1988
    Bronx Democratic District Leader, 1974-1976

Current Legislative Committees

    Energy and Commerce, Member
    Foreign Affairs, Ranking Member
    Subcommittee on Energy and Power (Energy and Commerce), Member
    Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce), Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, 9/11 Health Caucus
    Member, African Trade and Investment Caucus
    Co-Chair, Albanian Issues Caucus
    Member, Animal Protection Caucus
    Former Chair, Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, New York State Assembly
    Member, Congressional Aerospace Caucus
    Member, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
    Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
    Member, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus
    Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus
    Member, Congressional Education Task Force
    Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus
    Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
    Member, Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus
    Member, Congressional Urban Caucus
    Vice Chair, Democratic Homeland Security Caucus
    Member, Democratic Study Group
    Member, Democratic Task Force on Health
    Vice Chair, Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security
    Founder, House Oil and National Security Caucus
    Co-Chair, House Oil and National Security Caucus
    Member, Hudson Valley Caucus
    Member, Human Rights Caucus
    Member, Long Island Sound Caucus
    Member, Older Americans Caucus
    Co-Chair, Peace Accord Monitoring Group
    Member, Pro-Choice Caucus
    Former Chair, Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama Housing, New York State Assembly
    Co-Chair, United Nations Working Group

Professional Experience

    Member, United States House Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    Teacher/Guidance Counselor, New York City Public Schools, 1969-1976
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Oppose
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Total: 373
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
06/13/2017 H.R.2892 To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, to ensure that new vehicles enable fuel competition so as to reduce the strategic importance of oil to the United States. 06/13/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  (All Actions)
05/18/2017 H.Res.336 Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership. 05/18/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
05/18/2017 H.Res.239 Supporting ongoing efforts by the United States Government, in concert with the United Nations and the donor community, to respond to drought and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa. 05/18/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.  (All Actions)
05/18/2017 H.R.1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017 05/18/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.  (All Actions)
05/01/2017 H.R.2089 PLEA Act 05/01/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  (All Actions)
04/14/2017 H.R.2088 Empire State Equity Act 04/14/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
04/06/2017 H.Con.Res.49 Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN's 2017 Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools. 04/06/2017 Referred to House Judiciary  (All Actions)
03/24/2017 H.R.1676 Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act 03/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
03/17/2017 H.R.1340 Interagency Cybersecurity Cooperation Act 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  (All Actions)
02/22/2017 H.R.991 Guaranteed 3 Percent COLA for Seniors Act of 2017 02/22/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.Res.104 Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership. 02/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.Con.Res.21 Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Australia alliance relationship. 02/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.  (All Actions)
02/15/2017 H.R.830 STAND for Ukraine Act 02/15/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.  (All Actions)
02/08/2017 H.R.530 SECURE Our Democracy Act 02/08/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  (All Actions)
02/02/2017 H.R.550 Checkpoint Safety Act of 2017 02/02/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security.  (All Actions)
01/31/2017 H.J.Res.28 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the voting rights of the citizens of the United States. 01/31/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  (All Actions)
01/27/2017 H.Res.67 Expressing support for designation of November 2017, as "National Bladder Health Month". 01/27/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
12/20/2016 H.R.6533 Protect American Democracy Act of 2016 12/20/2016 Referred to House Financial Services  (All Actions)
12/16/2016 H.R.4939 United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 12/16/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-291. (TXT | PDF)  (All Actions)
11/16/2016 H.R.5732 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016 11/16/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.  (All Actions)
Total: 6334
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/14/2017 H.R.2900 To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the prevention and treatment of the use of synthetic recreational drugs, and for other purposes.
06/13/2017 H.R.2292 To extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving the Cannonsville Dam.
06/08/2017 H.R.2845 To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to support early college high schools and dual or concurrent enrollment programs.
06/08/2017 H.R.2841 To prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm.
06/08/2017 H.R.2840 To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in such elections or declines to be registered to vote in such elections, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2827 To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
05/18/2017 H.R.2397 DPRK Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.274 Condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
05/18/2017 H.R.1997 Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.256 Expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
05/18/2017 H.R.1911 Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.R.1567 United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act
05/18/2017 H.Res.201 Expressing support to the Government of Argentina for its investigation into the terrorist bombing of the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992.
05/18/2017 H.Res.188 Condemning the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and calling for justice for the victims.
05/18/2017 H.Res.172 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the Russian Federation, its officials, security services, and any person or entity within the Russian Federation or associated with the Russian Government, should not interfere, seek to influence, or engage in coercion designed to create an outcome in foreign elections.
05/18/2017 H.R.672 Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
05/17/2017 H.R.2491 To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2484 To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.
05/17/2017 H.R.2479 To rebuild and modernize the Nation's infrastructure to expand access to broadband internet, rehabilitate drinking water infrastructure, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields, strengthen health care infrastructure, create jobs, protect public health and the environment, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2477 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
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