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Lawmakers Question Legality of Secretary’s Political Trips as Election Nears

Washington, October 5, 2020—Representatives Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Joaquin Castro, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, today called on the State Department to turn over documents relating to Secretary Mike Pompeo’s recent domestic political speeches, after a Committee hearing on September 16 confirmed that President […]

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Chairman Engel: Treasury Department’s sanctioning of Andreii Derkach for election interference “rings hollow”

Bronx, NY, Sept. 10, 2020—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the Treasury Department’s sanctioning of Andreii Derkach for election interference: “Andreii Derkach, the man whom this administration’s Treasury Department has now singled out for interfering in our election, has also been supporting the […]

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Engel Introduces Legislation to Combat Foreign Election Interference

Bronx, NY, July 9, 2020—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today introduced bipartisan legislation designed to combat foreign election interference. The Rewards for Providing Information on Foreign Election Interference Act would expand an existing State Department initiative to reward people who alert American authorities about interference in American elections […]

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Engel, Maloney, Menendez, Connolly & Castro Statement on IG Linnick’s Interview

Washington, June 3, 2020 —Today, Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Representative Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Representative Joaquin Castro, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and […]

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Engel and Menendez Demand Answers on Trump Administration LGBTI Policy in the Americas

Washington, May 28, 2020—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today demanded answers from the Trump Administration on its approach to LGBTI rights in the Americas. In a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American […]

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Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats Criticize Administration over Apparently Retaliatory Firing of State IG

Washington, May 27, 2020—Led by Chairman Eliot L. Engel, all Democratic members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today called on the Trump Administration to reverse the President’s apparently retaliatory May 15 firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that he recommended Mr. Linick’s removal while the […]

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Chairman Engel Raises Alarm on Pompeo’s Political Scheme with Senate Republicans

Washington, May 21, 2020—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today decried the politicization of the State Department to support Senate Republicans’ political smear of presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Writing to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chairman Engel pointed to the Department’s […]

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Lawmakers Reject Trump Administration’s Legal Explanation for Halting Asylum Processing

Washington, May 12, 2020 – Today, Chairmen Eliot L. Engel of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Bennie G. Thompson of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Jerrold L. Nadler of the House Committee on the Judiciary and Ranking Member Bob Menendez of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations rejected the Trump Administration’s legal […]

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Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats Condemn Trump’s Plan to Cut Russian Deterrence Initiative to Fund Border Wall

May 11, 2020 – Representatives Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and William R. Keating, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment, led 17 lawmakers in condemning the Trump Administration’s plan to slash funding for a critical national security initiative to combat Russian aggression in order to […]

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Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats to Trump: Resume Funding to WHO

Washington, April 23, 2020—Today, the Democratic members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs called on President Trump to restore funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) and warned against shifting blame to the WHO in order to distract from the Trump Administration’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter led by Representative Eliot […]

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Engel Statement on the White House’s Latest Justification for Soleimani Killing

Washington, Feb. 14, 2020—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement: “The administration has sent Congress a legally mandated report outlining its legal and policy justifications for the strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. This official report directly contradicts the President’s false assertion that he attacked […]

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Engle Demands Documents from State Dept. on Potential Threat to Amb. Yovanovitch’s Security

Washington, Jan. 15, 2020—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today demanded documents from the Department of State connected to recently revealed records suggesting surveilling of and threats to the security of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch before she was recalled from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Documents disclosed yesterday as […]

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Engel Floor Statement Condemning President Trump’s Disastrous Syria Policy

Washington, Oct. 16, 2019—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.J.Res 77, his bipartisan joint measure denouncing President Trump’s policy in Northern Syria: “Since the beginning of this Congress, when I became chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I’ve […]