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It seems like an ever-repeating pattern: A mass shooting happens. Talk of gun reform is ubiquitous. Politicians make grand speeches about legislation to either limit gun access or to strengthen Second Amendment rights. Bills are written that die in committees, and the issue is untouched until the next tragedy. more
More than a majority of the Democrats in the U.S. House are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel is now part of that majority. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has joined two of his congressional colleagues to introduce the Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is now married to Nathaniel Koloc after the two exchanged vows during a wedding ceremony July 22 in Tarrytown. more
Undocumented students who attend New York schools can now apply for state financial aid thanks to passage of the Dream Act in this year’s legislative session. The state legislation, championed by the late Queens Sen. Jose Peralta, was inspired by the federal DREAM Act to offer legal status for eligible undocumented students who came to the United States as children. The bill never made it out of Congress. more
If President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, he’ll have to get approval first. That is, if the U.S. House has anything to say about it. more
It was a Wednesday mid-morning in Washington, and Eliot Engel was about to take center stage. In his role as chair of the House’s powerful foreign affairs committee, the congressman hauled Assistant Secretary of State R. Clarke Cooper into a June 12 hearing and slammed the Trump administration over an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. more
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty named U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel the winner of its Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism Award at a legislative breakfast last week. more
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