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March 25, 2015

Markup HearingH.R. 237, FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

March 25, 2015

The Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children: Reviewing Obama Administration Implementation

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

March 24, 2015

The U.S. Rebalance in South Asia: Foreign Aid and Development Priorities

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

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March 26, 2015

CHAIRMAN ROYCE, RANKING MEMBER ENGEL WRITE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS, URGE SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL

WASHINGTON, DC—Following recent reports that the Administration is “re-evaluating” United States policy toward Israel, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, have sent a letter to Ambassador Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to express their support for American leadership in the Middle East peace process and continued robust U.S.-Israeli relations.

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March 26, 2015

ENGEL OPENING STATEMENT AT ISIS HEARING

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at a committee hearing on the Administration’s strategy to confront ISIS:

March 25, 2015

CHAIRMAN ROYCE, RANKING MEMBER ENGEL STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT GHANI’S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, issued this statement following a joint address to Congress from His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan:

March 24, 2015

ENGEL TO PRESIDENT OF GUATEMALA: CONTINUE COUNTRY’S INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION AGAINST IMPUNITY

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a former Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, today was joined by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Ranking Member Albio Sires (D-NJ), in urging Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina to renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) when its mandate expires in September.

March 24, 2015

ENGEL REINTRODUCES CARIBBEAN EMBASSIES BILL

WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a former Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, today reintroduced legislation to expand American diplomatic representation across the Caribbean. The United States–Caribbean Partnership Act would establish new American embassies in five countries—Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines—with which the United States shares diplomatic relations but has no permanent diplomatic presence. Rep. Engel originally introduced the bill in the 113th Congress.

March 23, 2015

ENGEL REMARKS CONDEMNING BOKO HARAM

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.Res.53, a measure condemning Boko Haram and calling for free and fair elections in Nigeria:

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March 23, 2015

ENGEL REMARKS ON UKRAINE RESOLUTION

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.Res.162, a measure he introduced calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity:

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March 23, 2015

367 HOUSE MEMBERS SEND LETTER ON IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, along with 365 other House Members, have released a bipartisan letter to President Obama underscoring the “grave and urgent issues that have arisen” relating to the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. Negotiators face an end of March deadline.

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March 19, 2015

ENGEL, SMITH, ROYCE, AND KEATING OFFER BILL TO PROTECT CULTURAL PROPERTY ABROAD

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA); and William Keating (D-MA), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade today reintroduced legislation to improve cultural property protection abroad and help deny the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) the ability to profit from trafficking looted artifacts. The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act would coordinate American efforts to protect historical sites and artifacts around the world and restrict imports of cultural property illegally trafficked from Syria.

March 19, 2015

ENGEL STATEMENT ON THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the expanding membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank:

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