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September 19, 2014Islamist Foreign Fighters Returning Home and the Threat to Europe
Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
September 18, 2014ENGEL 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 statement at a hearing of the Committee at which Secretary of State John F. Kerry testified on the ISIS threat:
September 16, 2014ENGEL OFFERS LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH NEW EMBASSIES IN THE CARIBBEAN
WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today introduced legislation to expand American diplomatic efforts across the Caribbean. The United States–Caribbean Partnership Act of 2014 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. In 2011, an amendment authored by Rep. Engel to establish these embassies was unanimously approved by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
September 16, 2014ENGEL LEADS BIPARTISAN GROUP OF LAWMAKERS CALLING ON HAITIAN SENATE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ELECTIONS
WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, was joined by a bipartisan group of 14 Senators and Members of Congress calling on the Haitian Senate to move forward with elections. In a letter to Simon Dieuseul Desras, President of the Senate of Haiti, the lawmakers urged Haitian Senators to pass legislation that would allow elections to take place and underscored the commitment of the United States to support free, fair, and transparent elections in Haiti.
September 12, 2014ENGEL STATEMENT ON NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s imposition of new sanctions against Russia:
September 10, 2014ENGEL STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
September 3, 2014ENGEL HAILS DECISION TO HALT SALE OF FRENCH WARSHIPS TO RUSSIA
WASHINGTON, DC—After months of urging world leaders to stop the sale of two French-built Mistral class warships to Russia, Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the announcement by the French government that the delivery of the first ship will not go forward. According to a statement from the Office of French President Francois Hollande, “conditions under which France could authorize the delivery of the first helicopter carrier are not in place.”
September 3, 2014ENGEL STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ADDRESS
September 2, 2014ENGEL STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF STEVEN SOTLOFF
August 30, 2014CHAIRMAN ROYCE, RANKING MEMBER ENGEL TRAVEL TO ISRAEL
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, announced they will travel to Israel next week.
August 28, 2014ENGEL STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE