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February 22, 2011

ENGEL PRAISES OBAMA FOR UPCOMING TRIP TO LATIN AMERICA

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

December 16, 2010

[PDF] FALEOMAVAEGA ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR VIETNAM

Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment

December 16, 2010

[PDF] FALEOMAVAEGA CALLS UPON SECRETARY CLINTON TO SUPPORT DEBT RELIEF FOR CAMBODIA

Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment

December 8, 2010

[PDF] FALEOMAVAEGA CALLS FOR SWIFT PASSAGE OF KOREA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment

December 3, 2010

[PDF] STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN ENGEL ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ALAN GROSS’S IMPRISONMENT

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

December 3, 2010

[PDF] Engel Condemns Brazilian Recognition of Palestine along 1967 Borders as

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

December 1, 2010

[PDF] FALEOMAVAEGA INTRODUCES BILLS TO COMPENSATE VICTIMS OF U.S. NUCLEAR TESTING IN PACIFIC

Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment

November 30, 2010

[PDF] FALEOMAVAEGA CONDEMNS NORTH KOREA’S LATEST PROVOCATIONS

Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment

October 26, 2010

[PDF] STATE DEPARTMENT PRAISES FALEOMAVAEGA FOR HIS WORK IN THE PACIFIC

Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment

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March 30, 2015

ENGEL, ROYCE, KEATING, AND SMITH URGE TREASURY TO BLOCK IMPORT OF ANTIQUITIES LOOTED FROM SYRIA

WASHINGTON, DC—Leaders of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today called on the Department of the Treasury to ramp up efforts to block the import of antiquities looted from Syria. In a letter to Adam J. Szubin, Acting Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Committee Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel (D-NY); Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA); Representative William Keating (D-MA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations encouraged the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to impose sanctions on importers of looted Syrian antiquities. Such an action would mirror OFAC sanctions already established for Iraq and implement a recently adopted United Nations Security Council resolution.

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.

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