March 6, 2014Engel Hails Passage of Loan Guarantee to Ukraine
March 6, 2014Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing “U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Ukraine”
March 5, 2014Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Introduce Ukraine Resolution Expressing Support for Sanctions
February 27, 2014Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup of H.R. 2548 the Electrify Africa Act of 2014
February 26, 2014Engel Statement on Challenges Posed by a Nuclear North Korea
February 26, 2014Engel Opening Statement, as Prepared for Delivery, at Full Committee Hearing “International Wildlife Trafficking Threats to Conservation and National Security”
February 21, 2014Engel Statement on Agreement Between Ukrainian President and Opposition
Friday, August 02, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Eliot Engel, the senior Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that foreign national same-sex spouses will now be eligible for any type of visa including work, study, cultural or student exchange and legal immigrant visas.
"Today's announcement is simply the right thing to do. No one who is legally married should be denied a visa simply because of the gender of their spouse. This is one of the first steps in bringing the functions of the federal government in line with the repeal of DOMA and ensuring equality in benefits for all Americans. This rights an unjustifiable wrong, however, there is more that both the Administration and Congress must do to end discrimination in all federal benefits for same-sex married couples."