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September 2013

Date Title
9/25/13 Op-Ed: U.S. needs action, not words, from Iran
9/25/13 Ranking Member Engel Introduces Legislation Extending Critical Global HIV/AIDS Programs
9/24/13 Engel Reaction to Rouhani UN Speech
9/23/13 Engel Statement on the al-Shabab Attack in Kenya
9/23/13 Engel Statement on Terrorist Attack at Pakistani Church
9/20/13 Engel Statement on Reports that Putin & Assad Stalling Disposal of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arsenal
9/18/13 Engel Urges State Department Action to Counter Russian Attempts to Intimidate European Neighbors Seeking Closer Integration with Europe
9/18/13 Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing “Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability?”
9/16/13 Engel Statement on UN Syria Chemical Weapons Report
9/11/13 Engel Statement on Russian Anti-Aircraft Sale to Iran
9/11/13 Engel Reaction to President Obama’s Address to the Nation
9/4/13 ENGEL--Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing “Syria: Weighing the Obama Administration’s Response"

August 2013

Date Title
8/31/13 Engel Statement on Presidential Address on Syria
8/29/13 Engel Readout on White House Syria Call
8/29/13 Engel Statement on Rwanda Actions at UN
8/28/13 Engel Statement on Release of IAEA Report on Iran
8/28/13 Engel Statement on Broader Strategy in Syria
8/26/13 Engel Statement on Consultation with Secretary Kerry
8/26/13 Engel Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Syria
8/26/13 Engel Statement on President Obama’s Response to Reported Chemical Weapons Attack by Assad
8/23/13 Engel Letter to President Obama Calling for Direct Intervention in Syria
8/21/13 Engel Statement on Possible Chemical Weapon Use in Syria
8/21/13 Engel Statement on Dempsey Letter Concerning Additional Military Options in Syria
8/20/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on Egypt Aid
8/20/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on Prime Minister Erdogan’s Accusation of Israeli Role in Recent Events in Egypt
8/15/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on Recent Violence in Egypt
8/13/13 Royce, Engel, Menendez, Corker Call For Human Rights Improvement in South Sudan
8/13/13 Op-Ed: Without Stronger Sanctions, Iran Will Go Nuclear
8/12/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on Meeting with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou
8/7/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on White House Decision to Cancel Meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
8/5/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on Sentencing of Those Accused of Attempting to Overthrow Turkish Government
8/5/13 Ranking Member Engel Letter to Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey
8/5/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on Elections in Zimbabwe
8/2/13 Ranking Member Engel on Secretary Kerry’s Announcement on Same-Sex Spousal Visas
8/1/13 Ranking Member Engel on Russia Granting Edward Snowden Temporary Asylum
8/1/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup of H.R. 419 & H.R. 2848

July 2013

Date Title
7/31/13 Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act”
7/31/13 Ranking Member Engel House Floor Statement on Nuclear Iran Prevention Act
7/29/13 Ranking Member Engel Statement on Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
7/24/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel’s Bipartisan Export Promotion Bill Passes Committee
7/24/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel’s Statement on State-Foreign Operations Funding
7/24/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup of H.R. 1409, H.R. 1926, H.R. 2449 and S. 793
7/23/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on DC Circuit Court Ruling Allowing State Department to Bar Jerusalem-Born American Citizens From Listing “Israel” as Their Country
7/22/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel’s Statement on the European Union’s Listing Hezbollah’s Military Wing as a Terrorist Group
7/18/13 Engel Introduces Embassy Security and Enhancement Act
7/5/13 Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel Release Joint Statement on Ongoing Events in Egypt
7/2/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Atalay’s Anti-Semitic Slur
7/1/13 Royce, Engel, Committee Members Urge President to Increase Pressure on Iran
7/1/13 Engel Statement on Tackling International Wildlife Crimes

June 2013

Date Title
6/28/13 Engel Statement on Nomination of State Department Inspector General
6/27/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup of H.R. 1897, H. Res. 131, H. Res. 273, and H. Res. 222
6/27/13 Engel Statement on Albanian Elections
6/26/13 House Panel Approves Engel “Jobs Through Exports” Bill
6/26/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency 'Defunct'
6/25/13 Royce, Engel, and Ros-Lehtinen Release GAO Report Documenting Failings in U.S. Assistance for Haiti Reconstruction
6/24/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Urges Strengthening of US-India Relationship in Huffington Post Op-Ed
6/18/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Security Transition in Afghanistan and Taliban Commitment to Peace Talks
6/18/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Life-Saving PEPFAR Program
6/18/13 Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel to Offer Farm Bill Amendment to Reform Food Aid to Feed More People, More Quickly, at Lower Cost
6/13/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Syria Using Chemical Weapons Against Its Own People
6/12/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Modernizing US International Food Aid: Reaching More for Less”
6/10/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Reports that the Obama Administration is Moving Towards Providing Weapons to the Syrian Opposition
6/5/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Renewed Exceptions for Buyers of Iranian Oil
6/5/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel State on Susan Rice as National Security Advisor
6/4/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on the Conviction by an Egyptian Criminal Court of 43 Foreign NGO Workers
6/3/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Announcement that Secretary Kerry Will Travel to Guatemala for OAS General Assembly

May 2013

Date Title
5/22/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Markup of H.R. 850, Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013
5/21/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, "The Call for Economic Liberty in the Arab World"
5/20/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing Advocating for American Jacob Ostreicher’s Freedom After Two Years in Bolivian Detention”
5/15/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Preventing a Nuclear Iran"
5/15/13 ENGEL-- Ranking Member Eliot Engel Sends Bipartisan Letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Criticizing Incitement to
5/11/13 Engel Statement on Pakistan May 11 Elections
5/9/13 Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Statement on Growing Iran Sanctions Momentum
5/7/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Local and Private Sector Initiatives to Combat International Human Trafficking
5/7/13 Eliot Engel Statement on Turkish-Israeli Agreement to Mend Diplomatic Crisis

April 2013

Date Title
4/26/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “The FY 2014 Budget Request: U.S. Foreign Assistance Priorities and Strategy
4/25/13 Rep. Eliot Engel Calls for Arming Syrian Rebels After U.S. Confirms Chemical Weapons Use
4/25/13 ENGEL PRESSES SERBIA TO BRING MURDERERS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS TO JUSTICE
4/24/13 ENGEL, ROGERS URGE COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT KEY SYRIA BILL
4/24/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Kosovo and Serbia: A Pathway to Peace”
4/19/13 Eliot Engel Statement on Kosova – Serbia Agreement
4/17/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Securing U.S. Interests Abroad: The FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget”
4/16/13 Engel Statement on Prime Minister Fayyad’s Resignation
4/10/13 Royce, Engel Statement on Food Aid Reforms Proposed in President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget
4/10/13 Engel Introduces Export Promotion Act

March 2013

Date Title
3/22/13 Eliot Engel’s Statement on the Cypriot Court’s Conviction of a Hezbollah operative planning a Terrorist Attack on EU territory
3/22/13 Strengthening the inter-American human rights system, By: Eliot Engel
3/21/13 ENGEL (D-NY), ROGERS (R-MI), SHERMAN (D-CA) INTRODUCE COMPREHENSIVE SYRIA LEGISLATION, CALLS FOR ARMING VETTED SYRIAN OPPOSITION, PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, PLANNING FOR POST-ASSAD SYRIA
3/19/13 Engel Travels with President Obama on Historic Visit to Israel
3/14/13 Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Introduce Legislation to Enhance U.S.-Taiwan Relations
3/14/13 Letter to NYTimes Editor: Sanctions on Iran
3/13/13 Eliot Engel Calls for an Independent International Investigation into Allegations of War Crimes in Sri Lanka
3/5/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “North Korea’s Criminal Activities: Financing the Regime”
3/5/13 Eliot Engel Statement Regarding the Passing of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
3/1/13 Eliot Engel Statement Regarding Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s Statement Equating Zionism with a Crime against Humanity

February 2013

Date Title
2/27/13 Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel to Introduce “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act”
2/25/13 Eliot Engel, Ed Royce Write Egyptian President Morsi Regarding Draft NGO Law
2/19/13 Five Years of Kosova Independence by U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel
2/15/13 House Passes Bipartisan Resolution Condemning North Korea Following Nuclear Test
2/14/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “The Crisis in Mali: U.S. Interests and the International Response”