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July 2013

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7/1/13 Engel Statement on Tackling International Wildlife Crimes
7/1/13 Royce, Engel, Committee Members Urge President to Increase Pressure on Iran

June 2013

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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 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency 'Defunct'
6/26/13 House Panel Approves Engel “Jobs Through Exports” Bill
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 Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Life-Saving PEPFAR Program
6/18/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Security Transition in Afghanistan and Taliban Commitment to Peace Talks
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 State on Susan Rice as National Security Advisor
6/5/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Renewed Exceptions for Buyers of Iranian Oil
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

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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 ENGEL-- Ranking Member Eliot Engel Sends Bipartisan Letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Criticizing Incitement to
5/15/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Preventing a Nuclear Iran"
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

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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 ENGEL PRESSES SERBIA TO BRING MURDERERS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS TO JUSTICE
4/25/13 Rep. Eliot Engel Calls for Arming Syrian Rebels After U.S. Confirms Chemical Weapons Use
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 Engel Introduces Export Promotion Act
4/10/13 Royce, Engel Statement on Food Aid Reforms Proposed in President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget

March 2013

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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”
2/13/13 Royce, Engel Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning North Korea Following Nuclear Test
2/12/13 Eliot Engel Statement on North Korean Nuclear Test
2/5/13 Eliot Engel Statement on Bulgarian Report Implicating Hezbollah for the Terrorist Attack Killing Israeli Tourists, Bulgarian Citizen

January 2013

Date Title
1/29/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Confirmation of John Kerry as Secretary of State
1/23/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Opening Statement at Hearing, “Terrorist Attack in Benghazi: The Secretary of State’s View”
1/22/13 Ranking Member Eliot Engel Statement on Elections in Israel
1/22/13 Op-Ed: We must share blame for Benghazi
1/15/13 House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel Announces Subcommittee Leadership

December 2012

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12/19/12 Howard Berman Statement on Sentencing in Cameroon Court of Man Found Guilty of Homosexual Conduct
12/18/12 Rep. Berman Hails Satellite Export Licensing Reform Effort
12/12/12 Howard Berman Unveils Landmark Foreign Assistance Reform Legislation
12/4/12 Berman Statement in Response to Egyptian Draft Constitution

November 2012

Date Title
11/15/12 U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Opening Statement for Hearing on “Benghazi and Beyond: What Went Wrong on September 11, 2012 and How to Prevent it from Happening at other Frontline Posts”
11/14/12 Berman Statement on Israeli Air Strike on Gaza

October 2012

Date Title
10/30/12 Berman Rejects Proposed Boycott of Private Companies Tied to Jewish Settlements
10/24/12 Berman Condemns Hamas Rocket Attacks into Israel
10/2/12 Berman Praises Taiwan’s Designation to Visa Waiver Program

September 2012

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9/27/12 Howard Berman Writes Secretary of State Clinton, Calls for Azerbaijan’s Suspension from NATO Partnership for Peace Program and Ending Arms Sales to Azerbaijan
9/12/12 U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Opening Statement for Hearing on “Beijing as an Emerging Power in the South China Sea”
9/12/12 Berman Remembers Ambassador Chris Stevens, Condemns Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya
9/11/12 Berman Hails Passage of Resolution Calling for Taiwan’s Participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
9/11/12 Berman Praises Passage of North Korean Refugee Adoption Act
9/10/12 Berman Calls for Action on Iran’s Incitement to Genocide Against Israel
9/7/12 Berman Statement on Designation of Haqqani Network as Foreign Terrorist Organization
9/7/12 Berman Denounces Iraqi Government Decision to Allow Iran to use Airspace

August 2012

Date Title
8/30/12 Howard Berman Statement on IAEA Director General Report regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program
8/22/12 Berman Statement on SEC Vote to Approve Conflict Mineral Rules
8/21/12 Howard Berman Statement on Tuvalu’s Decision to Deregister Vessels Owned by Iran, Ending Reflagging Effort
8/14/12 Berman Renews Demands on Tuvalu to End Reflagging As Tanzanian Government Announces it Will De-register Iranian Vessels
8/6/12 Ranking Member Berman Statement on Shooting in Wisconsin Sikh Temple
8/1/12 Howard Berman Floor Speech on Legislation Strengthening Iran Sanctions Laws

July 2012

Date Title
7/31/12 Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Lead Effort to Collect Congressional Signatures for Amicus Brief Submission in Case Involving Jerusalem-born American Citizen
7/27/12 Statement by Howard Berman After Attending White House Bill Signing Ceremony for U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act
7/26/12 As London Opening Ceremonies Approach, Berman and Ros-Lehtinen Again Urge "Just One Minute" for Slain Israeli Olympians
7/25/12 U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Opening Statement for Hearing on “Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part Two: Human Rights Abuses, Torture, and Disappearances.”
7/24/12 Statement by U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman on the Election in Nagorno-Karabakh
7/20/12 Homeland Security Department Agrees to Berman Request Changing I-94 Customs Document Reflecting Taiwan as Country of Citizenship, Not China (Taiwan)
7/19/12 U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Expresses Deep Disappointment following Russian, Chinese Veto at the U.N. on Syria
7/19/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, “Unfair Trading Practices Against the U.S.: Intellectual Property Rights Infringement, Property Expropriation, and other Barriers”
7/18/12 Statement by U.S. Rep. Howard Berman on the Bus Bombing in Bulgaria of Israeli Citizens
7/18/12 Berman Recognizes the Start of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC
7/17/12 Berman Praises Passage of U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, Emphasizes Need to Fund Iron Dome Missile Defense System
7/9/12 Berman Calls on Tuvalu Prime Minister to Cancel Reflagging of Iranian Vessels
7/3/12 Berman Welcomes Resumption of NATO Transit Routes Through Pakistan

June 2012

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6/29/12 Berman Expresses Deep Disappointment in UNESCO’s Decision Putting Church of Nativity on World Heritage List Despite Opposition from Church’s Religious Caretakers
6/29/12 Berman Calls on Tanzanian President to Cancel Reflagging of Iranian Vessels
6/28/12 Administration Complies with Berman Request Not to Sell Military Equipment to Azerbaijan