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December 2020

Date Title
12/9/20 Engel Statement on UNESCO’s Exclusion of Taiwanese from International Science Gathering
12/9/20 Engel Calls for Magnitsky Sanctions on Human Rights Abusers in Uganda
12/9/20 Engel Statement on Appointment of Robert Reilly as VOA Director
12/9/20 Engel Remarks at Hearing on Syria
12/9/20 Engel Statement on EU’s Adoption of Human Rights Sanctions Framework
12/8/20 Engel Statement on Removal of State Department Authorization from the NDAA
12/8/20 Engel Remarks at Hearing on the Balkans
12/8/20 Engel Statement on Nomination of Lloyd Austin to Be Secretary of Defense
12/7/20 Engel and Markey Call on Bangladesh to Restore Telecommunications for Rohingya Refugee Camps, Halt Relocations to Remote Island
12/3/20 Engel Remarks at Hearing on the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission
12/3/20 Engel Statement on Election of Representative Gregory W. Meeks as Next Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
12/1/20 Engel Statement on British Government Decision Not to Investigate Patrick Finucane Murder
12/1/20 Engel Releases Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Report

November 2020

Date Title
11/24/20 Engel & McCaul Call for End to Conflict in Ethiopia
11/24/20 Engel Statement on Nomination of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
11/24/20 Engel Statement on Federal Court’s Rejection of Trump’s Illegal Asylum Policy
11/24/20 Engel Releases Witness Affidavit in Committee's Investigation Into Firing of State Department Inspector General
11/23/20 Engel Calls on GSA Administrator to Allow Biden Transition to Move Forward
11/23/20 Engel-Keating Statement on the Trump Administration’s Withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty
11/23/20 Engel Statement on Nomination of Antony Blinken to Be Secretary of State
11/19/20 Engel Statement on Political Arrests and Violence in Uganda
11/19/20 Engel & Castro Demand Answers on Pompeo's Domestic Political Activity Disregarding State Department Officials' Concerns
11/16/20 Engel Statement on Afghanistan Negotiations and Troop Drawdown
11/10/20 Engel Statement on Pompeo’s Refusal to Acknowledge Election Result
11/6/20 Engel Statement on Outbreak of Conflict in Ethiopia
11/5/20 Engel Statement on Indictment of Hashim Thaci & Special Court

October 2020

Date Title
10/30/20 Engel Introduces Legislation to Limit Arms Sales in Middle East
10/30/20 Engel Statement on Elections in Tanzania
10/29/20 Engel Statement on Proposed Sale of F-35 Aircraft to UAE
10/27/20 Engel Calls on Administration to Safeguard Judiciaries Against Russian Attacks on Navalny Supporters
10/27/20 Engel Statement on Michael Pack’s Attack on the Statutory Firewall
10/26/20 Engel Statement on Delisting Sudan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
10/26/20 Engel & Lowey Statement on New OSC Probe into Pompeo for Potential Hatch Act Violations
10/26/20 Engel & McCaul Lead Bipartisan Group Opposing Normalization of the Assad Regime in Syria
10/22/20 Engel-Keating Statement on the Trump Administration’s Pending Withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty
10/22/20 Engel Calls on Esper to Recommit to Upholding Human Rights in the U.S.-Indonesia Defense Relationship
10/16/20 Engel and Keating Urge Administration to Hold Turkey Accountable for Democratic Backsliding, Aggression
10/16/20 Engel, McCaul Statement on Turkey Testing Russian S-400
10/15/20 Engel, McCaul, Keating, Kinzinger on EU and UK Sanctioning Russian Operative Yevgeniy Prigozhin
10/14/20 Engel-McCaul Statement on Lukashenka’s Escalating Threats Against Peaceful Protestors
10/9/20 Top National Security Democrats to Esper: Commit to Current U.S. Troop Levels on Korean Peninsula
10/8/20 Engel Urges State Department to Support Return of Overseas Americans’ Ballots
10/8/20 Engel-McCaul Statement on Russia’s Efforts to Target Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
10/6/20 Engel Seeks Answers from State Department on Safeguards against White Supremacists Receiving Security Clearances
10/5/20 Engel Statement on USAGM Officials Breaching the “Firewall” and Targeting VOA Journalist
10/5/20 Engel & Castro Demand Records on Pompeo’s Recent Political Speeches
10/1/20 House Members Introduce Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act

September 2020

Date Title
9/30/20 Engel, Speier and Castro Take on Harassment and Discrimination in the State Department
9/29/20 Engel Statement on Eruption Of Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh
9/24/20 Engel Remarks at Hearing on the United States Agency for Global Media and U.S. International Broadcasting Efforts
9/23/20 Engel-McCaul Statement on Lukashenko's Surprise, Illegitimate Inauguration
9/23/20 Engel Releases Summary of State Department Records Undercutting Senate Republican Smear
9/18/20 Engel Obtains State Department Records Provided to Senate Committees in Biden Smear
9/18/20 Engel & McCaul Urge Afghan Leaders to Empower Women Throughout Peace Process
9/18/20 Engel Announces Subpoena for USAGM CEO Michael Pack
9/17/20 Engel Statement on Turkish Escalation in The Eastern Mediterranean
9/17/20 Engel, McCaul, Zeldin & Rose Offer Legislation Supporting Israel’s Normalization of Relations with UAE and Bahrain
9/17/20 Engel, Levin, Chabot, Cardin, Young Lead Congressional Support for Free and Fair Elections for Burma
9/16/20 Engel Remarks at Hearing on Firing of the State Department Inspector General
9/15/20 Engel, Menendez Lead Dems in Calling on USAGM to Renew Foreign National Journalist Visa Extensions
9/15/20 Engel Leads Bipartisan Group Calling on United Kingdom to Honor Good Friday Agreement
9/15/20 Engel Releases Records Showing State Department’s Attempt to Hide Facts in OIG Arms Sales Report
9/14/20 Engel Releases Affidavit from Former Acting Inspector General Stephen Akard
9/11/20 Engel Statement on Israel-Bahrain Agreement
9/11/20 Engel & Maloney Release Transcripts of Interviews with Lisa Kenna & Toni Porter
9/10/20 Engel Announces Hearing with Key Witnesses in Probe into Firing of State Department Inspector General
9/10/20 Engel Statement on Derkach Sanctions
9/10/20 Engel Leads House and Senate Democrats in Calling on Salvadoran President to Respect Press Freedom
9/8/20 Engel & McCaul Call for Investigation on Russia for Chemical Weapons Attack Against Alexey Navalny
9/4/20 Engel & Lowey Urge State Inspector General to Launch Probe into Pompeo’s RNC Speech
9/2/20 Engel Statement on Kosovo-Serbia Peace Talks
9/2/20 Engel Statement on Administration’s Sanctions on ICC Officials
9/1/20 Engel, Maloney, & Menendez Release Charles Faulkner Interview Transcript

August 2020

Date Title
8/31/20 Engel & McCaul Statement on Belarus Restricting Freedom of Press
8/28/20 Engel Announces Contempt Proceedings against Pompeo
8/28/20 Reps. Engel, Sires, and Meeks Urge Full Investigations into Recent Murders in Colombia
8/25/20 Engel, McCaul, Risch, and Menendez Statement on Third Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
8/24/20 Engel: Internal State Department Documents Show Pompeo RNC Speech Apparently Violates Legal Restrictions & His Own Instructions to Department Personnel
8/21/20 Engel Statement on Alexei Navalny Poisoning
8/21/20 Engel Statement on VOA Journalists Facing Expiring Visas
8/20/20 Engel Condemns Pompeo’s Latest Backing of Biden Smear Campaign
8/20/20 Engel Statement on Trump’s Failed Iran Policy
8/20/20 Engel-McCaul Statement on Iraqi Prime Minister’s Visit to Washington
8/19/20 Engel Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee’s Latest Report on Russian Interference and Support for Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
8/19/20 Engel Statement on Situation in Mali
8/18/20 Engel Statement on State Department Temper Tantrum
8/17/20 Engel Responds to Pompeo’s Defiance of Subpoena Supporting House Investigation of Politicization of State Department
8/17/20 Engel-McCaul Statement on Ongoing Demonstrations in Belarus and Russian Provocations
8/14/20 Engel & Levin Offer Trump Administration Official Chance to Clarify False Testimony on Arms Sales “Emergency” Declaration
8/13/20 Engel Statement on UAE-Israel Agreement
8/12/20 Engel Statement on Purge of USAGM Officials
8/12/20 Co-Chairs of the Latino Jewish Congressional Caucus Statement on the NO HATE ACT
8/11/20 Engel Statement on OIG Report on Arms Sales
8/10/20 Engel Statement on State Department’s Pre-Spin of OIG Arms Sales Report
8/10/20 Engel Statement on State Department’s Pre-Spin of OIG Arms Sales Report
8/10/20 Engel & McCaul Statement on Belarus Elections and Crackdowns
8/8/20 Engel Statement on Passing of Brent Scowcroft
8/7/20 Engel-McCaul Statement on the 12th Anniversary of the Russia-Georgia War
8/7/20 Engel and McCaul Statement Commemorating the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
8/7/20 House Foreign Affairs Committee Calls on U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson to Testify