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August 2020

Date Title
8/5/20 Engel & Maloney Statement on Resignation of State Department Acting Inspector General Akard
8/5/20 Waters, Engel, Clyburn, Maloney, Green Launch Investigation into $765 Million Deal Between Trump Administration and Kodak Files
8/3/20 Engel, Maloney, and Menendez Announce Subpoenas for Additional Witnesses in Investigation of IG Linick’s Firing and Release Details of Recent Witness Testimony
8/3/20 Engel Statement on USAID Political Appointee Merritt Corrigan

July 2020

Date Title
7/31/20 Engel & Sires Seek Answers on Reported Political Activity by U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
7/31/20 Engel Subpoenas Records from Pompeo-Senate GOP Smear Campaign against Bidens
7/31/20 Engel & Menendez Statement on Beijing’s Crackdowns Under the Hong Kong National Security Law
7/30/20 Engel Statement on State Department’s Report on Holocaust Restitution
7/29/20 Engel Statement on Trump's Plan to Fragment U.S. Troop Presence in Europe
7/24/20 Engel Statement on Trump Administration’s Changes to Drone Export Policy
7/23/20 Engel and McCaul Applaud Passage of State Department Authorization in NDAA
7/23/20 Engel Remarks at Hearing on the The Administration’s Foreign Assistance Budget Request
7/22/20 House Democrats Call for Resignation of Dangerous USAID Political Appointee
7/12/20 Engel Statement on Hagia Sophia
7/9/20 Engel Introduces Legislation to Combat Foreign Election Interference
7/8/20 Engel Calls on State Department to Combat Cybercrime
7/8/20 Engel Statement on the Retirement of Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman
7/7/20 Engel Statement on Withdrawal from World Health Organization
7/7/20 Engel & Sires Statement on Egypt’s Release of Mohamed Amashah
7/2/20 Engel Condemns Putin’s Attempts to Legitimize His Autocratic Grip on Power
7/1/20 Engel and McCaul Lead Bipartisan House Legislation Condemning China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong
7/1/20 Engel Statement on Bulatao Hearing
7/1/20 Foreign Affairs Democrats Demand Answers from Pompeo on the Administration’s Complicity in Putin’s Scheme to Kill American Servicemembers in Afghanistan

June 2020

Date Title
6/26/20 Engel Calls for U.S. Action on Duterte’s Assaults on Press Freedom
6/23/20 Engel Calls on New Head of USAGM to Testify before Foreign Affairs Committee
6/22/20 Engel and Maloney Announce Joint Depositions of Key Witnesses in Probe of President Trump’s Firing of State IG
6/22/20 Engel Announces Hearing with Key Witness in Probe of Linick Firing
6/19/20 Lowey, Engel Demand Explanation for New USAGM CEO's Firing of Senior Officials, Disbanding of Advisory Boards
6/18/20 Engel & Menendez Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Funding for Trump's Reckless Troop Withdrawal from Germany
6/18/20 Lowey, Engel Statement on New USAGM CEO's Firing of Senior Officials, Disbanding of Advisory Boards
6/18/20 Engel Statement on Reported Visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House
6/17/20 Engel Statement on Ambassador Bolton’s Revelations about Trump & China
6/17/20 Engel Statement on Syria Caesar Act Sanctions
6/16/20 Engel Raises the Alarm on Impending Firing Spree at USAGM
6/15/20 Engel Statement on Resignation of VOA Leadership and CDC Exclusion of VOA
6/15/20 Engel Statement on Paul Whelan Conviction
6/12/20 Engel Responds to State Department’s Agreement to Produce Central Figure in Linick Probe
6/12/20 Engel Statement on Election Reform in Albania
6/12/20 Engel Introduces Legislation Condemning Putin Crony Yevgeniy Prigozhin
6/10/20 Engel Statement on Malachy McAllister
6/10/20 Engel, Maloney, Menendez, Connolly, and Castro Release Transcript of Interview with Inspector General Linick
6/8/20 Engel, McCaul, Risch, and Menendez Statement on Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act
6/5/20 Engel Statement on Trump Plan to Withdraw Troops from Germany
6/5/20 Engel to Barsa: Attack on Women’s Reproductive Health Has No Place in COVID Response
6/5/20 Engel Statement on the Confirmation of Michael Pack as USAGM CEO
6/4/20 Engel Statement on Tiananmen Square Massacre Anniversary
6/3/20 Engel Statement on Anniversary of June Sudan Massacre
6/3/20 Engel, Maloney, Menendez, Connolly & Castro Statement on IG Linick’s Interview
6/1/20 Engel Statement on Chinese Aggression Along India China Border

May 2020

Date Title
5/29/20 Engel, Maloney, & Menendez Announce Expansion of Probe into IG Linick’s Firing
5/29/20 Engel Statement on Trump’s Press Conference
5/29/20 House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats Demand Answers on Trump’s Illegal Withdrawal from Open Skies
5/28/20 Engel & Menendez Demand Answers on Trump Administration LGBTI Policy in the Americas
5/28/20 Chairs Object to President’s Decision to Use Taxpayer Funds to Buy Faulty Russian Ventilators, Then Gift Hundreds of U.S. Ventilators to Putin Despite Urgent Needs Here
5/27/20 Engel, Thompson, Deutch, & Rose Introduce Legislation to Create National Counterterrorism Commission
5/27/20 Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats Criticize Administration over Apparently Retaliatory Firing of State IG
5/27/20 Engel Statement on the Trump Administration’s Hong Kong Policy
5/26/20 Engel & McCaul Call for Putin Regime to Release Paul Whelan After Sham Trial
5/22/20 Engel Statement on Foreign Policy Impact of President Trump Sending Ventilators as Personal Favor to Putin
5/22/20 Engel Statement on Proposed Hong Kong National Security Legislation
5/22/20 Engel & Smith Denounce Trump Administration’s Illegal Withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty
5/21/20 Engel Statement on Trump Administration Withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty
5/21/20 Engel Raises Alarm on Pompeo’s Political Scheme with Senate Republicans
5/20/20 Engel Statement on Investigation of IG Linick’s Removal
5/18/20 Engel & Castro Call on Pompeo to Provide Information on Barriers to Diversity at State Department
5/16/20 Engel & Menendez Launch Probe into Removal of State Department Inspector General
5/15/20 Engel Statement on the Firing of Inspector General Linick
5/12/20 Engel & McCaul Welcome State Department Repatriation Efforts and Urge Review of Lessons Learned
5/12/20 Engel, Thompson, Nadler, & Menendez Reject Administration’s Legal Explanation for Halting Asylum Processing
5/11/20 Engel & McCaul Introduce Legislation Urging Accountability for Putin's Human Rights Abuses
5/11/20 Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats Condemn Trump's Plans to Cut Russian Deterrence Initiative to Fund Border Wall
5/8/20 Engel & McCaul Joint Statement on Afghanistan Violence
5/8/20 Engel, McCaul, Risch, & Menendez Call on World Leaders to Support Taiwan’s Participation in WHO
5/8/20 Engel Statement on New Iraqi Prime Minister
5/8/20 House Foreign Affairs Committee Hosts Virtual Forum with Madeleine Albright
5/6/20 Engel Statement on Trump’s Veto of the Iran War Powers Resolution
5/5/20 Engel Statement on Appointment of Ambassador Gidwitz as Acting Representative to the European Union
5/4/20 Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority of House Members Calls on Administration to Extend Iran Arms Embargo
5/1/20 Joint Statement of Four Foreign Affairs Committee Chairs on Transatlantic Leadership to Combat Covid-19
5/1/20 Engel & Sires Call on Secretary Pompeo to Resume Life-Saving Assistance for Venezuela
5/1/20 Engel Statement on Germany’s Designation of Hezbollah as a Terror Organization

April 2020

Date Title
4/29/20 Engel & Sires Urge Salvadoran President to Respect Democratic Norms
4/27/20 Engel Launches Inquiry into Trump Decision to Halt WHO Funding
4/24/20 Engel Statement on the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
4/23/20 Top Lawmakers Call for Action to Combat COVID-19 in Rohingya Refugee Camps
4/23/20 Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats to Trump: Resume Funding to WHO
4/23/20 Top Lawmakers Call for Action to Combat COVID-19 in Rohingya Refugee Camps
4/14/20 Engel Statement on Resumption of U.S. Aid to Central America
4/14/20 Engel Condemns Trump Decision to Withhold Funding from the World Health Organization
4/13/20 Engel & Menendez Express Concern about Trump Administration Approach to Serbia & Kosovo
4/10/20 House Chairs Condemn President’s Assault on IGs
4/10/20 Engel, Thompson, Nadler Statement on Trump Administration’s Suspension of Asylum Processing
4/10/20 House Chairs Condemn President’s Assault on IGs
4/8/20 Engel & McCaul Urge Airlines to Work with State Department to Help Bring Americans Home
4/7/20 Smith, Engel, Reed, & Menendez Statement on Open Skies Treaty
4/3/20 Engel Calls on Trump Administration to Restrict Exports of Medical Equipment
4/3/20 Engel & Menendez Propose Policies for Addressing COVID-19 in Iran

March 2020

Date Title
3/31/20 Engel, McCaul Statement on Death of State Department Employee from COVID-19
3/30/20 Engel Statement on Orban’s Coronavirus Power Grab
3/27/20 Engel Statement on U.S. Policy toward Kosovo