Eliot Engel serves as U.S. Representative of New York’s 16th Congressional District. Congressman Engel is the founder and co-chair of the House Oil and National Security Caucus, seeking clean, energy efficient alternatives to America’s over-reliance on oil. He serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, including the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Engel served in the New York State Assembly for 12 years, where he chaired the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, as well as the Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama Housing. Before that, he was a teacher and guidance counselor in the New York City public school system.
As a lifelong resident of the Bronx, Congressman Engel understands the importance of putting the interests of his constituents first. That’s why Congressman Engel is dedicated to pushing for meaningful campaign finance reform to protect our democracy and not the wealthy special interests. He was an original co-sponsor of the DISCLOSE Act, the Government by the People Act, and the Democracy for All Resolution, and introduced a constitutional amendment to address disenfranchisement and low voter participation in American elections.
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