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Engel Joins Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Markey at Green New Deal Introduction

Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel today joined House colleague Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Ed Markey, and other Congressional Democrats as the group introduced the Green New Deal resolution.

The resolution represents a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change by completely overhauling the nation’s energy sector. It also seeks to make major investments in education, infrastructure, and health care.

“Tackling climate change has been a huge priority of mine for many, many years,” Engel said. “I have long been a staunch advocate for renewable fuels, and have always believed that we need to invest in clean, green energy to break our dependence on fossil fuels, transform our economy, and move us into a more hospitable 21st century. One of the best ways to do that is to support a Green New Deal. I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of the first Green New Deal legislation, authored by Senator Markey and my House colleague Representative Ocasio-Cortez.

“The goals of the Green New Deal, in addition to ending our use of fossil fuel, include expanding job opportunities for Americans in the burgeoning clean energy sector. This will in turn ensure that as our energy sector transforms, so too will our economy. No longer will a select few stand to gain from the economic prosperity a 21st century economy can offer.”

As a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, Engel has authored and successfully passed numerous amendments to appropriations bills that require all new federal vehicles to be alternative fuel vehicles. He has also cosponsored bills that would bring an end to new fossil fuel projects and move our electricity and most transportation systems to 100% renewable energy by 2035.


Engel Remarks at Markup of Climate Action Now Act


Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at a full committee markup of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act

Engel Remarks on the Climate Action Now Act


Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at a press conference on the introduction of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act

Engel Receives 100% Score on League of Conservation Voters 2018 National Environmental Scorecard


Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has received a 100% score from the League of Conservation Voters on their 2018 National Environmental Scorecard

Engel Meets with Army Corps in DC to Discuss Flood Control and Dredging in Westchester & Bronx


Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, yesterday welcomed Colonel Thomas Asbery, Commander and District Engineer, of the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to his Washington D.C. office to discuss flood control and dredging projects affecting Westchester and the Bronx

Engel, Ros-Lehtinen Reintroduce Bipartisan Open Fuel Act


Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have reintroduced the Open Fuel Act, legislation that would require 50 percent of new automobiles in 2020, 80 percent in 2021, and 80 percent in each subsequent year, to operate on nonpetroleum fuels in addition to or instead of petroleum based fuels