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  • US congressmen demand UNRWA reform

    05/28/2008 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies · 164+ views
    A group of bipartisan US congressmen is urging reform in UNRWA, the UN body that deals exclusively with Palestinian refugees and their descendants, and calling for alternative solutions to the containment of refugees in squalid camps. "The Palestinian refugees have been used as political pawns for the past 60 years by people who don't want peace in the Middle East," said Congressman Eliot Engel (D-New York) at a meeting of international parliamentarians hosted last week by the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, a bipartisan pro-Israel parliamentary group. "The UN has been part and parcel of this conspiracy," he said. Engel, who...
  • Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeats 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay and voters approve Medicaid expansion in Missouri

    08/05/2020 3:38:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 8/05/20 | Oma Seddiq, Grace Panetta
    **SNIP** In a major upset, activist, nurse, and pastor, Cori Bush won her second attempt to win the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District against 10-term incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay. Clay is the seventh House incumbent to lose renomination from his own party this cycle, along with Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), and Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS), who also lost his primary the night of August 4. Bush is part of a wave of progressive candidates cropping up around the country seeking to...
  • Democrats Gutted Anti-Hezbollah Legislation Days Before Attack on Israel

    08/05/2020 8:33:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 4, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Efforts to slash U.S. funding to Iranian terror group blocked by House Dems Just days before the Iranian-funded terror group Hezbollah waged a terrorist attack on Israel’s northern border, congressional Democrats gutted legislation that would have halted U.S. funding to the Lebanese military, which is almost entirely controlled by the terror group. Congress has been working on legislation that would slash millions in American taxpayer funding to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), which has long been under Hezbollah’s thumb. Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate have been pushing to cut this funding for some time, arguing that U.S....
  • AOC-Endorsed Candidate Set to Defeat Longtime Rep. Engel; Can't Wait to 'Cause Problems'

    06/25/2020 6:52:39 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Patrick Goodenough
    In New York’s 16th congressional district, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal backed by the Justice Democrats – as were all four squad members in 2018 – has declared victory over Rep. Eliot Engel, the 73-year-old chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of Congress since 1989. . . . “I’m a Black man raised by a single mother in a housing project,” Bowman tweeted on Wednesday. “That story doesn’t usually end in Congress. But today, that 11-year old boy beaten by police is about to be your Representative. I can’t wait to get...
  • Merkel Pushes E.U. 'Global Government' Role: The World Needs More Europe.....

    06/18/2020 5:04:43 AM PDT · by caww · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/18/2020 | SIMON KENT
    Merkel outlined her objectives Thursday for Germany’s forthcoming 6-month presidency of the EU, saying a more Global role and Enhanced International Governance are a way forward. This is not the first time Merkel has touted an E.U. global role...Her simple solution remains: more E.U. in more places more often. The presidency of the Council of the European Union passes among member states on a rotating basis and lasts for a six-month period, with Germany taking the role from July 1 until the end of the year.
  • Top Democrats introduce bill to stop Trump's Germany withdrawal

    06/18/2020 8:42:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 18 2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    A pair of top Democrats has introduced a bill aimed at blocking President Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Germany. The bill, introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in their respective chambers, would prohibit funding to implement a withdrawal in Europe unless several conditions are met. “The current U.S. troop presence in Germany is in the U.S. national security interest. Full stop,” Menendez said in a statement. “The administration has made no effort to explain how our country is stronger because of this...
  • Black lawmakers rally behind Engel in primary fight

    06/15/2020 9:26:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 15 2020 | Scott Wong and Mike Lillis
    Powerful Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members are rallying behind longtime Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) as he fends off a tough primary challenge from a progressive African American candidate, Jamaal Bowman. Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), whose endorsement helped propel Joe Biden to the presidential nomination, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the caucus chairman seen as the heir apparent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.), threw their support behind Engel, a pro-Israel Jewish American and 16-term House veteran, over the weekend. So has the influential House Financial Services Committee chairwoman, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and the CBC’s political action committee, led by...
  • Engel, on hot mic, begs for speaking time at NY protest event: ‘If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care'

    06/02/2020 2:09:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 02 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., was caught on a hot mic Tuesday saying he “wouldn’t care” about not being allowed to speak at a news conference about the unrest in his Bronx district following the death of George Floyd – if he wasn't in a competitive Democratic primary. “If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care,” Engel can be heard telling Bronx President Ruben Diaz twice, as he asks for a chance to speak at a news conference with city and state officials. “Don’t do that to me,” Diaz responded.
  • Democrats launch investigation into 'unprecedented' firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

    05/16/2020 2:53:14 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2020 | Zachary Halaschak
    Democrats announced that they are beginning an investigation into President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Linick’s removal. The lawmakers requested all records about Linick’s firing from the White House, the State Department, and the State Department Office of Inspector General by next Friday.
  • Congress passes resolution to restrain Trump on Iran

    03/11/2020 9:56:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.11.2020 | lc/rc (AP, AFP)
    Both chambers of the US Congress on Wednesday gave final approval to a resolution to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran. The vote comes after months of soaring tensions between the US and Iran. The House of Representatives voted 227-186 to join the Senate in support of the resolution. The measure would prevent any military action against Iran without Congress voting for it explicitly. However, the resolution is likely to be vetoed by Trump, due to the lack of a majority within the Democratic Party and divergent Republicans. […] The resolution “sends a clear message that American people don’t...
  • Engel: Trump’s Syria Actions Show There’s Not Leadership in Oval Office...

    11/02/2019 10:18:33 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/02/2019 | Ian Hatchett
    During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY) stated that President Trump’s actions in Syria have shown that “there’s no longer real leadership coming from the Oval Office. Now, it’s on Congress to step in.” Transcript as Follows:
  • Pelosi Leads High-Level Bipartisan Delegation to Jordan

    10/20/2019 2:17:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 37 replies ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2019 | Nancy Pelosi
    MENU      STAY INFORMED Press ReleasesBlogArticlesReportsSpeeches Pelosi Leads High-Level Bipartisan Delegation to Jordan OCTOBER 19, 2019  PRESS RELEASE Amman, Jordan — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and top U.S. government officials.“This evening, our bipartisan delegation was honored to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and senior Jordanian officials,” Speaker Pelosi said.  “We expressed our continued appreciation for the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Jordan and engaged in a...
  • House Spk.Pelosi Holds Talks In Jordan With King Abdullah..(Doesn't the Logan Act apply to her?)

    10/19/2019 10:28:00 PM PDT · by caww · 110 replies
    OANN ^ | 10/201019 | David Shepardson
    Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials. The U.S. delegation included the heads of key House committees including .. 'Eliot Engel', 'Bennie Thompson', 'Adam Schiff','Mac Thornberry'. Pelosi said in a statement the visit was at “a critical time for the security and stability of the region… With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia.”
  • House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment

    10/18/2019 4:09:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Republicans are calling for the committee chairpersons overseeing the impeachment inquiry to release the guidelines and regulations under which depositions and transcriptions of testimony are being conducted. “We write to demand the release of the rules that are governing the depositions and transcribed interviews being conducted by the joint action of your three committees,” nearly 80 GOP lawmakers said in their Friday letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Oversight and Reform Committee acting Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) "The secrecy in which these depositions and interviews are being conducted,...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Rep. Engel (D-NY) Caves To Islamic Pressure; Australian & Belgian Anti-Semitism....

    10/08/2019 4:29:26 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 3 replies
    Adina Kutnicki ^ | 10/08/2019 | Adina Kutnicki
    YOU know that the truth has been turned upside its head – that the west has gone off its axis – when a consistent, moral Congressional voice against Islamic terrorism, Rep. Engel (D-NY), is muted. DOA. Effectively, said heretofore mainstream Democrat can no longer be relied upon to lead the way. Inexorably, a tragedy of monumental proportions. In tandem, the newly reduced sheeple demonstrated his downfall via his participation in the latest scalp-hunt, that is, IMPEACHMENT! Craven-like....
  • House Democrats subpoena White House for Ukraine documents [Developing]

    10/04/2019 3:45:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2019 | Cristina Marcos
    House Democrats have followed through on their threat to issue a subpoena to the White House for documents concerning President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The chairmen of three House panels notified acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney of the subpoena in a letter on Friday. The subpoena is being issued by the chamber's Oversight and Reform Committee. Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) warned in a memo on Wednesday that he would issue the subpoena if the White House didn't comply by the end of the week. But Cummings and the other two committee chairmen leading the impeachment...
  • Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in impeachment decision

    08/22/2019 2:50:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/19 | Olivia Beavers
    House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is asking four other top committee leaders to share any documents or materials they think could be related to his committee’s investigation into possible obstruction and potential abuses of power by President Trump. In a letter on Thursday, Nadler wrote to Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) to ask them to provide such information as Nadler's committee weighs whether to introduce articles of impeachment against the president. "I am writing to request information, including documents...
  • AOC attack group targets top Dem -- who voted with her 96% of the time but criticized Omar

    06/21/2019 4:57:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Lukas Mikelionis
    A far-left group backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is supporting a political newcomer to unseat a 30-year Democratic New York congressman who called out Rep. Ilhan Omar over anti-Semitism. Justice Democrats, a group that initially recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run against former Rep. Joe Crowley, is targeting Rep. Eliot Engel. REP. COLLINS ON AOC'S 'APPALLING' CRITICISM OF BORDER FACILITIES: IT'S EITHER 'BLISSFUL IGNORANCE' OR ANTI-SEMITISM The candidacy of Jamaal Bowman, a 43-year-old public middle school teacher, was put forward by Justice Democrats in a continued effort to elect more progressive Democrats to Congress, the New York Times reported. House Foreign Affairs...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA calls on Congress to pressure Trump

    05/30/2019 11:54:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 05/31/19 04:12 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh is calling on members of the US Congress to sound their voices in order to save the two-state solution. In a meeting in Ramallah on Thursday with Congressman Eliot Engel, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Shtayyeh stressed the importance of congressional pressure on the Trump administration to lift the sanctions on the PA and put an end to what he called the “economic war” against the PA. […] Israel, he claimed, has violated all the agreements it signed, and in particular the Paris Agreement (the economic agreement), when it offset the...