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{{Oppose vote}} Engel voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26972/eliot-engel?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UlRoLRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Engel's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Oppose vote}} Engel voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26972/eliot-engel?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UlRoLRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Engel's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
 
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Eliot Engel
Eliot Engel.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 16
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1989-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJose E. Serrano (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.59 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,036,180
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly - District 81
1977-1989
Education
Bachelor'sHunter-Lehman College, City University of New York
Master'sHerbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
J.D.New York Law School
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1947
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionJunior High School Teacher
Net worth$-10,498
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Eliot Engel (b. February, 1947, in New York, New York) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 16th congressional district. Engel was first elected to the House in 1989 and is currently serving his twelfth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012, Engel had previously served the 17th district.

Engel is running for re-election in New York's 16th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career, Engel served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 1989.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Engel is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Engel was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from Hunter-Lehman College, City University of New York in 1969, an M.A. from Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York in 1973 and a J.D. from New York Law School in 1987.[1]

Career

Prior to public service, Engel was a teacher and guidance counselor in the New York City public school system.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Engel serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Engel served on the following committees:[4]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (Ranking Member)
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
    • Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Engel's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "No" Engel voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Engel voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Engel voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Engel voted in opposition of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Engel voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[9] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[10]

King Amendment

Engel signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[11] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[12]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[13] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[14] Engel voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[16] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Engel voted for HR 2775.[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Engel voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[18] The vote largely followed party lines.[19]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Engel has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[20]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Engel voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Engel voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2014

Engel is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2012

Engel won re-election in 2012, but due to New York's redistricting, he ran in the newly redrawn 16th district.[23] Engel defeated Aniello Grimaldi in the June 26 Democratic primary and then defeated Joseph McLaughlin (R) and Joseph Diaferia (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[24][25]

U.S. House, New York District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot Engel Incumbent 66.4% 179,561
     Republican Joseph McLaughlin 20% 53,935
     Green Joseph Diaferia 1.1% 2,974
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 12.5% 33,850
Total Votes 270,320
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
U.S. House, New York District 16 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEliot Engel Incumbent 90.9% 12,524
Aniello Grimaldi 9.1% 1,261
Total Votes 13,785

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Engel is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Engel raised a total of $7,036,180 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[38]

Eliot Engel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 16) Won $1,062,605
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $981,834
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $1,000,776
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $862,882
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $976,712
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $1,053,537
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $1,097,834
Grand Total Raised $7,036,180

Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Engel’s reports.[39]

Eliot Engel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2013$51,286.29$95,100.00$(64,509.94)$81,876.35
July Quarterly[41]October 17, 2013$81,876.35$224,360.00$(108,645.60)$197,590.75
October Quarterly[42]October 15, 2013$197,590.75$84,900.00$(93,034.90)$189,455.85
Year-End Quarterly[43]December 31, 2013$189,455$183,110$(75,956)$244,609
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$244,609.29$184,195.00$(92,435.86)$336,368.43
Running totals
$771,665$(434,582.3)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Engel's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Engel won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Engel's campaign committee raised a total of $1,062,606 and spent $1,182,937.[45]

Cost per vote

Engel spent $6.59 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Engel's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Engel was re-elected to the U.S. House for a twelfth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $981,834 and spent $1,063,388.[46]
U.S. House, New York District 17, 2010 - Eliot Engel Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $981,834
Total Spent $1,063,388
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $132,785
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $132,770
Top contributors to Eliot Engel's campaign committee
Verizon Communications$24,800
Monroe College$19,500
St George's University$15,600
National Action Cmte$12,500
Passion Growers$10,100
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$114,400
Real Estate$87,990
Pro-Israel$64,250
Lawyers/Law Firms$56,350
Education$45,850

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Engel is a "moderate Democratic leader," as of June 20, 2013.[47]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[48]

Engel most often votes with:

Engel least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Engel missed 1,171 of 15,369 roll call votes from Jan 1989 to Apr 2013, which is 7.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [49]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Engel paid his congressional staff a total of $1,017,034 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[50]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Engel's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-230,994 to $209,998. That averages to $-10,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 105.28% from 2010.[51]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Engel's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $68,005 to $329,999. Averaging to a net worth of $199,002 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[52]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Engel ranked 125th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[53]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Engel ranked 93rd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[54]

Voting with party

June 2013

Eliot Engel voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 15th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[55]

Personal

A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Engel is married to Pat Engel. They have three children.[56]

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "ENGEL, Eliot Lance, (1947 - )"
  2. U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester "Biography"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester "Biography"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Engel's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 8, 2013
  8. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  9. Vote Smart, "Engel on agriculture", accessed October 8, 2013
  10. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  11. Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill", accessed September 23, 2013
  12. Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates", accessed September 18, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Engel's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 8, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Engel's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 8, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "Engel on agriculture," accessed October 8, 2013
  22. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  23. Pelham Patch "U.S. Rep. Engel Announces Re-Election Bid," March 22, 2012
  24. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  25. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
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  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
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  40. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel April Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Eliot Engel April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  45. Open Secrets "Eliot Engel 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  46. Open Secrets "Eliot L. Engel 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 21, 2011
  47. Gov Track "Engel" Accessed June 20, 2013
  48. OpenCongress, "Eliot Engel," Accessed August 6, 2013
  49. GovTrack, "Eliot Engel" Accessed April 2013
  50. LegiStorm, "Eliot Engel," Accessed October 1, 2012
  51. OpenSecrets.org "Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
  52. OpenSecrets.org, "Eliot Engel (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
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  54. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  55. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  56. U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
José E. Serrano
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 16
2013-Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Jerrold Nadler
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 17
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Nita Lowey
Preceded by
Mario Biaggi
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 19
1989-1993
Succeeded by
Hamilton Fish IV
Preceded by
Alan Hochberg
New York Assembly - District 81
1977-1989
Succeeded by
Stephen Kaufman