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|Last election = [[New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 =$6.59
 
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|First elected = November 8, 1988
 
|First elected = November 8, 1988
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election = [[New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = [[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $ = 7,036,180
 
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|Prior office = [[New York State Assembly]] - District 81
 
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|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Profession = Junior High School Teacher
 
|Profession = Junior High School Teacher
|Net worth =$-10,498
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|Net worth =$56,502
 
|Religion = Judaism
 
|Religion = Judaism
 
|Office website = http://engel.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://engel.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Eliot Engel''' (b. February, 1947) 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 [[New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Engel had previously served the 17th district.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Eliot Engel''' (b. February, 1947, in New York, [[New York|NY]]) 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 [[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012, Engel had previously served the 17th District.  
  
Serrano is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 16th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Engel {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] and [[Working Families Party]] candidate seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 16th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''New York Board of Elections'', "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref> Engel ran unopposed for both nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NY_US_House_0624.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014]</ref>
  
Prior to his congressional career Engel served as a member of the [[New York State Assembly]] from 1977 to 1989.<ref name="bioguide"/>
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Prior to his congressional career, Engel served as a member of the [[New York State Assembly]] from 1977 to 1989.<ref name="bioguide"/>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==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.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=e000179 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "ENGEL, Eliot Lance, (1947 - )"]</ref>
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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.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=e000179 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "ENGEL, Eliot Lance, (1947 - )"]</ref>
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Prior to public service, Engel was a teacher and guidance counselor in the [[New York]] City public school system.<ref>[http://engel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester'' "Biography"]</ref>
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Prior to public service, Engel was a teacher and guidance counselor in the [[New York]] City public school system.<ref name=BIO>[http://engel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester'', "Biography"]</ref>
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Engel serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Engel serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Committee on Energy and Commerce]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Committee on Energy and Commerce]]
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Power
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Power
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Engel served on the following committees:<ref>[http://engel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester'' "Biography"]</ref>
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Engel served on the following committees:<ref name=BIO/>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Health
 
**Subcommittee on Health
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**Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
 
**Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====HR 644====
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====NDAA====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26972/eliot-engel?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UlRnNhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Engel's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Engel voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} Engel voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm Bill====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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Engel voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26972/eliot-engel?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UlRnixCmUrg ''Vote Smart'', "Engel on agriculture," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====King Amendment====
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Engel signed a letter sent to [[Collin Peterson]] in August 2013, asking him to keep [[Steve King (Iowa)|Steve King]]'s amendment out of the final Farm Bill.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/public-statement/806604/letter-to-ranking-member-collin-peterson-house-committee-on-agriculture-reject-rep-kings-provision-on-farm-bill#.UkBtzIakrMk ''Vote Smart'', "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013]</ref>  The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.<ref>[http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/17/king-farm-bill-amendment-angers-animal-advocates/ ''Time.com'', "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013]</ref>.  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.
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Engel voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay 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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===Healthcare===
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====Repealing Obamacare====
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{{Nay vote}} Engel has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26972/eliot-engel?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UlRooRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Engel's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26972/eliot-engel?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UlRo6BCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Engel on agriculture," accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
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 one 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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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 one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s070_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Eliot Engel's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Engel is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Engel received a score of 68 percent on social issues and 6 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name= Engel |Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/NY/Eliot_Engel.htm ''On The Issues'', "Eliot Engel Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Opposes
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|Iran=Opposes
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Engel {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014|16th District]]. Engel ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
Engel won re-election in 2012, but due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], he ran in the newly redrawn 16th district.<ref>[http://pelham.patch.com/articles/u-s-rep-engel-announce-re-election-bid ''Pelham Patch'' "U.S. Rep. Engel Announces Re-Election Bid," March 22, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
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Engel won re-election in 2012, but due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], he ran in the newly redrawn 16th District.<ref>[http://pelham.patch.com/articles/u-s-rep-engel-announce-re-election-bid ''Pelham Patch'', "U.S. Rep. Engel Announces Re-Election Bid," March 22, 2012]</ref> Engel defeated [[Aniello Grimaldi]] in the June 26 Democratic primary and then defeated [[Joseph McLaughlin]] (R) and [[Joseph Diaferia]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, New York," accessed November 7, 2012]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/141/Eliot-L-Engel Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Engel attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|Editdate= March 23, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00001003&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Eliot Engel" March 2013]</ref>
 
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|totalraised2008=1000776
 
|totalraised2008=1000776
 
|result2008=Won
 
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|totalraised2006=862882
 
|totalraised2006=862882
 
|result2006=Won
 
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|totalraised2002=1053537
 
|totalraised2002=1053537
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
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|totalraised2000=1097834
 
|totalraised2000=1097834
 
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===Individual breakdown===
 
===Individual breakdown===
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===2014===
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{{Eliot Engel 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Eliot Engel 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Engel's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001003&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Eliot Engel 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001003&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Eliot Engel 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Engel spent $6.59 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Eliot Engel 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Engel's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Eliot_Engel_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001003&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Eliot L. Engel 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 21, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001003&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Eliot L. Engel 2010 Election Data," accessed December 21, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Engel's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-166,994 and $279,998. That averages to '''$56,502''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Engel ranked as the 391st most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001003&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Eliot Engel (D-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Engel's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> increased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the [[113th Congress]], Engel is the ranking member of the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs]]. Engel received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Pro-Israel'' industry.
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From 1989-2014, '''29.03 percent of Engel's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001003&cycle=Career ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Eliot L. Engel," accessed September 26, 2014]</ref>
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|inddonor5 = 444275
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Engel is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]" as of June 20, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/eliot_engel/400122 ''Gov Track'' "Engel" Accessed June 20, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Engel is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]" as of  
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August 2014.<ref name=govtrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/eliot_engel/400122 ''GovTrack'', "Eliot Engel," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Engel received in June 2013.
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400122_Eliot_Engel ''OpenCongress'', "Eliot Engel," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref>
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Engel least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/eliot_engel/400122 ''GovTrack,'' "Eliot Engel" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Engel missed 1,205 of 16,387 roll call votes from January 1989 to August 2014. This amounts to 7.4 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack/>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Eliot_Engel.html ''LegiStorm'', "Eliot Engel," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Eliot_Engel.html ''LegiStorm'', "Eliot Engel," accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', 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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001003&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', 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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001003&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Eliot Engel (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Engel ranked 97th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013]</ref>
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Engel ranked 125th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Engel ranked 93rd in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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===Voting with party===
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A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Engel is married to Pat Engel. They have three children.<ref name=BIO/>
  
 
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A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Engel is married to Pat Engel. They have three children.<ref>[http://engel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[New York]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from New York]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[New York's 16th Congressional District]]
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*[[New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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==External links==
 
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*[http://engel.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel] ''official House site''
 
*[http://engel.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel] ''official House site''
 
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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$56,502
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Eliot Engel (b. February, 1947, in New York, NY) 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 a 2014 Democratic and Working Families Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 16th Congressional District of New York.[1] Engel ran unopposed for both nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[2]

Prior to his congressional career, Engel served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 1989.[3]

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.[3]

Career

Prior to public service, Engel was a teacher and guidance counselor in the New York City public school system.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Engel serves on the following committees:[5]

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

Key votes

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.[6] For more information pertaining to Engel's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

HR 644

See also: Bowe Bergdahl exchange

Neutral/Abstain On September 9, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 644, a resolution condemning President Barack Obama's act of exchanging five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.[8][9] The House voted 249-163 for resolution, with all Republicans and 22 Democrats supporting the bill. Fourteen Democrats and five Republicans did not vote on the resolution, while all other Democrats opposed its passage.[9] Engel did not vote on the resolution.[8][9]

NDAA

Nay3.png 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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Engel voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Engel voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Engel voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[12] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[13]

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.[14] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[15]. 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

Nay3.png 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.[16] 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.[17] Engel voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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 funded 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.[19] 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.[20]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png 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.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Engel has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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 one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Eliot Engel's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Engel is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Engel received a score of 68 percent on social issues and 6 percent on economic issues.[26]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[27]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[26]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

Engel is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 16th District. Engel ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. 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.[28] Engel defeated Aniello Grimaldi in the June 26 Democratic primary and then defeated Joseph McLaughlin (R) and Joseph Diaferia (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[29][30]

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

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Engel attends.


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Comprehensive donor history

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.[43]

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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.[44]

Eliot Engel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2013$51,286.29$95,100.00$(64,509.94)$81,876.35
July Quarterly[46]October 17, 2013$81,876.35$224,360.00$(108,645.60)$197,590.75
October Quarterly[47]October 15, 2013$197,590.75$84,900.00$(93,034.90)$189,455.85
Year-End Quarterly[48]December 31, 2013$189,455$183,110$(75,956)$244,609
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$244,609.29$184,195.00$(92,435.86)$336,368.43
Running totals
$771,665$(434,582.3)

2012

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.[50]

Cost per vote

Engel spent $6.59 per vote received in 2012.


2010

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.[51]


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Engel's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-166,994 and $279,998. That averages to $56,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Engel ranked as the 391st most wealthy representative in 2012.[52] Between 2004 and 2012, Engel's calculated net worth[53] increased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[54]

Eliot Engel Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$53,481
2012$56,502.00
Growth from 2004 to 2012:6%
Average annual growth:1%[55]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[56]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Engel is the ranking member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. Engel received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Pro-Israel industry.

From 1989-2014, 29.03 percent of Engel's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[57]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Eliot Engel Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $10,151,925
Total Spent $9,941,049
Ranking member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Pro-Israel$688,037
Health Professionals$661,802
Real Estate$643,795
Lawyers/Law Firms$508,771
Public Sector Unions$444,275
% total in top industry6.78%
% total in top two industries13.3%
% total in top five industries29.03%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Engel is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of August 2014.[58] This was the same rating Engel received in June 2013.

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.[59]

Engel most often votes with:

Engel least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Engel missed 1,205 of 16,387 roll call votes from January 1989 to August 2014. This amounts to 7.4 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[58]

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.[60]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Engel ranked 97th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[61]

2012

Engel ranked 125th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[62]

2011

Engel ranked 93rd in the liberal rankings in 2011.[63]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Engel voted with the Democratic Party 94.6 percent of the time, which ranked 47th among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.[64]

2013

Engel voted with the Democratic Party 96.2 percent of the time, which ranked 15th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[65]

Personal

A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Engel is married to Pat Engel. They have three children.[4]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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  53. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  54. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  55. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  56. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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