Read our 2016 Report Card for Engel.
Our unique analysis of the bills Engel has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Engel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Eliot Engel sits on the following committees:
Engel was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4939 (114th): United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016
- H.R. 1493 (114th): Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act
- H.R. 3177 (113th): PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013
- H.R. 1517 (111th): To allow certain U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who serve under an overseas limited appointment for at least 2 years, and whose service is rated fully ...
- H.R. 6199 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 245 North Main Street in New City, New York, as the “Kenneth Peter Zebrowski Post ...
- H.R. 5265 (110th): Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research, and Education Amendments of 2008
- H.R. 2295 (110th): ALS Registry Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Engel sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (39%) Health (17%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Energy (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%)
Some of Engel’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 991: Guaranteed 3 Percent COLA for Seniors Act of 2017
- H.Res. 104: Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership.
- H.Con.Res. 21: Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Australia alliance relationship.
- H.R. 830: STAND for Ukraine Act
- H.Res. 67: Expressing support for designation of November 2017, as “National Bladder Health Month”.
- H.R. 530: SECURE Our Democracy Act
- H.R. 550: Checkpoint Safety Act of 2017
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|Engel’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1363 (112th): Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Apr 9, 2011. Passed 348/70.
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
From Jan 1989 to Feb 2017, Engel missed 1,310 of 17,890 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills