Rep. Eliot Engel

Representative from New York’s 16th District, Democrat

Engel, a Democrat, is the representative for New York's 16th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

He was previously the representative for New York's 17th congressional district (1993-2012); and the representative for New York's 19th congressional district (1989-1992).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Engel.

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Eliot Engel sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Engel was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Engel sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (38%) Health (19%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Energy (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%) Social Welfare (4%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Engel’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Engel’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
Yea 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 ...
Nay 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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
Aye 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 ...
Nay H.R. 1363 (112th): Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Apr 9, 2011. Passed 348/70.
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Apr 2017, Engel missed 1,313 of 18,014 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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.

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