Rep. Eliot Engel

Representative from New York’s 16th District, Democrat

Engel, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 16th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Engel for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Eliot Engel sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Engel sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (36%) Health (18%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Energy (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)

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. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 1694: Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
Nay H.R. 3461: To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the ...
Sep 11, 2015. Failed.
Not Voting H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2016, Engel missed 1,306 of 17,791 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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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Primary Sources

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