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).



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

From Jan 1989 to Sep 2016, Engel missed 1,302 of 17,725 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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