Eliot L. Engel

Eliot L. Engel DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Eliot L. EngelDEMDemocrat American politician
75
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35
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NYResidence (state)

Eliot Lance Engel (born February 18, 1947) is an American politician who served as a U.S. representative from New York from 1989 to 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented a district covering portions of the north Bronx and southern Westchester County. In 2019, following Democratic gains in the 2018 elections, he took over as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; he previously was its ranking member from 2013, following Howard Berman's reelection defeat in 2012. He had won his first Congressional election in 1989 by defeating Mario Biaggi, who did not campaign though his name was on the ballot. 31 years later Biaggi’s granddaughter, now a New York State Senator, threw her support behind Engel’s opponent. In 2020, after 16 terms in office, Engel was defeated in the Democratic primary by middle school principal Jamaal Bowman.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$1,547,520
Total Raised
$2,051,948
Total Spent
$197,027
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
New York Law School
JD
1987
Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
MA Guidance and Counseling
1973
Hunter-Lehman College
BA History
1969
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2013
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1993 - 2013
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1989 - 1993
Representative
New York State Assembly
1977 - 1988
Teacher
New York City Public Schools
1969 - 1976
Other Experience1 - 47 of 47
Bronx Democratic District Leader
1974 - 1976
Former Co-Chair
Albanian Issues Caucus
Current
Former Co-Chair
Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus
Current
Former Co-Chair
Fragile X Caucus
Current
Former Co-Chair
European Union Caucus
Current
Former Co-Chair
Ad-Hoc Committee for Irish Affairs
Current
Former Co-Chair
House Oil and National Security Caucus
Current
Former Co-Chair
Allergy and Asthma Caucus
Current
Former Member
Renewable and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Current
Former Member
HIV/AIDS Caucus
Current
Former Member
Task Force on Anti-Semitism
Current
Former Member
Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus
Current
Former Member
Animal Protection Caucus
Current
Former Member
Long Island Sound Caucus
Current
Former Member
Pro-Choice Caucus
Current
Former Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Current
Former Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Current
Former Member
New Democrat Coalition
Current
Former Member
Arts Caucus
Current
Former Member
LGBT Caucus
Current
Founder
House Oil and National Security Caucus
Former Associate Member
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama Housing, New York State Assembly
Former Chair
Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, New York State Assembly
Former Co-Chair
Peace Accord Monitoring Group
Former Co-Chair
United Nations Working Group
Former Member
Congressional Urban Caucus
Former Member
Older Americans Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy (Energy and Commerce), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Education Task Force
Former Member
Congressional Competitiveness Caucus
Former Member
Communications and Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Former Member
Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Former Member
Congressional Aerospace Caucus
Former Member
African Trade and Investment Caucus
Former Member
Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
9/11 Health Caucus
Former Member
Hudson Valley Caucus
Former Member
Human Rights Caucus
Former Member
Democratic Study Group
Former Member
Democratic Task Force on Health
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Democratic Homeland Security Caucus
Former Vice Chair
Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security