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Sep 16, 2014

Rangel Applauds President Obama's Response To Ebola In West Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement after President Obama unveiled his plan to provide assistance to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Sep 11, 2014

Rangel Statement on Senate GOP Blocking Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Issues: Justice

Washington, DC - Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked passage of a constitutional amendment to overturn the misguided Citizens United decision by a vote of 54-42:

Sep 11, 2014

Rangel Statement on President's Plan on Dealing with ISIS

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement today in response to President Barack Obama's plans regarding the conflict in Syria and dealing with the jihadist group ISIS/ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria/Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)

Sep 9, 2014

Rangel Honors Corporal Alcántara with Renaming of Inwood Post Office Building

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passes H.R. 4443, honoring serviceman Juan M. Alcántara (Peña), who was killed by an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) during his second tour in Iraq, on August 6, 2007.

Sep 5, 2014

Rangel Statement on August Jobs Report

New York, NY - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. With businesses adding 134,000 jobs, this marks the 54th consecutive month of private sector job growth.

Sep 5, 2014

Rangel Calls on FTC to Strengthen Oversight of Food Marketing to Children

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today in calling the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen its oversight of food and beverage companies and ensure that they are making progress on reducing unhealthy food marketing to children.

Sep 1, 2014

Rangel Salutes Working Families on Labor Day

New York, NY - Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement in celebration of Labor Day, which falls on September 1, 2014.

Aug 14, 2014

Rangel Celebrates the 79th Anniversary of Social Security

New York, NY - Today Congressman Charles B. Rangel marked the 79th anniversary of the Social Security program being signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on August 14, 1935.

Aug 14, 2014

Rangel and Colleagues Call for Justice on Death of Eric Garner

Issues: Justice

NEW YORK – In the wake of the tragic killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died while subjected to an unauthorized chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo, United States Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, Gregory Meeks and Yvette D. Clarke stood in front of One Police Plaza and called upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) to intervene in the case.

Aug 14, 2014

Friends of Harlem Hospital Honors Rangel with Memorial Award

Issues: Healthcare

NEW YORK, NY - The Friends of Harlem Hospital honored Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) with the Memorial Award on Monday, August 11, 2014, at The Annual Golf and Tennis Outing fundraiser in White Plains, NY, for his commitment and support of the Harlem Hospital throughout his career as a lawyer, New York State Assemblyman and United States Congressman.