Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel Tour Hebrew Home Here

Tour Nursing Home in Riverdale

BRONX- Washington power players Nancy Pelosi and Eliot Engel listened to Bronx seniors regarding health issues when they toured a nursing home in Riverdale.

Congressman Eliot Engel and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Hebrew Home President and CEO Dan Reingold on Monday for a tour of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, followed by a press conference to discuss the issues facing seniors in the Bronx and across the country. 

Other elected officials in attendance included Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz, and City Council Members Andrew Cohen and Andy King. The group toured the Hebrew Home campus, which recently celebrated its 100th Anniversary, before speaking about efforts to protect programs like Medicare and Social Security with Hebrew Home residents. 

"I'm delighted to be able to come here and introduce my good friend Nancy Pelosi," Engel said in his remarks. "Health care is very important to Nancy, and it’s very important to me. 
“There's been a war in Washington raging against Americans' health care, trying to destroy the Medicare guarantee, and that is not acceptable to me and definitely not acceptable to Nancy. We have fought together to preserve the Medicare and Social Security guarantees for our seniors and that’s why we voted against the 2018 House budget resolution which paved the way for tax cuts that don't help New York. On the issues that matter, Nancy is always at the forefront doing the right thing and getting results,” Engel said.
“Thank you Eliot Engel for your very generous remarks which I will accept on behalf of our House Democratic Caucus, which has had the courage to support the Affordable Care Act, to protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and so many issues. It’s an honor to be here at the Hebrew Home," Pelosi said in her remarks. "Eliot Engel has been a champion in the Congress on so many issues. On the Energy and Commerce Committee, which is the committee of jurisdiction that wrote the Affordable Care Act. “He was there to be sure that the Affordable Care Act would prolong the life of Medicare, close the donut hole, do so many things that would be important to the health and well-being of America – all of America – how it related to our seniors.

"In the President’s budget, he cut $1.4 trillion out of Medicaid. Medicaid covers a large amount of elder care, long-term health care whether in community, places like this or at home. Eliot Engel is there to fight against all of that. He just won’t tolerate it. Social Security disability benefits, the President cut all of it in his budget – Eliot said no to that. So he is there fighting every day, as a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the committee of jurisdiction, but also – when we say Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, please know this: in a few short months that means he will be Chairman of the Committee."

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bronx Stands Up to Hate

Bronx Stands Up to Hate

BRONX- Senator Jeff Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen and the Fieldston Property Homeowners Association hosted an Anti-Hate Forum Monday night at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. 

An eight-member panel comprised of the elected officials, educational, religious and community leaders led a discussion on religious tolerance and acceptance to our youth in light of a recent anti-Semitic hate crime in Fieldston where a teen was arrested for the incident. The teen is accused of writing anti-Semitic words on a Bronx house.

“Any act of anti-Semitism is appalling and inexcusable, but when perpetrated by minors it is our duty to educate our youth on religious acceptance and tolerance. What happened in Fieldston last month is heartbreaking on many fronts. On Monday night we sent a message that hate will not be tolerated, and it’s my hope this educational forum will help deter any future hate crimes against this community,” said Senator Jeff Klein. 

“We cannot tolerate any act of hatred in our community,” said Council Member Andrew Cohen. “It is important that we come together to take a strong stand against hatred, especially in light of the act of anti-Semitism that occurred last month in Fieldston. I thank all the community leaders who participated to educate our youth on kindness and tolerance.”

"With all the inflammatory rhetoric out there today, it is critically important for communities to come together and stand united against hate. I'm proud to join my colleagues in government and members of the community in saying we reject bigotry and intolerance. We are all Americans, united as one," said Congressman Eliot Engel.

In addition to stressing the importance of religious acceptance, Senator Klein highlighted legislation aimed at combatting hate crimes. Following the chilling rash of bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) last winter, Senator Klein and the Independent Democratic Conference introduced the Religious Freedom Package. One of the pieces of IDC legislation in the package addresses the Fieldston hate crime. The bill would create a specified offense for graffiti making as a hate crime. Currently graffiti vandalism is a misdemeanor, but the bill would elevate it to a felony if it’s made to target a person’s race,  color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Thursday, September 21, 2017