Eliot Engel is a Democratic politician who currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s 16th congressional district. He has been in his current district since 2013, but has been serving in the House since 1989. Previously, he represented New York’s 19th (1989 – 1993) and 17th (1993 – 2013) districts.
Engel was born in the Bronx. His grandparents were Ukranian Jews who immigrated from the Russian Empire.1https://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/2565176/jewish/In-Dnepropetrovsk-a-Stylish-Passover-Despite-Ukraines-Rumblings.htm