USINPAC Expresses Deepest Condolences on Passing of Arun Jaitley, Former Finance Minister and BJP Leader

Washington DC: USINPAC issued the following statement on the passing of former Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley:  “Every now and then a great leader appears on the world stage, and Shri Arun Jaitley was among the greats,” said Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC. “Shri Jaitley was insightful, treasured and a leader’s leader. Having accompanied … Read moreUSINPAC Expresses Deepest Condolences on Passing of Arun Jaitley, Former Finance Minister and BJP Leader

USINPAC CELEBRATES INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY AND BETTER TOMORRW FOR KASHMIR

Washington DC:  In celebration of India’s 72 years of Independence from British rule, USINPAC issues a statement and commends Prime Minister Modi for taking a fresh look at the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) under Article 370.  In 1947, after India was acrimoniously partitioned and Pakistan came into being, J&K’s accession has been … Read moreUSINPAC CELEBRATES INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY AND BETTER TOMORRW FOR KASHMIR

India provision in the Defense Bill moves ahead

Washington DC :As reported by USINPAC, the House and Senate will have to conference their FY2020 National Defense Authorization (NDAA) bills before presenting a final package to the President for signature. When the House and Senate go to conference, this means they work out their differences between the two bills. The Senate and House have … Read moreIndia provision in the Defense Bill moves ahead

U.S. House Passes FY 2020 NDAA Including Language for U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

Washington DC :USINPAC has long advocated for defense trade and cooperation between India and the United States and is pleased that the Indian American community continues to play an important role in galvanizing support for Congressional action. Thanks to combined efforts from the community and bi-partisan support in Congress, the U.S. House voted on the … Read moreU.S. House Passes FY 2020 NDAA Including Language for U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

USINPAC Getting It Done for High-Skilled Immigrants

Washington DC :As USINPAC first reported in February, Congressional lawmakers in the House and Senate have been working to push and pass legislation which lifts the per-country caps for employment-based visas. With the strong backing of the Indian American community, the House finally passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act on July 10, … Read moreUSINPAC Getting It Done for High-Skilled Immigrants

USINPAC Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Legislation for India as Major Defense Partner

Washington DC : Last week, USINPAC announced that Chairman Brad Sherman of the House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment along with Congressman Joe Wilson are advancing legislation, H.R. 2123, to recognize India as a Major Defense Partner of the United States.  Mr. Holding, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Yoho and Mr. Bera are cosponsors.  … Read moreUSINPAC Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Legislation for India as Major Defense Partner

USINPAC Commends Chairman Brad Sherman and Congressman Joe Wilson On Advancing US-India Strategic Relationship

Washington DC : Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, issued a strong statement commending Chairman Brad Sherman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation and Congressman Joe Wilson for offering H.R. 2123, the United States-India Enhanced Cooperation Act of 2019.  Mr. Holding, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Yoho and Mr. Bera are also cosponsors. … Read moreUSINPAC Commends Chairman Brad Sherman and Congressman Joe Wilson On Advancing US-India Strategic Relationship

USINPAC Commends Chairman Brad Sherman for Holding Upcoming Hearing on U.S. Interests in South Asia Copy

Washington DC : USINPAC commends Chairman Brad Sherman of the House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation for holding an upcoming Congressional hearing on U.S. Interests in South Asia in the wake of India’s recent elections.  India’s election was the largest the world has ever known. Over 600 million people voted, and Prime Minister Narendra … Read moreUSINPAC Commends Chairman Brad Sherman for Holding Upcoming Hearing on U.S. Interests in South Asia Copy

USINPAC Submits Testimony Before Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation Regarding U.S. Interests in South Asia

Washington DC : USINPAC submitted testimony for historical purposes before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation regarding U.S. Interests in South Asia.  The hearing was held by the direction of Chairman Brad Sherman. The full text of remarks by Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, may be accessed at USINPAC.org. … Read moreUSINPAC Submits Testimony Before Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation Regarding U.S. Interests in South Asia

USINPAC Commends Chairman Brad Sherman for Holding Upcoming Hearing on U.S. Interests in South Asia

Washington DC : USINPAC commends Chairman Brad Sherman of the House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation for holding an upcoming Congressional hearing on U.S. Interests in South Asia in the wake of India’s recent elections.  India’s election was the largest the world has ever known. Over 600 million people voted, and Prime Minister Narendra … Read moreUSINPAC Commends Chairman Brad Sherman for Holding Upcoming Hearing on U.S. Interests in South Asia

President Trump Announces New Immigration Plan Copy

Washington DC: President Trump announced a new immigration plan that he says would “transform” America’s immigration system. The plan would move the nation from a system that favors family ties to one that focuses on highly-skilled workers. According to Administration officials, about 66 percent of immigrants are admitted to the US based on family ties. … Read morePresident Trump Announces New Immigration Plan Copy

Usinpac Commends PM Modi On Another Historic Win

Washington DC: USINPAC commends PM Narendra Modi on another landslide election. “He hit it out of the park,” Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, said. PM Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the majority of seats in parliament with over 600 million people voting in a six-week process. PM Modi thanked India in a … Read moreUsinpac Commends PM Modi On Another Historic Win

President Trump Announces New Immigration Plan

Washington DC: President Trump announced a new immigration plan that he says would “transform” America’s immigration system. The plan would move the nation from a system that favors family ties to one that focuses on highly-skilled workers. According to Administration officials, about 66 percent of immigrants are admitted to the US based on family ties. … Read morePresident Trump Announces New Immigration Plan

USINPAC Welcomes Women Business Leaders From India Copy

Washington DC: USINPAC welcomed a high-level delegation of women business leaders from India who are shaping the future of agriculture, biotech, women’s empowerment, arts, handicrafts and other areas of economic development. “These powerful women are providing new outlooks and opportunities that command our attention.  USINPAC is proud to join with them and be a part … Read moreUSINPAC Welcomes Women Business Leaders From India Copy

USINPAC Urges U.S. to Say No to IMF Funding for Pakistan Copy

Washington DC: In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin, USINPAC urged assistance in opposing any International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans to Pakistan until Pakistan ends state-sponsored terrorism. “USINPAC is not against the people of Pakistan, or aid for education, economic development, women’s empowerment, etc.,” Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, said. “But we … Read moreUSINPAC Urges U.S. to Say No to IMF Funding for Pakistan Copy

USINPAC WELCOMES WOMEN BUSINESS LEADERS FROM INDIA

Washington DC: USINPAC welcomed a high-level delegation of women business leaders from India who are shaping the future of agriculture, biotech, women’s empowerment, arts, handicrafts and other areas of economic development. “These powerful women are providing new outlooks and opportunities that command our attention.  USINPAC is proud to join with them and be a part … Read moreUSINPAC WELCOMES WOMEN BUSINESS LEADERS FROM INDIA

Dr. Pradeep Ganguly Is Winner of the 2019 MEDA Hall of Fame Award

Washington DC: USINPAC member Dr. Pradeep Ganguly has been inducted into the Maryland Economic Development Association’s (MEDA) Hall of Fame. Dr. Ganguly has been a member of MEDA since 1984. He is known for his tireless service, for giving back to the community despite the demands of a busy job. His innovations, projects and campaigns … Read moreDr. Pradeep Ganguly Is Winner of the 2019 MEDA Hall of Fame Award

USINPAC Continues to Push for Delayed IMF Funding for Pakistan

Washington DC: USINPAC continues to call for no or delayed IMF funding to Pakistan, and commends U.S. lawmakers for hearing and expressing the same concerns. Pakistan has received some 13 IMF bailout packages already, and many reports suggest that Pakistan has received financial aid packages this fiscal year that total over 9.1 billion U.S. dollars. … Read moreUSINPAC Continues to Push for Delayed IMF Funding for Pakistan

USINPAC Urges U.S. to Say No to IMF Funding for Pakistan Copy

Washington DC: In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin, USINPAC urged assistance in opposing any International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans to Pakistan until Pakistan ends state-sponsored terrorism. “USINPAC is not against the people of Pakistan, or aid for education, economic development, women’s empowerment, etc.,” Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, said. “But we … Read moreUSINPAC Urges U.S. to Say No to IMF Funding for Pakistan Copy

Prominent Lawyer Navneet Chugh Named Head of USINPAC’s California Chapter

Washington DC: On March 23, 2019, USINPAC launched its California chapter, with prominent lawyer, Navneet Chugh, serving as chapter head. The launch coincided with a fundraiser for Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, representing the Illinois 8th Congressional district. In her opening remarks, Dolly Kapoor, co-founder of USINPAC, expressed thanks to Congressman Krishnamoorthi for attending the launch and … Read moreProminent Lawyer Navneet Chugh Named Head of USINPAC’s California Chapter

USINPAC Urges U.S. to Say No to IMF Funding for Pakistan

Washington DC: In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin, USINPAC urged assistance in opposing any International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans to Pakistan until Pakistan ends state-sponsored terrorism. “USINPAC is not against the people of Pakistan, or aid for education, economic development, women’s empowerment, etc.,” Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, said. “But we … Read moreUSINPAC Urges U.S. to Say No to IMF Funding for Pakistan

USINPAC Condemns Deadly Terror Attack in Kashmir

Washington DC: In response to one of the deadliest terror attacks in Kashmir in decades in which 44 paramilitary soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed, USINPAC issued immediate support for India. “We are united in issuing our heartfelt condolences and in condemning this cowardly act,” SanjayPuri, Chairman of USINPAC said. “We … Read moreUSINPAC Condemns Deadly Terror Attack in Kashmir

USINPAC Continues Push for Green Card Changes for Indians

Washington DC: USINPAC continues its push for H-1B visa and green card changes. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. According to a report in 2018, three-fourths of H-1B visa holders are Indian IT specialists. Many US employers want to retain these high-skilled … Read moreUSINPAC Continues Push for Green Card Changes for Indians

INDIA COULD LEARN FROM AMERICAN SUCCESS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY Copy

As awareness about climate change increases has sparked the move away from gas and diesel powered vehicles and a move towards electric vehicles (EVs). Countries all around the world are introducing programs and policies to make electric vehicle ownership more attractive to prospect consumers, and many of these programs are having considerable success. The United … Read moreINDIA COULD LEARN FROM AMERICAN SUCCESS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY Copy

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna Member of Key House Committees

Washington D.C.: Congressman Ro Khanna is a member of the House Armed Services, Budget, and Oversight Committees. The House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction for laws pertaining to the United States military and also exercises oversight on the annual national defense budget. The Budget Committee drafts the annual budget resolution that sets revenue and spending … Read moreIndian-American Congressman Ro Khanna Member of Key House Committees

Senator Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Bid

Washington D.C.: The Indian American community is pleased to announce that Kamala Harris is running for President in 2020. Her mother, a breast cancer scientist, immigrated to the United States from Chennai. Her father, a Stanford University economics professor, emigrated from Jamaica. Senator Harris has been serving in the U.S. Senate since 2017. She previously … Read moreSenator Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Bid

Tulsi Gabbard, Longtime friend of Indian Americans, to Run for President in 2020

Washington D.C.: Tulsi Gabbard, a longtime friend of India and Indian Americans, has announced she will run for President in 2020. Congresswoman Gabbard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. USINPAC supported her candidacy and was pleased that she quickly advocated for India and Indian Americans while serving on the House Foreign … Read moreTulsi Gabbard, Longtime friend of Indian Americans, to Run for President in 2020