Washington, D.C.: U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot proudly serves Ohio’s 1stCongressional District. In his capacity as Chairman of many influential House Committees, he is also one of the strongest supporters of India and Indian Americans.
As Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee on the Middle East and South Asia, Congressman Chabot elaborated many times on India’s importance noting “our relationship with India is critical, particularly if we are to get our economy, and the world’s, moving again.”
While serving as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Congressman Chabot held oversight hearings focused on the rebalance to Asia and why South Asia matters. In an opening statement, Congressman Chabot welcomed President Obama’s pivot to Asia and suggested that it would only succeed if “the U.S. does more to build stronger relationships in South Asia and with India, in particular.” Chairman Chabot lauded India’s cultural influence, pluralistic society, democratic government, and growing military power which place India in a position to take advantage of future economic growth in East and Southeast Asia, while also contributing to regional security and achieving national security interests that both India and the U.S. share.
In April 2014, as many nations in South Asia, including India, prepared for national elections, Chairman Chabot looked forward to working closely with the next Indian government. In a subcommittee meeting on “Assessing U.S. Foreign Assistance Priorities in South Asia,” Chabot spoke about facilitating growth in the U.S.-India trade relationship and ensuring new opportunities for U.S. businesses in Indian markets. Chabot stated that to achieve collaboration on energy, science and technology, environment, space, education, and counterterrorism, our security engagement with India must be the central element of the U.S.-India partnership.
Chairman Chabot also delivered an opening statement at a hearing entitled "U.S.-India Relations Under the Modi Government" in which he congratulated India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chabot expressed hope that the new government would work on reinvigorating bilateral ties and building a more dynamic partnership.
In June 2017, Congressman Chabot voted yes on a bipartisan amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2016 seeking expansion of trilateral national security cooperation among the U.S., Israel and India. Congressman Chabot’s vote helped ensure the measure’s successful passage by the U.S. House of Representatives.
USINPAC has hosted Congressman Chabot at featured events, including in April 2018 in Reston, VA for entrepreneurs doing business with the Federal Government. On every occasion, Congressman Chabot offers undeviating support for India and Indian Americans, and for small and medium sized business owners in Ohio and across the country.
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