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Thu, 12 Feb 2009
New Delhi, January 26, 2009. The USINPAC leadership had an exclusive meeting with PM Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on January 15 to discuss a wide range of issues and interest in US-India relations especially matters which are close to the heart of Indian American community. In this 30 minutes meeting, USINPAC leadership discussed the reaction of Indian American community to the Mumbai terror attacks. It also conveyed to the Prime Minister the role of USINPAC in galvanizing the Indian Am ...
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Mon, 05 Jan 2009
On December 1, 2008, the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) launched an online petition drive (http://www.petitiononline.com/USINPAC9/petition.html) calling for the U.S. Congress to cut off funding to Pakistan if it did not shut down the terror training camps clearly responsible for the November Mumbai terror attacks. On May 8, 2003, USINPAC's briefings and advocacy in the United States Congress led to the historic passage by unanimous vote on the floor of the House of Represen ...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008
December 14, 2008. Washington DCDear President-elect Obama and the Presidential Transition Team:As you by now are aware, a highly accomplished member of your team, Sonal Shah, has been targeted in a smear campaign in which she is falsely accused of supporting groups that condone violence against Christians and Muslims. In fact, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) even accused you, President-elect Obama as "condoning an organization that supports terrorism aimed at Muslims and Chri ...
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Thu, 04 Dec 2008
Washington, DC. 03 December, 2008. The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) continues to lead the Indian American community's response to terrorist attacks in Mumbai. USINPAC is working with several key Members of Congress to ensure the U.S. responds properly to the attacks. Today, USINPAC spoke with Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), member of the influential House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, about US-India counter-terrorism legislation he i ...
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Wed, 03 Dec 2008
Washington DC, 12/1/08: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) continues to implement a rapid response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. USINPAC's action plan includes working with several key Members of Congress to develop an effective response from the US, supporting a Congressional Resolution condemning the attacks, supporting US-India counter-terrorism legislation, and organizing a Congressional Briefing on the origins of the terrorist attacks and the best way for the U.S. to ...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2008
Washington, DC. 26 November, 2008. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC, www.usinpac.com) condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. "The terrorists specifically targeted U.S. and British nationals, and while we do not know the identities of the hostages, it is possible that some of them are U.S. citizens," said Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC. "The hearts of USINPAC and the entire Indian American community are with the families of the victims and hostages." Terrorists a ...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2008
US Congress Condemns Mumbai Terror Attacks; Urges Pakistan to Cooperate Fully with IndiaUSINPAC commends Congressional Action and looks to keep Congress focused Washington, DC. The U.S. Senate late last night unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and George Voinovich (R-OH) condemning the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The resolution applauded the restraint exhibited so far by the Indian government as it investigates the attacks and strongly u ...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2008
An inspirational selection by an inspirational leaderWashington, DC. Indian-American Sonal Shah, an eminent economist who heads Google's philanthropic arm, has been appointed an advisory board member by President-elect Barack Obama to assist his team in a smooth transition of power. The 40-year-old Shah will be part of a panel composed of individuals with significant private and public sector experience who will offer their expertise in their respective fields to Obama's transition team. Th ...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2008
USINPAC applauds Indian-American candidates who ran for OfficeWashington, DC. As Barack Obama - America's first African-American president - is elevated to the White House, and as he begins to write a new chapter in a long story that began in slavery and persecution, Indian-Americans as a community have continued to grow in their political participation, sophistication, and influence. "It is extremely heartening to observe every election cycle that more and more Indian-Americans run for ele ...
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Wed, 05 Nov 2008
USINPAC congratulates a Transformational CandidateWashington, DC. The American voters have spoken and decided they are ready to make history by electing their first African-American president. A large number of the Indian-American community especially the second generation have enthusiastically supported Senator Barack Obama and embraced his message of change. For many Indian-Americans, Obama was on all counts, a transformational candidate who was able to go beyond race, a man who had the potent ...
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Thu, 02 Oct 2008
Washington, DC. – USINPAC on behalf of the over 2.5 million strong Indian American community applauded passage today of the U.S.-India nuclear pact. This agreement will allow for the transfer of U.S. civilian nuclear technology to India and further civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The legislation (H.R. 7081) passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 86-13.The U.S.-India nuclear agreement has been in progress since July 2005. In December 2006, the U.S. Congress passed the Hen ...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2008
Denver, CO. More Indian-Americans attended this year's convention than any other major political convention. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) left its mark on the Democratic Convention with a record number of members attending the event. "The many USINPAC members at the Democratic National Convention are just one example of the community's rapid political maturity," said Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-15), Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. USINPAC members ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2008
Denver, CO. On the third day of the Democratic Convention, the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) raised the political visibility of Indian-Americans in the electoral process throughout the day; a day that was headlined by speeches by Vice Presidential Candidate Joseph Biden and former President Bill Clinton.USINPAC members and representatives communicated with prominent leaders of the Democratic Party such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-8), Democratic Party Vice Chai ...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2008
Denver, CO. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) continues to have a strong presence at the Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado. USINPAC met with numerous dignitaries including Senate Majority Whip and Obama confidant Richard Durbin (D-IL), and former Governor Mark Warner (D-VA), who was the keynote speaker of the convention and a candidate for the U.S. Senate."The success of the community, USINPAC and the Caucus can be seen by so many Indian-Americans attending the Convention ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2008
Washington DC, August 22: Today, Senator Barack Obama announced that Senator Joseph Biden, Democratic Senator from Delaware, will be his running mate for the U.S. Presidential election. The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) views Senator Biden as having a record of supporting issues important to the Indian American community."Chairman Biden has always been a friend of the Indian American community. He has visited India, been supportive of our issues while in the Senate such voting ...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2008
The U.S. India nuclear cooperation agreement has survived yet another challenge. Last month's dramatic vote in the Indian parliament in support of the government's determination to press ahead with the agreement, removed a major hurdle that had delayed progress for almost a year. The prospects now look good for a successful conclusion to the three-year effort, with the possibility that the Bush Administration will forward the text to Congress this fall for final approval.This historic initi ...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2008
Washington, DC. On Thursday, July 31st, as Senator Barack Obama entered the Mayflower Hotel for a fundraiser organized by a coalition of Asian-American political groups, he was greeted by an extended ovation. In his twenty minutes of remarks, Obama dropped his usual stump speech and opted for a more focused talk on issues of particular interest to many Indian-Americans. He promised health care initiatives geared toward Asian-American problems, endorsed federal support for minority-owned bus ...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008
Washington, DC. 29 July, 2008. In reaching out on Capitol Hill while conveying grave concern over the recent wave of terrorist attacks on India, the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) found senior Members of Congress expressing tremendous support for India. Specifically, USINPAC heard strong words of encouragement for India to continue its very important and helpful role in Afghanistan, and more calls for closer security cooperation between the United States and India."The attack on t ...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008
Washington, DC. 26 July, 2008. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) intends to brief key members of the U.S. Congress and the Bush Administration about the most recent terrorist attacks in India and the importance of closer cooperation on intelligence sharing for the global war on terror. USINPAC condemns the terrorist attacks on the Indian cities of Bangalore and Ahmedabad. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the blasts," said Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC. "The e ...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2008
Washington, DC. July 23, 2008. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is pleased the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh won a vote of confidence today in the Indian Parliament over the US-India Civilian Nuclear Agreement. This means that the Government of India can now approach the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) to operationalize the nuclear deal assured of the necessary domestic political support."As this is a truly historic ...
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