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Thu, 27 Dec 2007
  Washington, DC. Members of the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) express their heartfelt condolences to the people of Pakistan and the family of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto at this very difficult time. Bhutto was a victim of political violence and militant extremism, says Michael Taylor, USINPAC's Director of Government Affairs. Mr. Taylor goes on to say, Pakistan has been in the forefront of the U.S.-led war against terror. The escalation of violence in Pakistan ...
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Thu, 27 Dec 2007
Washington, DC. Just months after its historic grassroots shuttle diplomacy visit to India on behalf of the U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Agreement, the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) leads a delegation of prominent business leaders, entrepreneurs, political activists, and professionals from the Indian-American community to India for high-level business and political meetings. The fifth annual USINPAC delegation led by Chairman Sanjay Puri will arrive in Bangalore on Janu ...
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Tue, 06 Nov 2007
USINPAC Continues to Push for Fairer Immigration Bill despite Senate’s Failure to Pass Legislation The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) Chairman Sanjay Puri expressed his disappointment that the Senate was not able to pass Comprehensive Immigration legislation that he hoped would have included provisions allowing for a more compassionate family-based immigration system, an increase in the number of H1-B visas and green cards, an expedited green card backlog process, and an easier ...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2007
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Wed, 15 Aug 2007
Washington, D.C. - On India's landmark 60th Independence Day, the US-India Political Action Committee today congratulated the entire Indian American community and reaffirmed its commitment to further U.S.-India relations."It is with great pride that we celebrate India's 60th Independence Day," said Sanjay Puri, chairman, USINPAC. "India's independence from British rule was one of the 20th century most important historic milestones. Today, it has rightfully acquired a place in the pantheon ...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2007
Rockford, IL - U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) supporter and president of First Rockford Group, Sunil Puri, held a fundraiser on July 30, 2007 for Senator Barack Obama's presidential run. A warm-up event was held at the Rockford Radisson Hotel, where Senator Obama's wife, Michelle Obama, was the star attraction as she shook hands and spoke with people in the audience. Mrs. Obama wowed the crowed with her grasp of the issues and her charisma. She discussed many issues ...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2007
Washington - At the request of the membership of USINPAC, a resolution (H.Res. 607) was introduced by Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) in the House of Representatives on August 2, 2007, "Extending best wishes to the people of India as they celebrate the 60th anniversary of India's independence from the British Empire." Celebrations are expected on August 15, 2007 in the United States and India. Both Congressmen are Co-Chairs of the House Caucus on India ...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2007
Nashua, NH - The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) continued its active involvement in the 2008 presidential election race by hosting a house party for Democratic candidate Senator John Edwards. Over 200 people attended the event, where Senator Edwards addressed a wide range of issues of concern to the over 2 million Indian Americans across the nation.Senator Edwards, responded to a question by a USINPAC member concerning the Hindu prayer commencing the Senate on July 12th. ...
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Tue, 07 Aug 2007
Washington, D.C. - USINPAC Leadership Committee member Shri Thanedar, Ph.D., has been awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 in the Central Midwest Region. Dr. Thanedar, who founded the St. Louis, Missouri-based Chemir Group of Companies in 1990, was recognized for the award in the technology division by a distinguished panel that included area leaders in business, academics and civic organizations. As a regional winner, Dr. Thanedar will now vie for ...
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Tue, 07 Aug 2007
Washington - The United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) commends the U.S. Congress for maintaining language pertaining to Pakistan (Section 2042) in the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 (H.R.1) Conference Report. H.R.1 ensures that military funds appropriated under the Arms Exports Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is tied to the defeat of the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and other terrorists within its borders. The President would have to ...
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Tue, 07 Aug 2007
Washington, DC - In a letter sent to Members of Congress, United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) Chairman Sanjay Puri expressed support for the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 (H.R.1) now under consideration by a Senate-House Conference Committee. Of particular interest to USINPAC is passage into law language contained in the bill that would ensure that military funds appropriated under the Arms Exports Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act ...
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Tue, 07 Aug 2007
Washington, DC - Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) became the first presidential candidate to formally defend Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed's prayer opening a recent United States Senate session. In a July 20, 2007 statement, Senator Dodd affirmed:"Our nation was founded on the importance of religious freedom. The United States Senate has a responsibility to continue this legacy by honoring religious diversity and embracing the many faiths to which our citizens subscribe. I was honored to have Rajan ...
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Tue, 07 Aug 2007
Washington, D.C. - USINPAC today congratulated India's senior politician Mrs. Pratibha Patil on behalf of the two-million-plus strong Indian American community on becoming the nation's first woman President. With Mrs. Hillary Rodham-Clinton cementing her place as one of the frontrunners for the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, both of the world's largest democracies could possibly have a woman as their Head of State for the first time in their respective histories. USINPAC Chairman Sanja ...
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Mon, 06 Aug 2007
USINPAC representing more than 2 million Indian Americans nationwide voiced its strong support today towards the successful conclusion of the US-India Civilian Nuclear Energy Pact. A top grassroots advocacy concern since the 2005 Memorandum of Understanding signed by President Bush and Prime Minister Singh, USINPAC observers closely monitored the meetings underway in Washington this week between National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns with a ...
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Mon, 06 Aug 2007
The U.S. Department of Homeland Securit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed course this week by accepting applications for an adjustment of work status for non-immigrant work visa holders until August 17. Due to public outcry, USCIS overturned a decision made on July 2 that did not allow for any more applications to be accepted after many people had been told earlier that green cards would start to be available by this date. Chairman of USINPAC Sanjay Puri stated, ...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Washington, D.C. - USINPAC today hailed the agreement reached by American and Indian officials over the nuclear deal between the two nations calling it a historic milestone in US-India relations. The final draft agreement will now be referred to the respective governments for their approval.Universally regarded as one of the most important pacts of the 21st century, the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement lays the foundation stone for India's energy self-reliance and opens avenues for Americ ...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Nashua, NH (July 13, 2007) - In one of their first joint appearances, Senator Clinton and President Clinton took time off the campaign trail to meet privately with members of the U.S. India Political Action Committee. USINPAC speaks for the over 2 million Indian Americans across the United States and has been very active in the early primary state of New Hampshire. Recognizing the importance and growing political involvement of the Indian American community, Senator Clinton discussed a ...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2007
Manchester, NH - US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) continued its involvement in the presidential election race by attending the Republican Senate Victory PAC Reception on June 28th, which supported GOP candidates in the state of New Hampshire. The event highlighted several state senators and featured GOP Presidential Hopeful Senator Fred Thompson. The Senator, who hasn't officially announced his bid for the Presidency, spoke to USINPAC Future Leaders Council leader Varu ...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2007
Washington, DC - Today, the United States Senate made history by allowing Hindu clergyman Rajan Zed to give the morning prayer opening the Senate session. This was the first time in the history of the United States that a Hindu prayer was offered before the Senate.United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) Chairman Sanjay Puri said, "The fact that Rajan Zed was allowed to give a prayer before the U.S. Senate should make us all proud as Americans. Religious diversity ...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2007
July 12, 2007Mr. Donald E. WildmonChairmanAmerican Family AssociationP.O. Drawer 2440Tulepo, MS 38803Dear Mr. Wildmon:We are dismayed by the position that your organization, American Family Association, has taken regarding a prayer offered by Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed before the United States Senate. United States India Political Action Committee believes in religious tolerance and diversity as a founding principle of our democracy. The constitution assures every single citizen should hav ...
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