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Thu, 18 Apr 2013
April 18, 2013, Washington D.C.: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) looks forward to the bipartisan Senate immigration reform proposal by Senators McCain and Schumer. USINPAC has previously supported President Obama’s immigration proposal focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, which is mirrored in the upcoming proposal as well.   In a press note today President Obama said about the proposal, “It would modernize our legal immigration system so that we’re able to reunite ...
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013
Calls upon the State Department to reconsider its decisionApril 10, 2013; Washington DC: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) has sharply criticized the issuance of a new waiver for supply of defense equipment by the U.S. administration to Pakistan, the second one within six months. The waiver is estimated to be worth over $2 billion. Senior USINPAC Advisor, Manish Thakur expressed deep disappointment saying, “We feel that it is a self-defeating and a short sighted policy. We have pai ...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013
Washington DC, March 20, 2013: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) welcomes the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2013 introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin in an attempt to reduce H1-B and L1 visa fraud. The bill requires that an employer filing for an H1-B should attest that less than 50% of his work force is H1B or L visa holders and he has made an honest effort to employ U.S. citizens.    Introducing the bill Sen. Grassley said, “Somewhere along the line, the H-1 ...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013
March 16, 2013.  Washington DC: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) Chairman Sanjay Puri testified before the House Committee on Foreign Relations and passionately advocated to give top priority to Education, STEM Teacher exchange and export of gas to ease India's energy difficulty. He also recommended U.S. working directly with progressive states in India to increase trade and cooperation.Earlier, Congressman and Ranking Member of the Committee Eni Faleomavaega (D-AS), a strong advoc ...
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Tue, 05 Mar 2013
Calls upon the FBI and Dept. of Justice to urgently act upon the same March 5, 2013, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly supports Rep. Crowley and Sen. Dick Durbin’s appeal to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to modify their Hate Crime Incident Reporting Form to allow for better information gathering about Sikhs and Hindus. A letter has been submitted by 26 Senators and 40 Representatives to the two agencies i ...
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013
February 26, 2013, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expressed surprise at the unfortunate remarks by then Sen. Chuck Hagel in 2011 wherein he claimed that “India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan.” Such statement is particularly surprising given the Obama administration’s strong support for India’s constructive role in Afghanistan and stronger US-India ties. USINPAC would like clarifications from Secretary of Defense Hagel about this issu ...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013
Calls for greater US-India counterterrorism collaboration    February 22, 2013, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly condemns the twin blasts in the Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad, India yesterday that killed over 16 people and injured more than 115 people. USINPAC sends its condolences to the victims and their families and hopes that the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice.  Expressing distress over another terrorist attack on Indian soil, USIN ...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013
Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Senator John Kerry on his confirmation as the Secretary of State in the second Obama administration. Sen. Kerry has successfully served as the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the past four years, and is known foreign policy expert. USINPAC President, Sanjay Puri sent his congratulatory wishes to Sen. Kerry and said, “Sen. Kerry has repeatedly displayed his high-regard for a strong US-India ...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013
Expresses relief over justice delivered January 25, 2013, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes the 35 year jail sentence handed to David Headley for his role in the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai that killed 166 people. Headley worked with the Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) to scout locations and plan the horrific attacks on Mumbai. Since his arrest in 2009, Headley has been cooperating with U.S. and Indian investigative agencies and had in return received a plea ba ...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013
A large number of USINPAC members celebrated President Barack Obama’s second term in the office at the first-ever Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball. The ball signals the coming of age of the three million-plus influential community that voted overwhelmingly for the President. Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng, the second half-sister of Obama who was present at the Ball, said, “Indian-Americans are tremendously important and we hope they would be increasingly visible not only in the government, but als ...
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